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Loucheiz Purifoy
The SEC is known for its defense, so it should be no surprise that two of college football’s top four defensive backfields hail from that conference. Florida takes the top spot in Athlon’s 2013 secondary rankings, as the Gators have a...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Jadeveon Clowney
Defensive line isn’t a particularly deep position in college football this season. But at the top, South Carolina, Notre Dame, Arizona State, Florida and USC are all pretty solid. The Gamecocks are headlined by college football’s No. 1...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The Pac-12's Top 25 Games to Watch in 2013
The Oregon Ducks were 33-3 in Pac-12 play under former head coach Chip Kelly. He won three conference championships in those four seasons and played in the school’s only BCS National Championship Game. Stanford was the cause of two of those...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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David Yankey
The unsung heroes of every college football team are the men in the trenches. Offensive lines are often overlooked when it comes to preseason predictions, but this position is arguably the most important unit on the team.Stanford has churned out...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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When we sit down to iron out our Top 25 Poll each year at Athlon Sports, we are trying to project the final year-end standings not build a preseason power poll. It might be a small and subtle difference but an important one to acknowledge.We don...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Players like LaMichael James, Marcus Lattimore, Braxton Miller and Johnny Manziel have set the bar for freshmen awfully high in recent years with elite first-year performances.Manziel earned top frosh honors in the SEC a year ago while Oregon's...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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As Oregon and Stanford have taken over the post-Pete Carroll Pac-12, so have the Ducks’ and Cardinal’s divergent styles. Facing Oregon’s track meet offense and Stanford grinding, physical attack means headaches for coordinators...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Marqise Lee
USC is limited on scholarships due to NCAA sanctions, but coach Lane Kiffin didn’t take any shortcuts on his receiving corps. The Trojans have the nation’s No. 1 receiver in junior Marqise Lee, while sophomore Nelson Agholor is due for...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Todd Gurley
The committee approach at running back has become more prevalent in college football over the last five years, so it’s no surprise most teams have two or three players that could start each week for their offense.The SEC is loaded at running...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The Pac-12 might have the coolest awards in college football. The Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year might be the best-named trophy in sports. The Morris Trophy is given to the best offensive and defensive lineman in the league — as...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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The Athlon Sports High School Football Preseason Top 25, just in time for the Friday night lights across the country. As usual, Florida, Texas and California are well-represented, but there's plenty of talent from coast-to-coast and more teams...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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The new faces that will dominate the discussion in the preseason in the Pac-12 may be the new coaches in Los Angeles. In a quiet coaching carousel, UCLA’s Steve Alford and USC’s Andy Enfield were two of the biggest movers.But they might...
David Fox
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.The Pac-12 is filled with talent on both sides of...
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 or overused cliches...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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USC is used to having prolific quarterbacks. Stanford is used to big-time tight ends. UCLA is used to productive running backs. And Oregon State can usually count on its defensive tackle position to hold its own.In 2013, all four of those positions...
David Fox
1 year ago
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The Oregon football uniforms are now the second-most garish thing about Oregon football. GoDucks.com released a slideshow for the Football Performance Center where the Ducks will move this season.You know how Google or other Silicon Valley giants...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Oregon has been a model of consistency in the Pac-12 recently, winning 10 or more games in each of the last five years. The Ducks have been on the doorstep of playing for a national title and they finished last season with a 12-1 mark, with the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Whether you hate or love the BCS, the bowl season is exciting time for college football fans. Although some believe there are too many bowl games, it's one last chance to see teams before the long offseason sets in. And considering how long the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Brand image is a massive part of modern 21st century business and college football is big business.Signature uniforms like the Bruins or Trojans of Los Angeles, picturesque landscapes in Seattle and the Bay Area or historic mascots like...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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When Mark Helfrich was promoted to replace Chip Kelly as Oregon's head coach in January, the native Oregonian called it "the opportunity of a lifetime."The Ducks' athletic director, Rob Mullens, was similarly effusive about the...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Alabama’s trophy case is getting full. Come to think of it, most of the teams that have won national championships in recent years are doubling and tripling up on title trophies and then some.The last time a team won a national championship...
David Fox
1 year ago
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There are many reasons a sports fan can come to the realization that the college game is a better product than the professional version. Some of that has to do with charming, sleepy college towns and the scenic tailgating. The college game has...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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The Pac-12 Conference doesn’t win a lot of Heisman Trophies, but when it does, it dominates.Over the last 30 years, the league has just three such stiff-armed awards, but USC won those three Heisman in a four-year span from 2002-05: Carson...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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"Win the Day" is a phrase associated with Oregon’s football program in recent years. And with Wednesday’s announcement of penalties from a recent NCAA investigation into the program, there’s no question the Ducks came...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Before 2009, Alabama and Baylor were in the same boat.It's tough to imagine ways in which the Crimson Tide and the Bears of Waco stood on the same ground in college football history. But four years ago, Alabama and Baylor both lacked Heisman...
David Fox
1 year ago

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