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Virginia Football: 2019 Cavaliers Season Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 5 days 7 hours ago
Virginia, coming off its most wins since 2011, hopes to continue its rapid ascent under coach Bronco Mendenhall, who has guided the Cavaliers to back-to-back bowl appearances for the first time since 2004 and 2005.   This season, UVA expects to have a loaded defense, a year after finishing third in the ACC in scoring defense, holding opponents to 20.1 points per game. Offensively, the...

2019 ACC Quarterback Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 days ago
The ACC enters 2019 in a state of transition at the quarterback position. Clemson's Trevor Lawrence is the unquestioned No. 1 signal-caller within the conference, followed by Virginia's Bryce Perkins at No. 2. High expectations surround Tommy DeVito in his first year as the starter at Syracuse, with Ryan Willis at Virginia Tech and James Blackman at Florida State rounding out the next...

Ranking All 130 College Football Coaching Jobs for 2019

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Debating the best job among all 130 college football teams or within any conference is always an ongoing discussion. The debate doesn’t start with a small sample size but should take into account more of a long-term (both past and future) in order to get a better snapshot of the program. Every college football program is unique and has its own set of challenges. But some programs are...

College Football's Top 12 Impact JUCO Transfer Quarterbacks for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 3 days ago
Finding or developing a quarterback is no easy task for any college football coach. This position is one of the hardest to evaluate in high school, and as evidenced by the recent wave of departures, quarterbacks often transfer early in their career in search of more playing time. While developing a quarterback through the high school ranks is the preferred option for coaches, the junior college...

Florida State Football: Will the Seminoles Make a Bowl Game in 2019?

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 3 days ago
It was a rough debut for Florida State head coach Willie Taggart as two longstanding streaks came to an end following the Seminoles' 5-7 finish in 2018. FSU's first losing season since 1976 (Bobby Bowden's first year at the school), it also put an end to the nation's longest bowl streak at 36 seasons.   Obviously, Taggart is facing a lot of criticism and doubts about...

College Football's Best Players Not Taken in the 2019 NFL Draft

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 6 days ago
With the 2019 NFL Draft officially in the books, it’s time to look back and see which of college football’s biggest stars went undrafted. Whether it was concerns about size, overall talent, how a player will transition from scheme or handle the jump to the NFL, a handful of stars from the previous college football season did not hear their name called over the three-day event...

Top 25 ACC 2020 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Mark Ross, 3 weeks 6 days ago
Even though Clemson had six players selected this year, the defending national champions also figure to factor heavily in the ACC's represenation in the 2020 NFL Draft. To the surprise of no one, the Tigers placed three defensive linemen in the first round of this year's draft, a trio headlined by No. 4 overall pick Clelin Ferrell.   But while Clemson's defensive front may not...

Early 2020 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 6 days ago
The ink on the 2019 NFL Draft is barely dry but some of the attention has already shifted to next year's event. And while that partly may due to the anticipation of the draft taking place in Las Vegas, the players projected to headline the 2020 edition have a little something to do with this as well.   Defense may have dominated the 2019 draft, with seven of the top 10 picks coming...

Miami Football: Hurricanes' 2019 Schedule Analysis

By Antwan Staley, 1 month 7 hours ago
Things quickly change in the world of college football, and that wasn't any different for the Miami Hurricanes last season. A year after finishing 10-3 and winning the ACC Coastal Division in 2017, the Hurricanes went a disappointing 7-6, including an embarrassing season-ending loss in the Pinstripe Bowl to the Wisconsin Badgers.   Shortly after the season, Mark Richt surprised many...

North Carolina Football: Tar Heels' 2019 Schedule Analysis

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 1 week ago
Mack Brown knows that building North Carolina is going to be quite a process. The Tar Heels are coming off consecutive nine-loss seasons and the talent level is not ready to compete with the big boys in the ACC. And even if it was, there’s the schedule. That ugly, murderous schedule.   Besides the regular Coastal Division opponents and the natural crossover with NC State, UNC will...