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Rex Ryan
The Jets have missed the playoffs for three straight seasons — during which time they’ve gone 8–8, 6–10 and 8–8 again last season — but owner Woody Johnson and general manager John Idzik decided to bring coach...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Eli Manning
Giants management is nothing if not patient. Sweeping changes have almost never been encouraged or forced. Longtime and popular players could always count on loyalty from the team. But after missing the playoffs four times in the last five...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Rankings are a big part of any college football season, and even in the playoff format, the polls and projections are still an interesting exercise. For example: The AP Poll came out over the weekend, while the USA Today Coaches Poll came out...
Braden Gall
5 months ago
Chip Kelly
NFC East champion Philadelphia was the only team in the division to finish with a winning record last season. Now that defensive coordinators have had an offseason to study Chip Kelly’s offense, will the Eagles have as much success in 2014 or...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Texas A&M’s quarterback situation was one of the most intriguing battles of the offseason, as the Aggies looked for a replacement for standout Johnny Manziel. And at least for the opener, the starting job in College Station is slated to...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Bryce Petty
The Big 12 heads into 2014 looking to rebound on the national stage. Oklahoma is coming off a huge Sugar Bowl victory against Alabama, and Baylor is likely to rank as a top 10 team by most this preseason after winning the conference title last year...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
LSU Tigers
Visit Football Study Hall to get in-depth team previews, advanced stats and features for the 2014 season .Baseball has sabermetrics. Basketball has KenPom’s efficiency rankings. What does football have? When it comes to advanced...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Oklahoma Sooners
Many believe that the Big 12 is a two-horse race in 2014. While that is likely true, the rest of the conference is going to be extremely entertaining. Kansas State, Texas, TCU, Texas Tech and Oklahoma State all believe they can step into that...
Braden Gall
5 months ago
Minnesota Golden Gophers
Minnesota became the latest team to unveil an alternate helmet for the 2014 season, as the school released photos of a gold design slated to appear a few games this year.The traditional “M” logo appears on the sides, and there’s a...
Steven Lassan
5 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
5 months ago
Sammy Watkins
Many NFL teams adopt a “playoffs or bust’’ mentality, but how many actually live it? With the franchise for sale and its future uncertain following the death of team founder Ralph C. Wilson Jr., in March, the Buffalo Bills seem to...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Sam Bradford
In their first two years on the job, coach Jeff Fisher and GM Les Snead have brought the Rams back to respectability, a commendable achievement in itself given the sad state of the franchise when they arrived in 2012. All along, they’ve...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Adoree Jackson
The beauty of college football lies in its unpredictability and volatility. Roster turnover is largely responsible for the tremendous amount of variability from year to year within the sport. Key graduations, early entries into the NFL Draft,...
Braden Gall
5 months ago
Each week, Geoffrey Miller’s “Five Things to Watch” will help you catch up on the biggest stories of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ upcoming race weekend. This week, as the circuit hits Michigan International Speedway for the...
Geoffrey Miller
5 months ago
Historically known as the domain of defenses like the Monsters of the Midway and the Purple People Eaters, the NFC North may be changing its image. Now home to Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford and Jay Cutler and a host of explosive playmakers, the...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
T.J. Yeldon
The running back position is full of talent for 2014, headlined by Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon, Georgia’s Todd Gurley and Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah. And talented rushers like South Carolina’s Mike Davis, Alabama’s T.J....
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
The SEC Network will be in 91 million homes. It will be the fourth-most accessible sports cable network (ESPN, ESPN2, FOX Sports 1) and will dwarf the launch of every other college sports channel. The list of personalities is ...
Braden Gall
5 months ago
Virginia Cavaliers
The ACC preseason talking points were pretty clear. “We are the champions and we broke a record by sending 11 teams to a bowl game.” Unfortunately, conferences don’t win championships, teams do. So while Florida State is...
Braden Gall
5 months ago
Texas Longhorn
The beauty of college football lies in its unpredictability and volatility. Roster turnover is largely responsible for the tremendous amount of variability from year to year within the sport. Key graduations, early entries into the NFL Draft,...
Braden Gall
5 months ago
Justin Worley
Tennessee’s three-man battle for the quarterback job is officially down to one. Coach Butch Jones picked Justin Worley as the team’s starter, edging sophomores Nathan Peterman and Joshua Dobbs.Worley played in eight games in 2013,...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
The 2014 season is upon us and the guys make all of their official predictions for each of the Big 5 conferences as well as who will win the first College Football Playoff. Managing Editor Mitch Light joins Braden Gall, David Fox and Steven...
Braden Gall
5 months ago
Jerry Jones
The Cowboys lost two of the best players off a defense that was one of the worst in NFL history. Their quarterback underwent a second back surgery in eight months. They named a third offensive play-caller and a third defensive coordinator in three...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Arian Foster
There are collapses, and then there are the 2013 Texans, whose supposed offseason fine-tuning of the roster disintegrated into 14 consecutive losses and the NFL’s worst record at 2–14. Head coach Gary Kubiak didn’t survive to...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
For the first time in five seasons, the AFC North sent just one team to the playoffs in 2013. Cincinnati is the reigning division champion, but Baltimore and Pittsburgh both have won Super Bowl titles within the last six seasons. Can the Bengals...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Venric Mark
Northwestern’s offense suffered a major setback on Wednesday, as running back Venric Mark decided he would transfer from the program, and receiver Christian Jones was ruled out for the year due to a knee injury.Mark was one of the Big Ten...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago

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