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The Top 10 Games for the First Weekend of College Football
By Monday evening, a good portion of an offseason’s worth of predictions and debates may be out of date.That’s part of the anticipation for the first weekend of the season, which will stretch from Thursday through Monday night. Plenty...
David Fox
1 year ago
Lane Kiffin
Coaches are always a hot topic during any college football season. And once the calendar turns to late October, replacements and potential firings will dominate the headlines even more.There’s a difference between a coach on the hot seat and...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Teddy Bridgewater
The 2013 college football season is officially here. With kickoff on Thursday night, it’s time to make those final preseason predictions and projections. Even if you don't place any wagers on sports, the lines/projections from the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
The 2013 season is upon us, but there’s still plenty to dissect from recent seasons that may give us a hint of what’s to come after the first kickoff Thursday.Returning starters, points per game, yards per play and recruiting rankings...
David Fox
1 year ago
Yesterday, Athlon looked at the most beneficial home schedules in college football for the 2013 season. We considered the best home schedules to be those that would be most helpful to a team’s goals by bringing the toughest opponents to the...
David Fox
1 year ago
Shayne Skov
It’s a tough call for the No. 1 spot in college football’s linebacker units for 2013. Stanford and Alabama are both deserving of the top honor, but a slight edge goes to the Cardinal. Shayne Skov should be closer to full strength now...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Utah State has scored plenty of touchdowns over the last two years, but as this video shows, the Aggies may need a little work on their touchdown celebrations.Receiver Bruce Natson catches a touchdown during a scrimmage and is ready to celebrate...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Jadeveon Clowney
Defensive line isn’t a particularly deep position in college football this season. But at the top, South Carolina, Notre Dame, Arizona State, Florida and USC are all pretty solid. The Gamecocks are headlined by college football’s No. 1...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Gus Malzahn
Catching up from a busy weekend of news around the college football world.Contact us on twitter with a link or a tip we should include each day. (@AthlonSteven)College Football's Must-Read Stories Around the Web for Monday, August 19thThe Big...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
David Yankey
The unsung heroes of every college football team are the men in the trenches. Offensive lines are often overlooked when it comes to preseason predictions, but this position is arguably the most important unit on the team.Stanford has churned out...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Marqise Lee
USC is limited on scholarships due to NCAA sanctions, but coach Lane Kiffin didn’t take any shortcuts on his receiving corps. The Trojans have the nation’s No. 1 receiver in junior Marqise Lee, while sophomore Nelson Agholor is due for...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Todd Gurley
The committee approach at running back has become more prevalent in college football over the last five years, so it’s no surprise most teams have two or three players that could start each week for their offense.The SEC is loaded at running...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Chris Petersen
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Colorado State showed progress under first-year coach Jim McElwain last season, winning three out of their final five games. The Rams are still in rebuild mode this year, but under McElwain, they should push for five or six victories.Colorado State...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
When the 2012 season started, no one would have picked Eric Fisher as any kind of star. He played offensive tackle, and he did it for a team that went 3-9 the previous season.But the Central Michigan lineman clearly was special as he ended up the...
David Fox
1 year ago
Boise State has seven consecutive seasons of at least 10 wins and is 84-8 under coach Chris Petersen.The Broncos had to replace a handful of key players last season – including quarterback Kellen Moore and running back Doug Martin – yet...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Mark Barron
Statistical production, individual awards, team success, longevity, supporting cast, level of competition, raw talent and overall athletic ability all factor heavily in determining overall greatness. Sometimes, you simply know greatness when you...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
It’s a new era for Nevada football in 2013. Gone is coach Chris Ault and in is former Texas A&M assistant Brian Polian. The Wolf Pack has won at least six games in each of the last eight years and should be in the mix for a bowl in 2013....
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Catching up from a busy weekend around the college football world. Contact us on twitter with a link or a tip we should include each day. (@AthlonSteven)College Football's Must-Read Stories Around the Web for Monday, July 29th ...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Statistical production, individual awards, team success, longevity, supporting cast, level of competition, raw talent and overall athletic ability all factor heavily in determining overall greatness. Sometimes, you simply know greatness when you...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Fresno State is making a slight uniform upgrade for 2013. The Bulldogs aren’t doing away with their traditional white and red uniforms, but they will be adding a black uniform to the rotation. Fresno State plans to wear all black against...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Change is the key word in Reno this year, as Nevada will have a new head coach (Brian Polian), and the team has to replace some key players on both sides of the ball.The Wolf Pack is also updating their helmets this year, as they will wear a white...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
With the college football season just around the corner, it seems there is a different preseason poll or prediction released every day. This time, it’s the LVH, as it has released its over/under win totals for 2013.There are some interesting...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Determining the worst coaching tenures for any period is no easy task. Each program has its own set of hurdles to overcome, and all coaches aren’t on equal footing when they take over a job.In forming Athlon’s list of the top 25 worst...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
It's been a busy week in the college football world.In addition to the latest news, Friday's links will try to highlight some of the best posts of week - just in case you didn't catch our posts from earlier in the week.Contact us...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago

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