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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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10 Players Who Will Decide College Football's 2015 National Title

Baylor's Seth Russell will shape the playoff race.
10 Players Who Will Decide College Football's 2015 National Title

Every college football team has personnel issues or question marks entering the 2015 season. But some concerns are bigger than others for teams in the national title or playoff mix. Whether it’s a quarterback battle, an open spot at defensive tackle or cornerback, every personnel concern is magnified in the race to win a national championship.

College Football's Top 30 Linebacker Units for 2015

Notre Dame is among the nation's best at linebacker.
College Football's Top 30 Linebacker Units for 2015

Picking the top linebacker units in college football is no easy task. After all, schemes dictate how linebackers are used and the rise of spread offenses generally means more defensive backs on the field. Regardless of whether a scheme utilizes a 4-3, 3-4, 4-2-5 or nickel package, linebackers are a critical component to any defense.

Ranking All 87 Games of the First Weekend of the 2015 College Football Season

From Ohio State-Virginia Tech through Savannah State-Colorado State, these are the most and least watchable games
Ranking All 87 Games of the First Weekend of the 2015 College Football Season

After 234 days without a college football game, fans may be tempted to say they’d watch any game.

 

Really? How about that Savannah State-Colorado State tilt? VMI-Ball State? UC Davis-Nevada? Would those games test fans’ verve for college football?

 

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Pac-12 Preview and Predictions

Are Stanford, USC, UCLA and others poised to end Oregon's reign?
Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Pac-12 Preview and Predictions

Believe it or not, the college football offseason is almost over. This time next week will be an actual game week with teams installing game plans and prepping for real, live opponents.

 

That brings us to the last of our conference preview podcasts, this one highlighting the Pac-12.

 

Oregon has won four of the last six league championships with Stanford claiming titles in 2012 and 2013. Since the league began divisional play, the South has been shut out of the Pac-12 title race.

 

Rutgers Suspends Five Players Amid Coaching Investigation

Receiver Leonte Carroo is among five players suspended for a half against Norfolk State.
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Amid the internal investigation against head coach Kyle Flood, Rutgers suspends five players including a captain and a quarterback. 2014 Transfer Hayden Rettig lands starting job.

In a report first released by Joe Schad on ESPN.com, Rutgers has suspended five players, including quarterback Chris Laviano and team captain wide reciever Leonte Carroo, for its season opener against Norfolk State. The players are reportedly suspended for the first half of the opener due for a violation of a team curfew rule.

 

Rutgers Coach Kyle Flood Under Investigation for Rules Violation

Flood is in hot water for a potential rules violation.
Rutgers Coach Kyle Flood Under Investigation for Rules Violation

According to a report from NJ.com, Rutgers coach Kyle Flood is under investigation for a rules violation. The story from reporter Keith Sargeant indicates the investigation is due to “impermissible contact with a university faculty member regarding the status of one of his players.”

 

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