With the 2018 season less than a month away, it's time to hand out preseason hardware and honor the best college football running back units for the upcoming year. While every college football team would prefer to have an established, superstar No.
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used during the year.
The start of the 2018 college football season is less than 25 days away. With the 2018 season around the corner, all 130 teams will open up fall camp in early August. And with the start of fall practice, the focus will shift to unsettled quarterback battles and teams finding the right answer under center. There’s no shortage of intriguing quarterback battles to watch in fall practice.
College football’s 2018 season features 21 new coaches, so the hot seat talk and carousel could be less active this fall. However, as usual, plenty of coaches are feeling pressure for the 2018 season. Kansas’ David Beaty has just three wins in his three seasons and heads into the fall as the No. 1 coach on the hot seat.
The American Athletic Conference will have a lot more eyes on it after UCF's success last season. The challenge for the Knights will be to continue some semblance of that after going undefeated all year.
The 2018 college football season features a significant amount of turnover at the wide receiver position. Of the 12 receivers on Athlon's postseason 2017 All-America Team, only three are back for 2018. Ole Miss' A.J.
The 2018 college football season features plenty of big-time talents returning at running back. Stanford’s Bryce Love returns for another run at the Heisman Trophy, while Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor, Alabama’s Damien Harris, Boston College’s AJ Dillon, Ohio State’s J.K.
There they sit on National Signing Day, colorful hats before them, smiles rolling across their faces amid beaming, proud parents, teachers and coaches, knowing that ardent fan bases are holding their collective breaths in anticipation of a dramatic decision.
Ah, life is good for the highly rated high school quarterback choosing between Power 5 programs.
But that happy, spotlighted first Wednesday in February often yields to something else, something less popular, well-defined and catchy: “Bounce-Back May.”
With Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Lamar Jackson and a handful of other standouts departing after the 2017 season, college football lost several of its stars at the quarterback position. While this position is replacing some big names, there's no shortage of rising stars or breakout candidates to watch in 2018.
College football’s coordinator carousel was active once again for the 2018 season. Top defensive coordinators seemed to be in demand, as four of Athlon Sports' top five hires came on that side of the ball. Texas A&M's Mike Elko ranks as Athlon's top coordinator hire for 2018, with Ohio State's Alex Grinch checking in at No. 2.