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Ranking the Pac-12 College Football Coaching Jobs

Athlon ranks every coaching job in the Pac-12
Ranking the Pac-12 College Football Coaching Jobs

The Pac-12 is going through a bit of a rough stretch — only two league teams have made the College Football Playoff — but this is still a good league with a lot of quality jobs. USC, despite its recent struggles, remains the clear-cut No. 1 job in the conference, but there are several other schools that should be able to produce national championship-worthy teams. Bottom line: The Pac-12 has potential; it’s up to the programs, with help from the league, to live up to that potential.

 

College Football Rankings: 2019 Pre-Spring Top 130 Teams

A pre-spring ranking of every FBS team for 2019
College Football Rankings: Pre-Spring Top 130 Teams

With signing day in the books, and rosters largely set for the 2019 season, spring practice is now the focus for all 130 college football teams. And with every program hitting the field for offseason workouts, it’s never too early to look at the year ahead and project where all 130 teams could rank when the official Athlon Sports magazine predictions are released later this summer.

 

10 Most Intriguing Pac-12 Non-Conference Games of 2019

Justin Herbert and Oregon will have a chance to make an opening statement when the Ducks take on Auburn in AT&T Stadium
10 Most Intriguing Pac-12 Non-Conference Games of 2019

Pac-12 football has faced its share of questions (and more) in the last few years. One thing about the conference that's undeniable is its willingness to schedule up in the non-conference. A majority of Pac-12 teams face 10 Power 5 opponents; some, like USC and Stanford, often face 11.

 

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2019

Examining where teams rank in terms of talent heading into the season
Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2019

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.

College Football's Top 10 Impact True Freshmen Quarterbacks for 2019

Examining which incoming freshmen QBs could make an impact in 2019
College Football's Top 10 Impact True Freshmen Quarterbacks for 2019

With National Signing Day in the books, the focus for the 2019 college football season shifts to spring practices, quarterback battles, and upcoming offseason workouts. While most freshmen won’t arrive until the summer, a handful of incoming recruits already hit campus prior to spring ball. The quarterback position is a major focal point of interest throughout the offseason for all 130 programs, and there are a handful of freshmen who could play their way into snaps in 2019.

Ranking the Pac-12's Football Rosters for 2019

USC has a clear advantage when it comes to talent but that didn't translate to on-field success last season
Ranking the Pac-12's Football Rosters for 2019

The 2017 and '18 seasons were not particularly kind to Pac-12 football. The conference endured a historically woeful postseason to cap the 2017 campaign, then faced a variety of off-field concerns amid a turbulent '18 regular season.

 

USC Football: 5 Newcomers to Watch for the Trojans

Clay Helton hopes this incoming recruiting class can help the Trojans bounce back following a disappointing 2018 season
USC Football: 5 Newcomers to Watch for the Trojans

USC is a program in the middle of growing pains right now. Head coach Clay Helton is on the hot seat following the program's first losing season since before Pete Carroll was hired. Worse than the losing season, USC spent much of the offseason chasing after KIiff Kingsbury, a saga that ended with a take-it-or-leave-it type of offer.

 

College Football's Early Top 50 Players for 2019

An early ranking of college football's top 50 returning players for 2019
College Football's Early Top 50 Players for 2019

The 2019 college football season is still months away, but the start of spring practice is inching closer for all 130 teams (some have already begun), so it’s never too early to look ahead at the upcoming year and rank some of the top players returning to the gridiron. Quarterbacks take the top spot in the rankings for '19. Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa narrowly edges Clemson's Trevor Lawrence in the early top 50, with Texas' Sam Ehlinger, Oregon's Justin Herbert and Georgia's Jake Fromm all ranked in the top seven.

College Football's Top 20 Impact True Freshmen for 2019

Examining which freshmen could have the biggest impact this fall
College Football's Top 20 Impact True Freshmen for 2019

College football’s 2019 National Signing Day is officially in the books. Every FBS program inked recruits to a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday or in the early period in December, which means coaching staffs should have a good snapshot of how their program looks for the upcoming season. And if teams didn't fill their needs on the recruiting trail, a trip to the transfer portal could be in order.

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