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Baker Mayfield
The Big 12 got exactly what it needed in 2015 – a playoff team. After missing out on the College Football Playoff last season, the conference had an offseason filled with more discussion about a conference championship game and whether or not...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Connor Cook
Most offseason predictions hinted January 2015 could be a turning point for the Big Ten. Ohio State’s national championship victory over Oregon and the arrival of Jim Harbaugh at Michigan signaled the Big Ten was ready to take a step forward...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
College football programs tend to be copycats. They borrow offensive and defensive schemes, recruiting tactics and coaches from the same handful of staffs. By 2010, another trend took off — the coach-in-waiting. This was supposed to be...
David Fox
5 months ago
Baker Mayfield
College football’s bowl season is bigger and better than ever with 41 postseason matchups. With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick’em contests set to start on Dec. 19, Athlon’s editors are here with predictions for...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Leonard Fournette
While 2015 wasn’t the SEC’s best or deepest season in terms of overall team strength, the league still ended the year with eight teams with eight wins or more, including Alabama at 12-1 and No. 2 overall in the final College Football...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Deshaun Watson
For the second year in a row, a team from the ACC earned a spot in the College Football Playoff. Clemson matched Florida State’s run from 2014, finishing the regular season with a 13-0 mark, an ACC Championship and a spot among the top four...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
The 2014 bowl season could have gone better for the Big 12. Conference co-champs Baylor and TCU found themselves on the outside of the first-ever College Football Playoff looking in. Adding insult to injury, the seven conference teams to make...
Allen Kenney
5 months ago
Derrick Henry
Alabama running back Derrick Henry claimed the 2015 Heisman Trophy on Saturday night as college football’s most outstanding player, edging Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson for the No. 1 spot....
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Stanford Cardinal
David Fox, Braden Gall and Mitch Light get together for a year-in-review superlatives edition of the Cover 2.  The guys pick their favorite game, player, play, team and freshman as well as ugliest game, worst uniform and poorest...
Braden Gall
5 months ago
Ezekiel Elliott
College football’s four-team playoff and bowl system is the perfect blend of adding importance to the regular season and allowing teams to sort it out on the field in the postseason. While we wouldn’t advocate for college football to...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
The NFL is in full swing, and the competition off the field among fans is nearly as heated as the competition on the field on game day. The Athlon Sports Pro Football Experts Club presented by New Era gives you the...
John Gworek
5 months ago
Baker Mayfield
The schedule for college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is finalized. The postseason is bigger and better than ever with 41 overall games, including the two playoff matchups – Orange and Cotton on Dec. 31 – with the national...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Bronco Mendenhall
It’s rare to see a college football coach hire catch the media by surprise. In most coaching searches, the names and interest level between the candidates and the programs are known and rumored about until the job is filled. However,...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Will Muschamp
South Carolina’s lengthy coaching search to replace Steve Spurrier ended on Sunday with the announcement of Will Muschamp as the program’s next head coach. Muschamp went 28-21 at Florida from 2011-14 and heads to Columbia after a one-...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Nick Saban
College football’s 2015 regular season is over and all 41 bowl and playoff matchups are set. The bowl season kicks off in Orlando with the inaugural Cure Bowl on Dec. 19 and concludes with the national championship in Glendale...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Derrick Henry
Alabama is back in the College Football Playoff for the second year in a row, and coach Nick Saban’s team enters the postseason riding a 10-game winning streak, with nine of those victories coming by 13 points or more. The Crimson Tide own...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Bob Stoops
Before the 2014 season kicked off, Oklahoma was seen as one of the favorites for a spot in the inaugural College Football Playoff field. When the final gun sounded on their season, the 8-5 Sooners had put together one of the most disappointing...
Allen Kenney
5 months ago
Dabo Swinney
The matchups for the 2015-16 College Football Playoff are set. Clemson ranked as the No. 1 team in the committee’s rankings in each release, and the Tigers held on for the top overall seed for the playoff. Coach Dabo Swinney’s team will...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Alabama Crimson Tide
David Fox and Braden Gall break down Championship Saturday and the 2015 College Football Playoff bracket. The Playoff bracket is out! Clemson will face Oklahoma in Miami while Alabama will face Michigan State in Dallas. Did the Committee get...
Braden Gall
5 months ago
Christian McCaffrey
Week 14 of the college football season is in the books. The weekend slate provided plenty of highlights, big plays, standout performances and surprises.  With another weekend of action in the books, it’s time to hand...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Week 14 of the college football season is officially in the books. With the playoff and bowl picture coming into focus, there were no shortage of critical games or must-see matchups on Saturday. And the weekend slate produced its share of...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Bronco Mendenhall
Since 1972, BYU football has only had three head coaches in that span. After Friday afternoon’s shocking announcement that Bronco Mendenhall would be leaving BYU to become the head coach at Virginia, the Cougars will now begin the...
Mitch Harper
5 months ago
Michigan State Spartans
I wrapped up one of my best seasons against the spread last week with a modest 3-2 mark. Betting against Les Miles was a mistake on so many levels. However, after going 3-2 last week, I've finished the year 50-33. I, and every gambler on...
Braden Gall
5 months ago
Marquise Williams
Conference championship games are a key part of every college football season. It’s the last chance for Heisman candidates to make an impression, there’s playoff implications among the Power 5 leagues, and these games also play a role...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Missouri’s coaching search to replace Gary Pinkel ended with a familiar face. Defensive coordinator and former player Barry Odom was hired as Pinkel’s replacement on Thursday night. Odom is considered one of the rising stars in the...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago

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