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College Football QB Battles: Texas

Can Garrett Gilbert hold onto his starting job for the Longhorns?
<p> Can Garrett Gilbert hold onto his starting job for the Longhorns?</p>
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-by Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on twitter)

How many college football teams have fallen from an undefeated regular season and BCS national championship berth to 5-7 with inexplicable losses to UCLA, Iowa State, Kansas State and Baylor in one year?

Let’s simplify the question: How many teams that played in the BCS national championship game failed to win at least seven games the following year?

Recruiting Rankings: AC100 By The Numbers

Where are the nation's top recruits? What positions do they play? And where are they headed?
<p> Where are the nation's top recruits? What positions do they play? And where are they headed?</p>
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-by Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on twitter)

College football is a fluid situation.

The totally dynamic nature of the NCAA game from one year to the next is a huge reason why it’s is the greatest sport on the planet. Graduation, transfers, knuckleheads, junior college and incoming freshmen make each individual season a completely unique, never-to-be-duplicated experience.

Recruiting classes are no different.

College Football QB Battles: Notre Dame

Both Dayne Crist and Tommy Rees are eyeing the starting job in South Bend.
<p> Both Dayne Crist and Tommy Rees are eyeing the starting job in South Bend.</p>

-by Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on twitter)

Brian Kelly is an offensive genius. This much we know.

We also know it hasn’t really mattered much who took snaps for his offense, since whoever was under center produced in true EA Sports fashion.

College Football's 2011 All-Name Team

The best names in college football for 2011.
<p> Athlon Sports presents its 2011 college football name team.</p>
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With 120 teams in the FBS and around 100 players on a roster, there are certainly some interesting names that pop-up throughout the course of production for Athlon's 2011 college football magazine or online research.

We took a look through the rosters for the 120 teams and pulled out some of the funniest and more interesting names in college football for the 2011 season.

Best Names in College Football for 2011

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2012 Football Recruiting Rankings: QBs

Who is the nation's No. 1 quarterback prospect? The AC100 answers.
<p> Who is the nation's No. 1 quarterback prospect? The AC100 answers.</p>
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-by Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on twitter)

The quarterback position is easily the most important, and most difficult, position on the football field. Do the necessary skills needed to succeed change from high school to college football to the NFL? Of course, the need for accuracy, efficiency and touch increases exponentially from Friday night to Sunday afternoon.

Football Recruiting Rankings: 2012 Athlon Consensus 100

The 2012 AC100 is out! Who is the No. 1 player in the nation in 2012?
<p> The 2012 AC100 is out! Who is the No. 1 player in the nation in 2012?</p>

-by Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on twitter)

Athlon Sports has released the 2012 edition of the Athlon Consensus 100 – the truest and most accurate ranking of the top 100 college football recruits in the nation.

Yadier Molina suspended for 5 games

Poor judgement costs both the All-Star catcher and his team.
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Watching the tension-filled Cardinals-Brewers game Tuesday, I was prepared for some kind of fireworks. What I didn’t see coming was St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina going ballistic. The All-Star catcher has been hitting well this season, and has been as stellar behind the plate as usual. He’s been a steady producer in a lineup of big hitters and has been a steadying influence for the pitching staff.

Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari Send Back Their Wedding Gifts

Looks like the Chicago Bears QB's wedding has been sacked for good.
<p> Looks like the Chicago Bears QB's wedding has been sacked for good.</p>
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Friends and family members who had already bought Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler a wedding gift now have bought themselves a credit card refund from Crate and Barrel. Cutler called off his wedding to reality show star Kristin Cavallari last week. But since they were so close to their wedding, some efficient friends had already gotten their gift shopping out of the way.

Randy Moss Retires: Does Canton Clock Start Now?

Between Randy Moss and Terrell Owens, which one deserves to be in the Hall of Fame more?
<p> Between Randy Moss and Terrell Owens, which one deserves to be in the Hall of Fame more?</p>

The agent for former Vikings and Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss announced that Moss was retiring Monday, potentially calling an end to one of the most famous, and infamous, careers of any receiver in NFL history.

The news comes as a surprise, just weeks after the same agent, Joel Segal, claimed that Moss was in "freakish shape" as a result of "two-a-days, all spring and summer in West Virginia."

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