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35 Key College Football Super Seniors Returning in 2021

These seniors are opting for an extra year of eligibility in 2021
35 Key College Football Super Seniors Returning in 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, college football’s 2020 season was unusual in many ways. Conferences starting play at different times, canceled games, bowl matchups shifted to different locations, and more uncertainty as to who on the roster was available on a week-to-week basis were just a few ways the ’20 season was unique. However, in addition to all of those factors, last year was a free year of eligibility for every FBS player.

Big Ten Football: 10 Most Intriguing Non-Conference Games of 2021

Ohio State is set to host Oregon this fall in a matchup of reigning conference champions
Big Ten Football: 10 Most Intriguing Non-Conference Games of 2021

The Big Ten had some terrific non-conference matchups to look forward to last season. But then 2020 took its toll on those plans, and the conference was left scrambling to figure out whether or not it would even play games. When the dust settled on the Big Ten's decision to move forward with a schedule, all non-conference games were dropped entirely in favor of a conference-only schedule.

College Football's Top 20 Quarterbacks on the Rise for 2021

Projecting some of CFB's next stars at quarterback in 2021
College Football's Top 20 Quarterbacks on the Rise for 2021

The countdown to the 2021 college football season is already underway, as spring practices and position battles for spots on the depth chart for all 130 teams across the nation are already in progress in offseason workouts. As always, one of the biggest storylines of any offseason rests with the quarterback position. This spot is always under the microscope and could be the difference between winning a conference title or national championship or finishing with a disappointing record.

Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2021

Athlon grades and ranks all 15 college football hires for 2021
Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2021

College football’s 2020-21 coaching carousel featured 15 changes, including moves at Texas, Auburn, UCF, South Carolina and Illinois. With the carousel completed and all 15 jobs filled, it's time to rank and grade the new hires and see how they fit with their new programs. At the top, it's a close call between the hires of Steve Sarkisian (Texas), Clark Lea (Vanderbilt), Bryan Harsin (Auburn) and Gus Malzahn (UCF) for the top spot.

When Does College Football Start in 2021?

The 2021 season officially kicks off in August with an early Week 0 matchup
When Does College Football Start in 2021?

College football’s 2021 season officially kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 28 with a handful of matchups in Week 0. The schedule for that opening weekend could be tweaked, but Hawaii at UCLA and Nebraska at Illinois are the early highlights from the Week 0 games in 2021. The first full weekend of games for next season doesn’t lack for interesting matchups.

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2021

Examining where teams rank in terms of talent heading into the season
Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2021

Ranking the college football rosters for the 2021 season provides a unique window into the talent level for all teams and how that compares to win totals, conference championships, and success on a national level. Recruiting is the foundation for winning national championships, competing for CFB Playoff berths or performing at a high level in college football. While recruiting rankings aren't 100 percent accurate, there is plenty of truth in the rankings and evaluations by the experts.

Where Did College Football Teams Find Their Starting Quarterbacks for 2021?

Alabama's Bryce Young is one of the headliners of a new wave of California-bred signal-callers ready to make their mark on the field
Where Did College Football Teams Find Their Starting Quarterbacks for 2021?

If there's one word that can be used to describe the college football quarterback landscape, it's something that coaches and fans alike don't want to see from their signal-caller — turnover. Yet for the fourth straight season, more than half of the projected starting quarterbacks in the Power 5 conferences will be new compared to this time last year.

 

Big Ten Football: What to Know About the 2021 Schedule

The Big Ten released its 2021 football schedule in early February
Big Ten Football: What to Know About the 2021 Schedule

The Big Ten is the latest college football conference to release its 2021 schedule. After an unusual 2020 season, the Big Ten recently released its complete slate for next fall, which features a full nine-game schedule in conference play for all 14 teams. The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on every team and conference in college football, but the Big Ten (like all leagues) is hoping for normalcy in 2021.

 

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