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Assessing Every College Football Head Coach Hire from Power 5 Teams from 2012-16

Which head coach hires since 2012 were home-run hires?
Assessing Every College Football Head Coach Hire from Power 5 Teams from 2012-16

In 2012, the SEC’s perceived dominance over the rest of college football was an unquestioned fact of life in the sport. Five years later, the conference with the most money, most fertile recruiting base and most passionate following looks like a shadow of its best self, reduced to Alabama and the 13 Dwarves. What the heck happened?

 

Ranking the Toughest Games on Stanford's College Football Schedule in 2017

The second half of the Cardinal's slate includes home games with Oregon, Washington and Notre Dame
Ranking the Toughest Games on Stanford's College Football Schedule in 2017

A trying stretch in the middle of the season that included two blowout losses, a quarterback controversy that lasted almost until Halloween, and... Stanford still won 10 games in 2016.

 

How are College Football's Top Recruits Handling the Changing Coaching Landscape?

When a top prospect — like Houston native Ed Oliver — commits, is he committing to the coach or the school?
How are College Football's Top Recruits Handling the Changing Coaching Landscape?

Ed Oliver could’ve gone to almost any college in America, at least any college with a football program.

 

Pac-12's Top Coordinator Hires for 2017

Selecting the Pac-12's top assistant coach hires for 2017.
Pac-12's Top Coordinator Hires for 2017

The Pac-12 experienced its share of turnover and change in the coordinator ranks this offseason. Eight different teams experienced some sort of change at offensive or defensive coordinator for the 2017 season, with USC, Stanford, Arizona and Washington State maintaining the same coordinator duo as they did in 2016.

 

Ranking the Toughest Games on Washington State's College Football Schedule in 2017

Luke Falk and the Cougars close out their regular season with road games at Utah and Washington
Ranking the Toughest Games on Washington State's College Football Schedule in 2017

Can Washington State turn quarterback Luke Falk's final season into the best one yet under head coach Mike Leach? Expectations are higher than ever for the Cougars after back-to-back winning seasons and bowl games.

Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2017

Tom Herman ranks as the No. 1 coaching hire for 2017.
Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2017

College football’s 2016-17 coaching carousel featured 21 changes and several big-time hires. Texas (Tom Herman), Minnesota (P.J. Fleck), Oregon (Willie Taggart) and Purdue (Jeff Brohm) were just a few of the biggest winners from this year’s cycle.

College Football's Top 50 Innovations (10-1)

What are college football's top innovations of the past 50 years?
College Football's Top 50 Innovations (10-1)

The Athlon Sports era began with the publication of our first SEC preview magazine in 1967, and the intervening half-century has brought so many seismic shifts to the college football landscape that we wonder if our founder, Jerry McCoin, would even recognize the sport that inspired him to launch a company.

College Football's Top 50 Innovations (30-11)

What are college football's top innovations of the past 50 years?
College Football's Top 50 Innovations (30-11)

The Athlon Sports era began with the publication of our first SEC preview magazine in 1967, and the intervening half-century has brought so many seismic shifts to the college football landscape that we wonder if our founder, Jerry McCoin, would even recognize the sport that inspired him to launch a company.

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