At the very start of the 2015 season, LSU fans, the coaching staff, entire team, and, perhaps more importantly, running back Leonard Fournette, were prevented from picking up an easy victory in the opener against McNeese State due to inclement weather.
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.
Alabama may have won its fourth national title in the last seven years, but the Crimson Tide have one of the SEC's most challenging schedules heading into the 2016 season. Alabama's road to Atlanta, or potentially further, won't be easy.
The SEC West is still king, with Alabama coming off yet another national championship and LSU appearing to have one of the best rosters, top to bottom, in the nation. And Ole Miss probably would take Chad Kelly at quarterback over just about anybody else in college football.
Starting with the 1992 season, due to a reformatting of the Southeastern Conference schedule, LSU has had to play Arkansas, Auburn and Florida on the road in even-numbered years. The Tigers have never defeated all three of those opponents during those seasons.
Quarterback play is always under the microscope for every college football team. Finding and developing a reliable starter isn’t easy for some programs, but for other schools, the next quarterback steps in and the offense doesn’t miss a beat.
College football conference realignment and expansion is all the rage. It's the Hansel from Zoolander of sports. The Big 12 is currently driving the conversation, but truth be told, any article or conversation about expanding or realigning pretty much any conference goes viral. Why?