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20 Coaching Candidates to Replace Tim Beckman at Illinois

Here's a watchlist of candidates to replace Beckman after 2015.
20 Coaching Candidates to Replace Tim Beckman at Illinois

Illinois fired coach Tim Beckman a week before the 2015 season started after the program received the preliminary results into an investigation surrounding allegations about the program. The Fighting Illini will proceed with offensive coordinator Bill Cubit as the interim coach for the upcoming season.

 

Illinois Fires Coach Tim Beckman

Beckman was fired one week before the 2015 season begins.
Illinois Fires Coach Tim Beckman

Illinois has fired coach Tim Beckman following the results from an external investigation into the football program. According to an official release from the school, athletic director Mike Thomas indicated this move “was in the best interests of student-athletes.”

 

Minnesota Creates Frogger-Inspired Game for its Opener Against TCU

Can Goldy get into the endzone against TCU's defense?
Minnesota Creates Frogger-Inspired Game for its Opener Against TCU

Minnesota’s Thursday night opener against TCU is one of Week 1’s most anticipated games. And what better way to prepare for the opener than with a Frogger-inspired video game?

 

College Football's Top 35 Running Back Units for 2015

Which teams have the best RB groups in 2015?
College Football's Top 35 Running Back Units for 2015

While every college football team would prefer to have an established, superstar No. 1 running back, using a committee of options is the preferred approach to save wear and tear on the starter. Some teams prefer to split the carry workload close to a 50-50 split or use certain players in situational roles.

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Official Conference and Playoff Predictions

The entire Athlon staff gathered to make their final picks around the country
Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Official Conference and Playoff Predictions

We’ve had all offseason to think about this, but the time has final come:

 

Time to make our official conference and playoff picks.

 

Though Athlon Sports magazines have been on shelves since the summer, the debate over teams and leagues has been ongoing here in our newsroom and our podcast.

 

College Football 2015 Conference, Playoff and National Championship Predictions

Athlon's staff picks the 2015 college football season.
College Football 2015 Conference and National Title Predictions

The start of college football’s 2015 season is less than 10 days away. The 2015 season officially begins on Thursday, Sept. 3 and ends on Jan. 11 with the national championship in Glendale, Ariz. The first season of the College Football Playoff was a huge success and the second year should have just as much intrigue.

 

Louisville Unveils All-Black Alternate Uniform for Sept. 17 Game Against Clemson

The all-black design is a sharp look for the Cardinals.
Louisville Unveils All-Black Alternate Uniform for Sept. 17 Game Against Clemson

Louisville recently unveiled an alternate uniform for its opener against Auburn, and the Cardinals now have an all-black design for the Sept. 17 showdown against Clemson.

 

The all-black design is a sharp look for Louisville, featuring the “L” logo on the pants, along with a red Cardinal on the helmet.

College Football's Top 30 Defensive Backfields for 2015

Which team has the best secondary?
College Football's Top 30 Defensive Backfields for 2015

Finding and evaluating cornerbacks and safeties is one of the most difficult jobs for any college football coaching staff. Competition level and a variety of offenses in high school create a several obstacles in player evaluation. But for some programs, finding the next stars at defensive back is an easy task.

College Football's Top 35 Wide Receiver Groups for 2015

Which teams have the best group of receivers?
College Football's Top 35 Wide Receiver Groups for 2015

While offensive and defensive lines are arguably more important to the success of any college football team, it’s the skill talent – running backs or receivers – and quarterbacks that generate most of the preseason attention.

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