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Ranking the Pac-12's College Football Coaches for 2019

Where does Washington's Chris Petersen rank?
Ranking the Pac-12's College Football Coaches for 2019

There's no debate for the top spot among Pac-12 coaches, as that honor belongs to Washington's Chris Petersen once again for 2019. However, it's a tough call between Stanford's David Shaw, UCLA's Chip Kelly, Washington State's Mike Leach and Utah's Kyle Whittingham for second in the conference. 

 

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.

 

Pac-12 Football 2019 Predictions

Complete Pac-12 preview for the 2019 season
Pac-12 Football 2019 Predictions

The Pac-12 has missed on a team earning a spot in the College Football Playoff in back-to-back seasons, and there’s a good chance that streak extends to three in a row in 2019. Athlon’s Pac-12 predictions didn’t generate a playoff team from this conference, but there are plenty of intriguing (and tight) battles to sort out.

 

USC Football: 2019 Trojans Season Preview and Prediction

The Trojans rank No. 43 in Athlon's Top 130 for 2019
USC Football: 2019 Trojans Season Preview and Prediction

USC enjoyed its best stretch since the Pete Carroll era during its first two seasons under Clay Helton, winning a Rose Bowl and a Pac-12 championship.

 

Pac-12 Football 2019 All-Conference Team

Athlon projects the Pac-12's best for 2019
Pac-12 Football 2019 All-Conference Team

Utah, Oregon, Washington and Washington State are the early favorites to win the Pac-12 this fall, so it's no surprise those four teams headline a chunk of the selections for the 2019 All-Pac-12 team. The Ducks lead the way with 13 selections on Athlon's all-conference picks, followed by Washington State, Arizona State and Utah with 11. The Huskies check in with 10 picks, including three on the first-team offense. 

 

2019 Pac-12 Quarterback Rankings

Ranking the Pac-12's signal-callers for 2019
Pac-12 Quarterback Rankings 2019

High-scoring offenses and standout quarterback play are usually an annual staple for the Pac-12. That’s again the case in 2019, as the conference returns an All-America candidate in Oregon’s Justin Herbert, followed by Stanford’s K.J. Costello and two dual-threat quarterbacks in Utah’s Tyler Huntley and Arizona’s Khalil Tate. The development of USC’s JT Daniels, UCLA’s Dorian Thompson-Robinson and Washington’s Jacob Eason will only add to the depth of this conference.

 

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.

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.

Top 25 Pac-12 2020 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

Justin Herbert is a possible No. 1 overall pick. We mean it this time.
Top 25 Pac-12 2020 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

A year ago at this time, the Pac-12 was looking at possibly producing the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft for the second time in three years. Two years removed from Cal product Jared Goff going first to the Los Angeles Rams, and changing the complexion of the NFC as a result, Oregon's Justin Herbert was a trendy choice atop early 2019 draft boards.

 

Flip the calendar, and Herbert's still a potential No. 1 overall pick. Only, he's a name to watch in the class of 2020.

College Football's Best Players Not Taken in the 2019 NFL Draft

Several big-time college football stars did not get drafted
College Football's Best Players Not Taken in the 2019 NFL Draft

With the 2019 NFL Draft officially in the books, it’s time to look back and see which of college football’s biggest stars went undrafted. Whether it was concerns about size, overall talent, how a player will transition from scheme or handle the jump to the NFL, a handful of stars from the previous college football season did not hear their name called over the three-day event.

 

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