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.
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 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.
One 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 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.
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.