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Baker Mayfield
The first full weekend of the 2016 college football season starts on Thursday night with a handful of games and continues into Labor Day with a huge showdown between Florida State and Ole Miss in Orlando. Thursday night’s action is headlined...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
The 2016 college football season starts on Thursday, Sept. 1 and concludes in early January with the national championship in Tampa, Fla. With kickoff right around the corner, it’s time to fill up your Twitter timelines with information on...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Week 1 of the college football season is a good time to remember that the best games of the season won’t all be like this.   And by “like this” we mean in sterile neutral-site stadiums rather than on college campuses. Some...
David Fox
6 months ago
Deshaun Watson
With players like Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, Florida State’s Dalvin Cook, Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey and LSU’s Leonard Fournette returning, it’s a crowded year at the top of the player rankings. Watson is Athlon...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
November can often be the month most fans remember. The rivalry games and a season’s worth of momentum all create heightened drama in the final full month of the season.   Yet in the shortest season in sports, every month and every...
David Fox
6 months ago
The guys break down the biggest Week 1 in college football history!   Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox preview the biggest, most important and overlooked games of the first week of the season.   - SEC powers Alabama, LSU and...
Braden Gall
6 months ago
Lamar Jackson
Every college football season produces its share of new faces on the scene, as breakout players or rising stars play a huge role in determining the four playoff teams and the conference champions. While these players are instrumental to the success...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Deshaun Watson
Quarterback play is always under the microscope for every college football team. Finding and developing a reliable starter isn’t easy for some programs, but for other schools, the next quarterback steps in and the offense doesn...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Baker Mayfield
Oklahoma is the heavy favorite to repeat as Big 12 champions in 2016, so it should be no surprise the Sooners dominate in Athlon’s projected top 35 players in the conference. Quarterback Baker Mayfield edges Texas Tech signal-caller Patrick...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Leonard Fournette
Another season, another loaded year for returning talent in the SEC. While the league is short on proven quarterbacks, there’s plenty of depth at defensive end, receiver and linebacker. LSU running back Leonard Fournette leads the way for...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
The college football offseason is nearing a close, which means months of analyzing and previewing will soon be validated or … not.   The preseason AP poll was released Sunday, and a clear consensus has been established. Alabama is a...
David Fox
6 months ago
Duke and Kentucky haven’t met in the NCAA Tournament since the 1998 Elite Eight. If that drought ends in 2016, the matchup could be epic.   Sure, Duke and Kentucky have faced each other during the season on a somewhat regular basis,...
David Fox
6 months ago
Sonny Dykes
College football’s 2016 season officially kicks off on Friday night with California and Hawaii making the long trek to Sydney, Australia for a neutral site matchup. This game marks the inaugural College Football Sydney Cup and a crowd of over...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
J.T. Barrett
The Big Ten is short on proven quarterbacks for 2016, but there’s no question the league is stacked with talent on defense. Of Athlon’s projected top 10 players for this season, six come from defense, including standout cornerbacks...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
The season is here and the guys have to make their official College Football Playoff picks for 2016.   Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox pick every division winner, conference champion and announce their picks to make the College...
Braden Gall
6 months ago
Nick Saban
The start of the 2016 college football season is just a few days away. California and Hawaii meet in Australia on Aug. 26 in the first game of the year, with the full slate for Week 1 starting on Thursday, Sept. 1 and ending on Labor Day with...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Deshaun Watson
Florida State and Clemson are projected to be two of the nation’s best teams this fall, so it should be no surprise these two programs return some of the ACC’s top individual talents. Quarterback Deshaun Watson leads the way in Athlon...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Christian McCaffrey
The Pac-12 is known for its high-scoring offenses and dynamic skill players, and with the likes of Oregon running back Royce Freeman, Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey and USC receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster returning, this league is going to...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Technically, this is the first week of college football. The first game featuring two FBS teams kicks off Friday here in the United States — though it will be noon Saturday in Sydney — when Hawaii and Cal face each other in...
David Fox
6 months ago
Texas A&M Aggies
Gambling advice is for entertainment purposes only (of course)!   Win totals, over/unders, prop bets and more take center stage on this edition of the Cover 2 Podcast.   Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox offer their top win total...
Braden Gall
6 months ago
Mason Rudolph
Quarterback is the toughest position to play at any level. And regardless of team or conference affiliation, college football quarterbacks are always under the spotlight to produce. Good quarterback play or improvement at the position...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Quarterbacks, Quartebacks, Quarterbacks!   It's the most important position on the field, so Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox break down the QB position heading into the 2016 season.   - Which teams don't need great...
Braden Gall
6 months ago
Dalvin Cook
Having two running backs is almost essential for every college football team. While some teams have workhorse options that can handle 275 or 300 carries, most programs want to have at least two (and sometimes three) running backs to split up the...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
J.T. Barrett
The quarterback is easily the most important on-field position for any college football team. Signal-callers can truly make their teammates better and enhance their play on the field. While quarterback - especially proven ones - are valuable,...
Lance Dozier
6 months ago
Tre'Davious White
Finding and evaluating cornerbacks and safeties is one of the most difficult jobs for any college football coaching staff. Competition level and a variety of offenses in high school create a several obstacles in player evaluation....
Steven Lassan
6 months ago

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