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College Football's Top 30 Breakout Running Backs for 2019

Predicting which RBs will have a breakout season
College Football's Top 30 Breakout Running Backs for 2019

Running back is a deep position for returning standouts in college football, as Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor, Clemson's Travis Etienne, Boston College's AJ Dillon and Arizona State's Eno Benjamin all return to campus for 2019. While plenty of stars are in place at running back this fall, there's another wave of players ready to emerge with a breakout year. Alabama's Najee Harris, Oklahoma State's Chuba Hubbard and Maryland's Anthony McFarland are just a few of the breakout candidates to watch when the season kicks off.

 

When Does College Football Start in 2019?

The season officially kicks off with an early Week 0 matchup
When Does College Football Start in 2019

The days are counting down. College football’s 2019 season officially kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 24 with two Week 0 matchups. Miami and Florida meet in Orlando, with Arizona and Hawaii set for a high-scoring affair in Honolulu later that night. The full Week 1 college football schedule of matchups is slated to begin on Thursday, Aug. 29. The opening Thursday of action features Utah at BYU, along with defending champion Clemson taking on Georgia Tech.

Pac-12 Football: Ranking 2019 Uniforms

College Football's Top 25 Quarterback Battles for 2019

Examining the top QB battles to watch in fall practice
College Football's Top 25 Quarterback Battles for 2019

College football's countdown to kickoff for the 2019 season has officially reached 25 days on July 30. With the milestone of 25 days to go until the first game of the season, Athlon Sports is marking this occasion with a look at the top 25 quarterback battles for the upcoming year. While some battles were settled in the spring and summer, plenty of high-profile competitions remain. Auburn, Mississippi State, Washington State, TCU and Miami are just a few of the battles that will be decided in the fall. 

 

College Football's Coaches on the Hot Seat for 2019

USC's Clay Helton leads the hot seat rankings for 2019
College Football's Coaches on the Hot Seat for 2019

College football’s 2019 season features 27 new coaches, so the hot seat talk and carousel could be less active this fall than it was last November. However, as usual, plenty of coaches are feeling pressure for the 2019 season. USC's Clay Helton takes the top spot after a disappointing 5-7 mark in 2018, with New Mexico's Bob Davie, Rutgers' Chris Ash and UNLV's Tony Sanchez bringing up the next tier.

 

College Football's Top 25 Breakout Quarterbacks for 2019

Predicting which QBs will have a breakout year this fall
College Football's Top 25 Breakout Quarterbacks for 2019

College football returns plenty of stars at the quarterback position for 2019, but there's another wave of players ready to emerge with a breakout year. Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa, Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, Georgia's Jake Fromm, Texas' Sam Ehlinger and Oregon's Justin Herbert are just a few of the big names returning this fall, while Nebraska's Adrian Martinez and Ohio State's Justin Fields could join the list of top 10 quarterbacks with a big year.

Ranking the Pac-12's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2019

Stanford has arguably the toughest opening month slate of any team in the country this fall
Ranking the Pac-12's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2019

The nine-game conference schedule is a hallmark of the Pac-12, dating back to the first season of 12-game regular seasons, 2006. That's a cause for controversy in some circles, as the conference has not produced a national champion in that time, and had only two teams play in the national title game.

 

College Football's Impact Quarterback Transfers for 2019

Ranking the top 40 quarterback transfers for 2019
College Football's Impact Quarterback Transfers for 2019

The transfer portal and player movement has been a popular topic throughout the offseason, but quarterback transfers have always been an interesting storyline prior to any college football season. That's certainly the case in 2019, as a number of high-profile players have changed teams for the upcoming year. Jalen Hurts is making the move from Alabama to Oklahoma, while Justin Fields transferred from Georgia to Ohio State for an opportunity to start.

Pac-12 Football Breakout Players for 2019

Examining which Pac-12 players are poised for a breakout season
Pac-12 Football Breakout Players for 2019

The Pac-12 has plenty of star power returning with Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert, Colorado receiver Laviska Shenault and Arizona State running back Eno Benjamin, but as expected with every year, new faces are set to emerge as breakout players in 2019. Selecting which players will have a breakout season is no easy assignment. The definition of a breakout player varies from each analyst to fanbase. However, with the start of the season less than 50 days away, Athlon Sports wanted to take a look at some names as breakout candidates around the Pac-12 this season. 

College Football's Top 35 Coordinator Hires for 2019

Examining which coordinator hires will have the biggest impact
College Football's Top 35 Coordinator Hires for 2019

Whether it was head coaches, coordinators or position coaches, college football's coaching carousel was especially active this offseason. In addition to the 27 changes among head coaches, there were numerous and important hires for coordinators. Oklahoma's Alex Grinch takes the top spot as the No. 1 coordinator hire for 2019, followed by three offensive play-callers in Ole Miss' Rich Rodriguez, Florida State's Kendal Briles, and Miami's Dan Enos. Of the top 10 hires by Athlon Sports, seven were on the offensive side of things. 

 

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