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Pac-12 South Extra Points: Heisman Hopeful Khalil Tate Stays Motivated

The 2017 QB breakout says he aims to disprove doubters
Pac-12 South Extra Points: Heisman Hopeful Khalil Tate Stays Motivated

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Typically, Media Day interview sessions are reserved for reporters to ask athletes questions. But Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate reversed roles for a moment at the July 25 Pac-12 event in Dolby Theater.

 

Top 12 Pac-12 Non-Conference Games of 2018

The best game of college football's opening weekend sets the tone for the Pac-12
Top 12 Pac-12 Non-Conference Games of 2018

The 2017 college football season ended on a decided downturn for the Pac-12. A 1-8 record in bowl games left an ugly impression of the conference, referenced frequently during the past seven months.

 

College Football's Coaches on the Hot Seat for 2018

Kansas' David Beaty leads the hot seat rankings for 2018
College Football's Coaches on the Hot Seat for 2018

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.

College Football's Top 30 Breakout Wide Receivers for 2018

Predicting which WRs will have a breakout year this fall
College Football's Top 30 Breakout Wide Receivers for 2018

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.

College Football's Top 30 Breakout Running Backs for 2018

Predicting which RBs will have a breakout year this fall
College Football's Top 30 Breakout Running Backs for 2018

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.

The Odd Journey of a Junior College Quarterback

Junior college represents an important stop on the road to football relevance for formerly coveted QBs

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.”

 

College Football's Top 25 Breakout Quarterbacks for 2018

Predicting which QBs will have a breakout year this fall
College Football's Top 25 Breakout Quarterbacks for 2018

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.

Top 25 College Football Games of 2017

McKenzie Milton came up huge for UCF on several occasions as the Knights went undefeated
Top 25 College Football Games of 2017

Oklahoma Sooners QB Baker MayfieldOne could make a strong argument that the 2017 college football season ranks among the very best of modern times. This campaign featured countless heart-stopping finishes, provided landscape-altering upsets, and was highlighted with many of the best individual performances of recent memory.

College Football's Top 30 Coordinator Hires for 2018

Examining which coordinator hires will have the biggest impact
College Football's Top 30 Coordinator Hires for 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.

Podcast: College Football Dream Road Trip for 2018 (Listen Now)

The hosts of the Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast select their second annual College Football Dream Road Trip
College Football Dream Road Trip for 2018

Do you love college football? (It’s a rhetorical question.)

 

What would be better than visiting a new venue every week of the season? Braden Gall and Mitch Light, the hosts of the Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast, have picked the games for their second annual College Football Dream Road Trip.

 

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