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Are you as ready for college football to start as we are at Athlon? Our daily countdown will take us right up to kickoff on August 30. Some days our number might represent an All-America player, a great stat or just something fun about the game...
Patrick Snow
1 year ago
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Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Predicting which players will breakout any year is never an easy task.  Defining what is a breakout...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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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 during the year. In order...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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While National Signing Day 2012 seems like ages ago, thousands of freshmen (and redshirt freshmen) will take their first steps onto the hallowed grounds of stadiums all over the nation this weekend. Most won't even dress for the varsity squad...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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With Week 1 just around the corner, college football’s fall quarterback battles are winding down. On Thursday, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly officially made the decision most expected he would make all offseason: Everett Golson will be the No...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Notre Dame's Manti Te'o was expected to be a first-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft but made a surprising decision to return back to South Bend for one more year. Te'o is one of college football's top players and should lead a tough Notre Dame...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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When predicting college football’s national champion, experience at quarterback is usually one of the most important factors to consider. However, is it time to reconsider how important experience is under center? Three of the last four teams to...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Winning the battle in the trenches is crucial to claiming college football's national championship. The SEC has claimed six consecutive national titles, so it should come as no surprise this conference has some of the top defensive linemen. South...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Anyone who follows college football knows the Alabama vs. Michigan opener will be one of the most important games of the college football season, encompassing Alabama’s bid to repeat as national champion, Denard Robinson’s Heisman Trophy campaign...
David Fox
1 year ago
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The tight end position has been lacking in recent years, but there's a good crop of players ready to emerge in 2012. Notre Dame's Tyler Eifert ranks as Athlon's No. 1 tight end for this season, while Washington's Austin Seferian-Jenkins will only...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Uniform changes at Notre Dame have been pretty rare. However, under Brian Kelly, the Irish tweaked the color of their helmet and wore alternate uniforms last season in the Saturday night game against Michigan. While neither of those changes...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The kickoff to the 2012 college football season is just around the corner, but quarterback battles remain in full swing across the nation. Most national title contenders have settled on a quarterback, but Oregon - ranked by most experts in the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
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 during the year. In order...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Few teams inspire equal parts repulsion and adoration like the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Yet, one thing any fan of any team must admit is that Notre Dame plays arguably the toughest schedule each and every season. This fall won’t be any...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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They’re the teams within the team — those cohesive little units bound together by their shared responsibilities within the larger team context. Whether it’s the offensive linemen firing off time after time into those familiar blocking sleds, or...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
They’re the teams within the team — those cohesive little units bound together by their shared responsibilities within the larger team context. Whether it’s the offensive linemen firing off time after time into those familiar blocking sleds, or...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
They’re the teams within the team — those cohesive little units bound together by their shared responsibilities within the larger team context. Whether it’s the offensive linemen firing off time after time into those familiar blocking sleds, or...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
They’re the teams within the team — those cohesive little units bound together by their shared responsibilities within the larger team context.  Whether it’s the offensive linemen firing off time after time into those familiar blocking...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
The start of the 2012 college football season is just a few weeks away. However, as fall practice kicks off around the nation, plenty of unanswered questions remain, including some that will have an impact on the national title race. Athlon preps...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Kickoff for the 2012 college football season is just around the corner. However, plenty of unanswered questions remain around the nation for every team. Injuries, quarterback battles and players that need to step up to make a run at the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Through the last two weeks, Athlon Sports ranked each coach in the ACC, Atlantic 10, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC along with the top 20 coaches from outside those seven conferences.   The rankings presented a difficult...
David Fox
2 years ago
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There's no question Notre Dame's helmet is one of the most recognizable in college football. While there has been few changes to the Irish's uniforms throughout the years, the team is doing its best to keep up with the recent trends in college...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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Even for a league with campus institutions like Jim Boeheim at Syracuse and Jim Calhoun at Connecticut, this offseason was relatively quiet for the Big East coaching ranks.   For only the second time since 1995-96, the Big East did not have...
David Fox
2 years ago
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Notre Dame remains committed to Independence, but will that ever change? The BCS will be eliminated when a four-team playoff begins in 2014 and more realignment could happen in several BCS conferences. The Irish are the main target of expansion...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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Welcome to the 2012 NCAA (National Conglomerate of Athlon Authorities) conference realignment draft. Our esteemed conference commissioners -- Mitch Light, Braden Gall, Steven Lassan and David Fox -- will put an end to the conference...
David Fox
2 years ago

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