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Oregon Ducks team
It’s understandable that David Shaw would be somewhat conflicted when it comes to the Pac-12’s nine-game conference schedule. On the one hand, the fourth-year Stanford coach is a competitor, and there is something appealing about being...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
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Rashad Greene
The middle of summer is upon us, and for many elite high school prospects, that means 7-on-7 competitions.If quarterbacks, receivers and running backs aren’t working on passing skeletons in their spare time, they’re probably at one of...
David Fox
1 month ago
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Ali-Frazier. Manning-Brady. Magic-Bird. Mariota-Hundley? Okay, maybe I’m over doing it a bit. But as far as college football fans are concerned, there will be no bigger quarterback matchup in 2014 than when UCLA’s Brett Hundley and...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
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Will Muschamp
Hot seat talk among any college football fanbase never seems to end. Of course, it’s the offseason, so everyone is discussing preseason expectations and predictions. And with expectations of records and bowl games comes the pressure on head...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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UCLA Bruins
Here are Athlon Sports' favorite, most important and most interesting Pac-12 statistics you need to know about in 2014:  7: Top returning passers in the Pac-12Oregon State’s Sean Mannion led the Pac-12 and was second...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
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College football has made plenty of news this summer, and some of it hasn’t involved attorneys or conference realignment.The summer — officially — has recently begun, but it’s starting to feel like the season is just...
David Fox
1 month ago
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DeForest Buckner
Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Whether it’s a true freshman playing for the first time, a junior college recruit stepping into the lineup or a...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Jeremy Pruitt
Coaching changes are a big part of any college football offseason, and several big names switched addresses. And whether it was coaching moves in the SEC or the Sun Belt, this offseason wasn’t short on impact additions or subtractions...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Jameis Winston
 College football’s postseason format has changed significantly last year, with 2014 the first season of a four-team playoff.As a result of the new playoff format, the changes in the postseason extended to the bowl games.Whether it was a...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Texas A&M Aggies
It’s a cliché for a reason and it’s survived more than 2,000 years for a reason. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” — which some say first originated in 3rd century B.C. — applies to most...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
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  After last week's league-by-league look at quarterbacks, the Athlon Sports Cover 2 Team did the same examination of coaches through each of the five major conferences. We picked coaches on the hot seat for the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten,...
David Fox
2 months ago
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UCLA Bruins
There are some who believe the Bruins will be playing for the national championship come January. Should UCLA earn a playoff berth in the debut edition of the College Football Playoff, there will have been no doubt about its merit. The Bruins...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
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Since 1996, college football teams have only been adding to national championship trophy cases.If certain programs ever seem like they have a ceiling, that’s the fact to watch. Florida is the most recent team to win its first national title...
David Fox
2 months ago
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Texas A&M Kyle Field
A rocky period in college football has recently passed. Conference realignment seemingly dominated the headlines since 2011, forcing changes in membership for every league.The Big East and WAC are no more in football, and the SEC, ACC and Big Ten...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
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The prevailing nation, especially in certain segments of the country, is that the College Football Playoff will give the SEC yet another chance to flex its muscles.The SEC may be the best-positioned league to send two (or more) teams to the Playoff...
David Fox
2 months ago
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Chris Jones
College football’s 2014 season is still a few months away, but kickoff is fast approaching in late August. Now that the preseason magazines are on newsstands, it’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming season.The...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
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Hutson Mason
Projecting the outcome of a college football season is no easy task. Several factors go into predictions, including the schedule, returning starters, in-depth statistics, results from the previous year, breakout players and recruiting – just...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
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Travis Wilson
After some bad luck and injuries at the quarterback position in recent years, Utah finally received some good news. Travis Wilson, who missed the final three games of 2013 due to an intracranial artery condition, has been cleared to play in 2014....
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
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Note to the uninitiated: Charles Woodson is not a good name to drop around Knoxville.In 1997, the Michigan defensive back beat out Peyton Manning for the Heisman Trophy, one of the greatest Heisman heists if you ask anyone in SEC country.Tennessee...
David Fox
2 months ago
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Devin Gardner
The term “hot seat” is no stranger to college football fans. Hot seat talk usually revolves around coaches, but quarterbacks can be grouped into the same conversation. Without a good coach or quarterback, it’s not easy to win...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
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David Shaw
David Shaw is now a two-time defending Pac-12 champion.  Stanford has established itself as one of the premier programs west of the Mississippi after an unprecedented run of success over the last half decade. But Shaw is facing something...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
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Jameis Winston
The 2014 college football season kicks off on Aug. 27 and concludes in Dallas with the first four-team playoff in the FBS ranks on January 12, 2015. Since it’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming college football season,...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
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Arizona State Sun Devils
Quick, which Pac-12 team had the best record in the league last year? It wasn’t the defending champion Stanford Cardinal and it wasn’t the Oregon Ducks. It was the Sun Devils of Arizona State who posted the best record in the...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
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Washington Huskies
Ranking anything in sports is subjective. We may all agree on certain things — like Michael Jordan is better than Kobe Bryant or that Lambeau Field is better than the Edward Jones Dome — but for the most part, beauty is in the eye of...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
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Shilique Calhoun
Analytics have become commonplace in sports. Casual baseball fans know about Moneyball and the value of on-base percentage over batting average and have at least heard of WAR (Wins Above Replacement), even if they don’t really know what it...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago

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