Ole Miss' Momentum Stalls in Sloppy Opener Against Boise State

Should interceptions, false starts create misgivings for Rebels' season?
Ole Miss Not SEC-Ready in Opener Against Boise State

ATLANTA — Believe it or not, Ole Miss walked out of the Georgia Dome with a trophy, or two pieces of one.

This is not the newly minted College Football Playoff trophy, by any means. It’s not even the Floyd of Rosedale.

The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game awards an old-style leather helmet on a stand The trophy indeed comes in two pieces, so when linebacker Ryan Lewis walked into the locker room with the stand and receiver Laquon Treadwell followed with the leather helmet on his head, they did not break said trophy.

College Football's Top 50 Games to Watch in 2014

The Iron Bowl is one of many must-see games this fall.
College Football's Top 50 Games to Watch in 2014

You need to know which games you can’t miss in 2014? Here is a comprehensive list of the Top 50 must-see college football games of the year. Set the DVR now.


The SEC's Top 20 Must-See Games of 2014

Mike Davis and the Gamecocks have their work cut out for them.
The SEC's Top 20 Must-See Games of 2014

The SEC is still the nation’s best conference. No conference in the nation can match the week-in, week-out grind that the SEC offers from Aug. 28 through Championship Saturday on Dec. 6.


Ohio State QB Braxton Miller Will Miss 2014 Due to Shoulder Injury

Miller's status is in doubt.
Ohio State QB Braxton Miller Could Miss 2014 Due to Shoulder Injury

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season due to a shoulder injury suffered in practice on Monday. The news of Miller’s injury was reported by the Columbus Dispatch’s Tim May.

Top 40 Impact Freshmen to Watch in 2014

Athlon pinpoints who could be National Freshman of the Year this fall.
Top 35 Impact Freshman to Watch in 2014

The beauty of college football lies in its unpredictability and volatility.


Roster turnover is largely responsible for the tremendous amount of variability from year to year within the sport. Key graduations, early entries into the NFL Draft, dismissals and a massive influx of tomorrow's stars in the form of bright-eyed freshmen create more personnel turnover in college football than any other major sport in the country.


Who is the Nation's Most Clutch College Football Coach?

Gus Malzahn's stellar record in close games makes the case
Who is the Nation's Most Clutch College Football Coach?

Perhaps we should have seen the signs for Auburn’s turnaround from winless in the SEC in 2012 to conference champions in 2013.

In only his first season as a head coach, Gus Malzahn had an unblemished record in close games at Arkansas State the year before he arrived at Auburn. He was 4-0 in one-score games with the Red Wolves, but Auburn already may have an idea of Malzahn’s composure under pressure.

In 2010 and 2011, Malzahn’s final two seasons as offensive coordinator, Auburn was 10-0 in one-score games.

SEC Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2014

Coaches dish on all 14 teams in the SEC.
SEC Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2014

It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used during the year.


In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2014, Athlon asked coaches in the SEC to talk anonymously about their opponents.


Predicting the National College Football Awards for 2014

Athlon Sports predicts every major national college football award for 2014.
National College Football Awards Predictions for 2014

Walk into any major college football facility and you will likely be greeted by some sort of massive trophy case.


Some are bigger than others, some are more stocked than others and some are featured more prominently than others. But every school has one.


College Football Playoff Championship Trophy Unveiled

This trophy will be awarded to CFB's champion.
College Football Playoff Championship Trophy Unveiled

There’s a new era upon college football in 2014. The BCS era ended with Florida State’s victory over Auburn in Pasadena, and the playoff era is set to begin at the end of this season.

There are plenty of changes for the new format, which features a four-team playoff, with a championship game that’s bid out to cities similar to the Super Bowl.

And of course, there’s the hardware.