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College Football Bowl Schedule for 2019-20

A rundown of every college football bowl, start time, tv channel and date for 2019-20
College Football Bowl Schedule for 2019-20

College football's bowl schedule for 2019-20 is slated to start on Dec. 20 and continues until the NCAA national championship on Jan. 13 in New Orleans. This season's bowl slate once again includes 39 contests, plus the national title following the two CFB Playoff games (Fiesta and Peach). Due to a scheduling quirk, the two semifinal games will be played on Dec. 28. The Jan. 13 date for the national championship means the winners of the semifinal games will have to wait 15 days before their showdown in New Orleans. The bowl season kicks off with two games on Dec.

2019 Preseason All-America Team

Athlon picks the best CFB players for 2019
College Football 2019 All-America Team

The 2019 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. The SEC leads the way on the 2019 Athlon Sports' All-America Team with 26 overall selections, followed by the Big Ten with 21. Alabama has the most overall players selected (nine), with Clemson coming in second with eight players picked. 

 

College Football Starting QB Rankings for 2019 (Top 130)

Athlon ranks all 130 starting quarterbacks for the 2019 season
College Football Starting Quarterback Rankings for 2019

With summer workouts underway and fall practice right aroud the corner for all 130 college football teams, it's never too early to evaluate how every program looks at quarterback for the 2019 season. The FBS level is loaded with talent at this position for the upcoming year, as Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa and Clemson's Trevor Lawrence are neck-and-neck for the No. 1 spot in this ranking. The depth continues with the return of Texas' Sam Ehlinger, Georgia's Jake Fromm, Oregon's Justin Herbert and Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts.

 

Ranking the American Athletic Conference's College Football Coaches for 2019

Navy's Ken Niumatalolo takes the top spot in the AAC coach rankings
Ranking the American Athletic Conference's College Football Coaches for 2019

The American Athletic Conference has experienced its share of coaching turnover in recent years. Only four of the league's coaches - Willie Fritz, Mike Norvell, Philip Montgomery and Ken Niumatalolo - have spent the last three years at their current school. Niumatalolo takes the top spot in Athlon's American Athletic Conference coach rankings for 2019, but the gap has closed to Norvell, Fritz and new Houston coach Dana Holgorsen. The AAC boasts a strong second tier with Cincinnati's Luke Fickell and UCF's Josh Heupel rounding out the league's top six coaches. 

Memphis Football: 2019 Tigers Season Preview and Prediction

The Tigers rank No. 49 in Athlon's Top 130 for 2019
Memphis Football: 2019 Tigers Season Preview and Prediction

Memphis is the two-time defending champ of the American Athletic Conference's West Division, but not only has to replace one of the nation's most productive running backs but Mike Norvell also is basically breaking in a brand-new coaching staff.

 

Previewing Memphis' Offense for 2019

 

American Athletic Conference Football 2019 Predictions

Complete preview of the American Athletic Conference for 2019
American Athletic Conference Football 2019 Predictions

The American Athletic Conference ranks as the best league in the Group of 5, and it’s no surprise a couple of familiar faces - UCF, Memphis, Cincinnati and Houston - lead the way in the 2019 predictions. The Knights are 25-1 over the last two seasons and are Athlon’s pick to win the AAC and finish this year ranked as the highest team among Group of 5 conference champions. UCF will be pushed by Cincinnati in the East Division. Memphis and Houston are projected to have a tight battle atop the West, with Tulane and SMU in the next tier.

 

American Athletic 2019 All-Conference Team

Athlon projects the AAC's best for 2019
American Athletic 2019 All-Conference Team

The 2019 American Athletic All-Conference team is anchored by 13 selections from UCF and Cincinnati, followed by USF at 12 and Houston, Memphis and Temple with 11. SMU, Tulsa and Tulane headline the next tier with nine selections apiece on the 2019 All-AAC squad.

 

An important note on the all-conference teams: These are based on how players will perform in 2019. Career statistics and awards matter in the evaluation, but choosing players for the 2019 all-conference team is largely based on predicting and projecting the best for the upcoming year.

Ranking All 130 College Football Coaching Jobs for 2019

Athlon ranks the best places to coach in 2019
Ranking All 130 College Football Coaching Jobs

Debating the best job among all 130 college football teams or within any conference is always an ongoing discussion. The debate doesn’t start with a small sample size but should take into account more of a long-term (both past and future) in order to get a better snapshot of the program. Every college football program is unique and has its own set of challenges. But some programs are clearly better than others.

2019 American Athletic Conference Quarterback Rankings

Ranking the AAC's signal-callers for 2019
American Athletic Conference Quarterback Rankings for 2019

The American Athletic Conference features a deep group of quarterbacks for the 2019 season. Houston’s D’Eriq King is the league’s No. 1 signal-caller and ranks among the best in college football. Cincinnati’s Desmond Ridder and Memphis’ Brady White headline the next tier, with transfers Brandon Wimbush (UCF) and Shane Buechele (SMU) looking to make an impact at their new school in 2019. The league’s depth extends to Temple’s Anthony Russo, Navy’s Malcolm Perry and Tulane’s Justin McMillan.

 

College Football's Top 12 Impact JUCO Transfer Quarterbacks for 2019

Examining which JUCO QBs will make the biggest impact this fall
College Football's Top 12 Impact JUCO Transfer Quarterbacks for 2019

Finding or developing a quarterback is no easy task for any college football coach. This position is one of the hardest to evaluate in high school, and as evidenced by the recent wave of departures, quarterbacks often transfer early in their career in search of more playing time. While developing a quarterback through the high school ranks is the preferred option for coaches, the junior college level presents quick-fix options and players who were often overlooked in the recruiting process.

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