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College Football's Worst 25 Coaching Tenures of the BCS Era

Turner Gill's hire did not work out well for Kansas.
College Football's Worst 25 Coaching Tenures of the BCS Era

Determining the worst coaching tenures for any period is no easy task. Each program has its own set of hurdles to overcome, and all coaches aren’t on equal footing when they take over a job.

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College Football's Top 80 Players for 2016

Clemson's Deshaun Watson takes the No. 1 spot.
College Football's Top 80 Players for 2016

With players like Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, Florida State’s Dalvin Cook, Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey and LSU’s Leonard Fournette returning, it’s a crowded year at the top of the player rankings. Watson is Athlon’s No. 1 player for 2016, but the gap between the next set of players is pretty small. While Fournette checks in at No.

College Football 2016 Conference, Playoff and National Championship Predictions

Athlon's staff picks the 2016 college football season.
College Football 2016 Conference, Playoff and National Championship Predictions

The start of the 2016 college football season is just a few days away. California and Hawaii meet in Australia on Aug. 26 in the first game of the year, with the full slate for Week 1 starting on Thursday, Sept. 1 and ending on Labor Day with Florida State and Ole Miss.

 

College Football's 20 Most Underrated Quarterbacks for 2016

Which QBs are underrated headed into 2016?
College Football's 20 Most Underrated Quarterbacks for 2016

Quarterback is the toughest position to play at any level. And regardless of team or conference affiliation,  quarterbacks are always under the spotlight to produce.

College Football's Top 50 Defensive Backfields for 2016

Which team has the best secondary?
College Football's Top 50 Defensive Backfields for 2016

Finding and evaluating cornerbacks and safeties is one of the most difficult jobs for any  coaching staff. Competition level and a variety of offenses in high school create a several obstacles in player evaluation.

College Football's Top 50 Linebacker Units for 2016

Alabama takes the top spot in LB unit rankings.
College Football's Top 50 Linebacker Units for 2016

Picking the top linebacker units in  is no easy task. After all, schemes dictate how linebackers are used and the rise of spread offenses generally means more defensive backs on the field.

College Football's Top 50 Defensive Lines for 2016

Which teams have the best DL in the nation?
College Football's Top 50 Defensive Lines for 2016

The rise of spread offenses and the different schemes teams face on a week-to-week basis in a  season has altered how some defensive coordinators think.

College Football's Top 40 Offensive Lines for 2016

Which teams have the best OL in the nation?
College Football's Top 40 Offensive Lines for 2016

The offensive line is often the most overlooked position for any  team. While the linemen in the trenches don’t get enough credit, they are often the most important piece to a successful offense.

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