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Pat Fitzgerald
“I think stats are for losers. The only stat that matters is wins at the end of the year.”   Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald gave that quote in the 2013 offseason after his Wildcats went 10–3 with what appeared to be...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Freedom Akinmoladun
The balance of power in college football and the strength of divisions is always cyclical. The Big Ten West is on the wrong side of the cycle in 2016, as Nebraska, Wisconsin and Northwestern enter the year with key question marks and projected to...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light officially preview the Big 12 in 2016.   - First, expansion. The Big 12 needs to add four teams if it expands and we explain why and who those teams should be. Houston, Cincinnati, BYU, Boise State,...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
Travon McMillian
Every college football team has players most would consider underrated. However, defining underrated players is no easy assignment, as that term varies in meaning between fans and experts. With the 2016 season approaching,...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
BYU Cougars
The Big 12 could be expanding by two or four teams in the near future, as the conference’s board of directors on Tuesday authorized commissioner Bob Bowlsby to evaluate and gather information on programs interested in joining the league. The...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Kevin Steele’s laugh isn’t derisive. He isn’t trying to make fun of or belittle the question. But he lets loose with a deep chuckle that fairly drips with cream gravy.   So, coach, how much pressure is there for coaches in...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Who knows what will happen when two of pop culture’s most iconic superheroes face off in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, a comic book-inspired double bill?   From Director Zack Snyder comes Batman v Superman: Dawn of...
Grant Marcus
7 months ago
Jake Browning
It’s no secret quarterback play is an integral part of every college football team and its hopes of winning a national title, contending for a conference championship or simply making a bowl. However, this position is also the most difficult...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
James Franklin
When James Franklin arrived at Penn State in January 2014, one of his priorities was to replenish some of the optimism that had dwindled amid the many doomsday predications that followed the NCAA’s imposition of severe sanctions in 2012 and...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Braden Gall and David Fox are back in Nashville after returning from SEC Media Days and a honeymoon respectively. We've got a complete breakdown as well official championship predictions from 23 of our closest friends.   - Was Dan Mullen...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
Jeffery Wilson
Every college football team has players most would consider underrated. However, defining underrated players is no easy assignment, as that term varies in meaning between fans and experts. With the 2016 season approaching,...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Bruce Arians
Super Bowl or bust? That might seem dramatic, but it also rings true for the Cardinals this season. After winning the NFC West and advancing to the NFC Championship Game, the Cardinals should be satisfied with nothing less than playing in the...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Jeff Fisher
New time. New town. New quarterback. But will they be the same old Rams? That’s the question as the franchise returns to Los Angeles after 21 seasons in St. Louis.   The logistics have been complicated, with the team holding spring...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Colin Kaepernick
The 49ers’ coaching carousel continues to turn at an alarming rate, and a once-dominant franchise that has won five Super Bowls appears to have lost its way. San Francisco will have its third coach in three years, going from Jim Harbaugh to...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Pete Carroll
Two seasons removed from a Super Bowl victory, the Seahawks still hold several championship pieces — quarterback Russell Wilson, both kickers, receiver Doug Baldwin and much of a stifling defense that revolves around Richard Sherman,...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Justin Fuente
When Dino Babers was the wide receivers coach at Baylor in 2008, he and the rest of coaching staff knew the Bears had ground to make up to stand up to Oklahoma and Texas. As a coach at Baylor, that’s part of the deal.   Babers didn...
David Fox
7 months ago
Antonio Brown
As has been the case in recent seasons, the race for the top overall spot on fantasy football big boards is wide open. Last year, Le’Veon Bell’s two-game suspension resulted in owners of the No. 1 pick to at least think twice before...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Dane Evans
Every college football team has players most would consider underrated. However, defining underrated players is no easy assignment, as that term varies in meaning between fans and experts. With the 2016 season approaching,...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Von Miller
Talk about your seismic shifts. In the span of barely a month, the Broncos went from champagne-soaked, confetti-covered Super Bowl champions to just another NFL team in desperate search of a quarterback.   Peyton Manning took his ball and...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Alex Smith
Kansas City closed 2015 on a team-record 10-game winning streak after a 1-5 start. The positive vibes even continued into the franchise’s least favorite month — January — with a 30-0 demolition of the Houston Texans during Wild...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Derek Carr
Coach Jack Del Rio took over a Raiders team last year that was coming off a 3–13 season and more than doubled that win total, finishing 7–9. The Raiders haven’t made the playoffs or finished above .500 since 2002 when they...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Philip Rivers
After the ugliness of the Chargers’ attempted move to Los Angeles, 2016 will be the most pivotal year in franchise history. After agreeing to stay in San Diego at least one more year rather than join the Rams in L.A., the Chargers are...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Nebraska Cornhuskers
Nebraska’s first year under new coach Mike Riley ended with a disappointing 6-7 final record. While the six-win mark was just the program’s third losing season since 1962, the 2015 campaign wasn’t as bad as the final ledger...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Baker Mayfield
There are a lot of prospective student-athletes coming out of high school that are two-sport athletes. In fact, in the 2016 NFL Draft 88.5% of players selected were dual-sport athletes back in their Friday Night Light days. That statistic goes to...
Lance Dozier
7 months ago
Julio Jones
At first Dan Quinn made it look too easy. The former Seattle defensive coordinator stepped straight from a Super Bowl defense to a 5–0 start as a rookie head coach. Every move made to fix the floundering Falcons worked — until nothing...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago

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