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Jonathan Allen
The rise of spread offenses and the different schemes teams face on a week-to-week basis in a college football season has altered how some defensive coordinators think. While some are placing more emphasis on building a secondary,...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Nebraska Cornhuskers
Mike Riley’s first season at Nebraska resulted in a disappointing 6-7 record, but the Cornhuskers could be the biggest challenger to Iowa in the Big Ten West in 2016. The offense is led by senior quarterback Tommy Armstrong and a dynamic...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Peyton Manning
Every season, the NFL offers five months’ worth of action, from the regular season all the way through to the Super Bowl. That is a total of 268 games full of highlight-reel plays, impressive displays of athleticism and bone-crunching...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Carson Palmer
Arizona and Seattle figure to be the strength of the NFC West yet again and both teams have Super Bowl aspirations. The Cardinals’ championship window with quarterback Carson Palmer may be closing, which is why the team traded for pass rusher...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
This is not the same Denver team that won Super Bowl 50, but the Broncos’ defense should still be among the NFL’s best. Even with the questions on offense, particularly at quarterback, there’s no reason to not consider Gary Kubiak...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Clemson Tigers
The offensive line is often the most overlooked position for any college football team. While the linemen in the trenches don’t get enough credit, they are often the most important piece to a successful offense. Flashy skill talent...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Cam Newton
The NFL has been around for nearly 100 years and every season presents an opportunity for history to be made. Like every other sport, there are records and numbers that are well known, such as Peyton Manning’s 55 touchdown passes in 2013 or...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
For Athlon Sports, the offseason is one of our favorite times of the year. Of course, we enjoy the season as much as any crazed college football fan, but the bread-and-butter for Athlon since 1967 has been helping readers prepare for the season...
David Fox
6 months ago
The guys are breaking down the Group of 5 today. Braden Gall, Mitch Light, David Fox give you teams to watch, coaches to watch, games to watch and debate if a G5 team can make the Playoff?   - What will happen to the Group of 5 teams...
Braden Gall
6 months ago
Carolina came up short in its quest to win a Super Bowl, but the three-time defending NFC South champion is very much a threat to play on Super Sunday again. New Orleans still has the offense to be a contender, but the Saints’ success could...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Artavis Scott
While offensive and defensive lines are arguably more important to the success of any college football team, it’s the skill talent – running backs or receivers – and quarterbacks that generate most of the preseason...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Houston is the reigning AFC South champion and could be even more dangerous on offense this season after adding quarterback Brock Osweiler and running back Lamar Miller in free agency. Indianapolis is banking on a bounce-back year from Andrew Luck...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Eight years is a lifetime for a college football program. In 2008, Mack Brown’s Texas program had not yet collapsed. Mark Mangino and Kansas were coming off a 12-win season. Penn State was still cruising along with Joe Paterno. Urban Meyer...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Ezekiel Ansah
Minnesota broke Green Bay’s stranglehold on the NFC East last season, and don’t be surprised if these two battle for the top spot again. The Vikings took a wide receiver in the first round of the draft to give quarterback Teddy...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Leonard Fournette
While every college football team would prefer to have an established, superstar No. 1 running back, using a committee of options is the preferred approach to save wear and tear on the starter. Some teams prefer to split the carry...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Greg Ward
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
Cincinnati won the AFC North for the second time in three years last season, but lost in the Wild Card Round for the fifth straight season. The Bengals will try once again to get over that hump this season, but will face a stiff test from the...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Oregon Ducks
The Pac-12 conference goes under the microscope as hosts Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox wrap up their Power 5 conference previews.   - Why are there no Pac-12 teams ranked in Athlon Sports' top 10? Does this mean that the league...
Braden Gall
6 months ago
Baker Mayfield
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
Tony Romo
Washington won a watered-down NFC East last season with a 9-7 record. Philadelphia finished second at 7-9 and promptly fired its head coach, as did New York (6-10). Dallas (4-12) brought up the rear, but most are expecting a big rebound from the...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Tom Herman
Whether it’s a player, team or coach, the next big thing is always on the minds of fans for all 128 college football programs. Regardless of the job or program, coaches are always under the microscope and under to pressure to win – and...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Dozens of coaches every year go to bed one night in the winter having just realized a dream. Maybe they’ve taken their first head coaching job; maybe they’ve reached the top of the profession.   Everything is grand.   By...
David Fox
6 months ago
Luke Falk
The Pac-12 is usually home to some of college football's best quarterbacks and high-powered offenses. That trend should hold true once again in 2016, as Washington State's Luke Falk and UCLA's Josh Rosen are two of the top quarterbacks...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Oklahoma Sooners
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
6 months ago
Cam Newton
NFL training camps are in full swing with the 2016 regular season set to kick off in a month. So to help whet your appetite for some pigskin while counting down the days until the action returns to the gridiron, here are 16 storylines...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago

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