WAC Articles

Coaching in the college football ranks is no easy task. 28 programs changed head coaches at the end of 2011 and there will be no shortage of openings following the 2012 season.  Who Will Be The First College Football Coach Fired in 2012...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Whether you hate or love the BCS, the bowl season is exciting time for college football fans. Although there are too many bowl games, it's one last chance to see teams before the long offseason sets in.  Athlon has released its 2012...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
When determining a preseason pick for college football’s national champion, offensive lines are often the most overlooked aspect to ranking teams No. 1 through No. 124. Quarterback play and success is equally important, but developing a standout...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
The college football coaching carousel was busy in the offseason, as 28 programs changed hands. Here’s how we rank the new hires: 1. Urban Meyer, Ohio State Previous Job: College football analyst, ESPN Pros: Meyer boasts an incredible 104–...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
College fantasy football drafts will be heating up over the next few months and Athlon Sports has teamed with The College Fantasy Football Site to provide in-depth coverage for 2012.  Here's a look at the best of the best for WAC...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
As evidenced last season, new coaches can make an immediate impact on college football conference title races. Michigan's hire of Brady Hoke allowed the Wolverines to jump back into a BCS bowl, while James Franklin led Vanderbilt to its second...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Picking a college football All-American team is no easy task. Some positions are deeper than others, while it's also difficult to project how a player will perform with the losses or additions around them. With that in mind, it's time to unveil...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
There’s more money than ever in college football, and assistant coaches are reaping the rewards, with compensation levels rising at a rapid pace If you happen to score an invitation for dinner at Dabo Swinney’s house, expect a feast, complete...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Once again, the SEC ranks as college football's best conference. LSU and Alabama are expected to be national title contenders, while Georgia and South Carolina should finish the year ranked as top-10 teams. While the SEC is college football's No...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
One of the unfortunate truths of the latest wave of conference realignment is the overwhelming focus on football. As a result, basketball and other sports have been of secondary concern in some circles. In others, such as at Butler and VCU and...
David Fox
2 years ago
It has been another busy year in college football realignment. The SEC and Big 12 made significant moves, while the Big East was one of the biggest losers in the latest round of realignment. Which teams and conferences were the big winner or...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Goodbye BCS, hello college football playoff. After months of debate and years of fans clamoring for it, college football will finally have a playoff. University presidents, conference commissioners and athletic directors gathered in Washington, D...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
The 2012 college football season is just around the corner, and Athlon continues its countdown to kickoff with a look at our first and second All-WAC teams for this season. First-Team Offense QB Colby Cameron, Louisiana Tech RB Hunter Lee,...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Whether a college football coach is entering his first season or coming off a national championship, all are under heavy scrutinty. And just like the best coaches in the NCAA, the record isn't always a true indicator of success or bad coaching....
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
WAC football is officially on life support. The defections of Boise State, Fresno State, Nevada and Hawaii over the last two years have left the conference with just seven members for the 2012 season. With Louisiana Tech and UTSA joining...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
With the completion of Athlon's college football Top 25 for 2012, it's time conclude the rankings, continuing with No. 101-124.  Note: Ranking is where team is projected to finish at the end of the 2012 season. 101. Western...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
With the completion of Athlon's college football Top 25 for 2012, it's time to take a look at the rest of the rankings, continuing with No. 81-100.  Note: Ranking is where team is projected to finish at the end of the 2012 season...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
With the completion of Athlon's college football Top 25 for 2012, it's time to take a look at the rest of the rankings, continuing with No. 61-80.  Note: Ranking is where team is projected to finish at the end of the 2012 season...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
College football realignment dominated the headlines last summer and if you thought it was over, think again. More movement in college football could be coming this summer, especially with the mixed messages coming out of Tallahassee with Florida...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) The countdown to the 2012 college football season continues with a look at the top quarterback battles in the nation. Spring practice is already underway at many campuses and will continue for...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) Transfers can make a big impact on the college football scene and 2012 is full of players that can make an instant contribution. Several quarterbacks could start for their new team next season,...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) With spring practice kicking off across college football, it's never too early to start thinking about the coaches on the hot seat for 2012. Athlon's editors recently met to vote on their top 20...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) It wasn't that long ago that Alabama celebrated its national title victory over LSU in New Orleans. And now it's already time to turn the page to 2012. Spring practice is underway across the...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) When the 2012 season kicks off, 27 teams will have a new coach roaming the sidelines. Athlon examines each hire and grades the moves by each school. Grading new hires is never an exact science,...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) The 2012 preseason college football top 25 is already starting to take shape. USC quarterback Matt Barkley has decided to return for another season, making the Trojans one of the early favorites...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago

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