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College Football's Top 50 Games to Watch in 2014

The Iron Bowl is one of many must-see games this fall.
College Football's Top 50 Games to Watch in 2014

You need to know which games you can’t miss in 2014? Here is a comprehensive list of the Top 50 must-see college football games of the year. Set the DVR now.

 

The SEC's Top 20 Must-See Games of 2014

Mike Davis and the Gamecocks have their work cut out for them.
The SEC's Top 20 Must-See Games of 2014

The SEC is still the nation’s best conference. No conference in the nation can match the week-in, week-out grind that the SEC offers from Aug. 28 through Championship Saturday on Dec. 6.

 

SEC Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2014

Coaches dish on all 14 teams in the SEC.
SEC Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2014

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 used during the year.

 

In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2014, Athlon asked coaches in the SEC to talk anonymously about their opponents.

 

Predicting the National College Football Awards for 2014

Athlon Sports predicts every major national college football award for 2014.
National College Football Awards Predictions for 2014

Walk into any major college football facility and you will likely be greeted by some sort of massive trophy case.

 

Some are bigger than others, some are more stocked than others and some are featured more prominently than others. But every school has one.

 

Ranking the SEC's Quarterbacks for 2014

Nick Marshall takes the No. 1 spot in the SEC for 2014.
Ranking the SEC's Quarterbacks for 2014

The SEC was home to some of college football’s top quarterbacks in the nation last year. However, one offseason later, and the conference is essentially rebuilding from scratch at the quarterback spot.

The list of names departing is heavy: Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel, Alabama’s AJ McCarron, LSU’s Zach Mettenberger, Missouri’s James Franklin, South Carolina’s Connor Shaw and Georgia’s Aaron Murray.

Ranking All 128 College Football Head Coaches for 2014

Athlon ranks every FBS college football coach for 2014.
Ranking All 128 College Football Head Coaches for 2014

Ranking college football coaches is no easy task. Similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure.

 

While it’s difficult to rank coaches, this aspect of college football is arguably the most important to winning a national or conference title. No matter how much talent a program has, winning a national title is difficult if the coaching is questionable.

A Very Early College Football Top 25 for 2014

Florida State tops Athlon's early top 25 for 2014.
A Very Early College Football Top 25 for 2014

College football’s 2014 season won’t start until August, but it’s never too early to take a look at what’s ahead.

 

Florida State edged Auburn for the national championship in early January, and both teams will be in the mix for a playoff spot next year. But the Seminoles and Tigers will be pushed by Alabama, Oregon, Oklahoma and Ohio State.

 

Lane Kiffin Hired as Alabama's Offensive Coordinator

Kiffin replaces Doug Nussmeier.
Lane Kiffin Hired as Alabama's Offensive Coordinator

Lane Kiffin is coming back to the SEC. On Friday, Alabama officially announced the former USC coach will join Nick Saban’s staff as the offensive coordinator for the next three years.

Kiffin was looking for a job after he was fired at USC earlier this season. The Trojans went 28-15 under his watch, which followed a one-year stint at Tennessee in 2009.

While the Kiffin-Saban work relationship will be an odd one, this hire should work out well for Alabama. Yes, you read that correctly.

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