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North Carolina Football: 3 Reasons for Optimism About the Tar Heels in 2019

By Jon Kinne, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Hope and change are often intertwined. When things aren't going right, the only way to sell the masses on hope is to make a change.   That is exactly what happened at North Carolina. Larry Fedora may very well be a good head coach, but with just five wins in two seasons, the Heels needed to go in another direction. So for Carolina, it is out with the old and in with the... older....

Where Did College Football Teams Find Their Starting Quarterbacks for 2019?

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 18 hours ago
If one word could be used to describe the college football quarterback landscape it would be — change. The annual quarterback churn is in full effect as the combination of graduations, early departures by underclassmen, and a rash of transfers means that for the second straight season nearly two thirds of the projected starting quarterbacks in the Power 5 conferences (ACC, Big 12, Big Ten...

College Football's Top 20 Teams on the Rise for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 19 hours ago
College football’s 2019 season won't get underway until late August, but it's never too early to look ahead and predict which teams are poised for a significant leap in the rankings or win column next year. The 2019 version of college football's teams on the rise features Texas, Utah, Oregon, Iowa State, and Texas A&M from the Power 5 ranks, along with Louisiana,...

Way-Too-Early Top 25 College Football Rankings for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 1 day ago
It’s never too early to think about next season, so with college football’s 2018 season officially in the books after Clemson's 44-16 win over Alabama, Athlon Sports is here with its way-too-early top 25 rankings for 2019. Alabama and Clemson have played four consecutive times in the CFB Playoff, and there's a good chance it happens again next season. The Tigers and Crimson...

15 Toughest Players to Replace in the ACC in 2019

By Jon Kinne, 3 weeks 6 days ago
A common theme when discussing the ACC this year was that it was Clemson and a group of also-rans. Syracuse made a big jump in the win column, but when Florida State, Miami, and Virginia Tech finish a combined 18-20, there will be doubts as to the strength of the league.   Whether or not the ACC was down this year, there were a bunch of highly skilled players in the conference and many of...

Grading College Football's First-Year Coaching Hires for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 6 days ago
The 2018 college football season featured 21 new coaches at FBS programs, and with the year completed, it's time to grade and rank the hires. The 21 coaching changes were down slightly from the 2017 season, as 23 different programs had a change in the full-time role. It’s no secret coaching changes can have an instant impact on a program, but some hires need a couple of years to...

Best Individual Performances of the 2018-19 College Football Season

By Kyle Kensing, 3 weeks 6 days ago
Heisman Trophy finalists — and should-have-been finalists — provided some of the most memorable moments of the 2018 college football season.   The campaign kicked off with some outstanding performances; tone-setters like Trayveon Williams rushing for 240 yards, a mark he'd just about bookend in bowl season. Some, like Memphis running back Darrell Henderson, began on...

5 Most Successful Transfers in College Football History

By Aaron Tallent, 4 weeks 17 hours ago
Jalen Hurts may be the most high-profile transfer in college football history. He went 26-2 as a starter at Alabama before losing the job to Tua Tagovailoa and now takes his talents to Oklahoma, where he is expected to replace Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray, who rose to stardom after transferring to the Sooners from Texas A&M.   Will Hurts be successful? I’m guessing yes,...

Early Look at the Top 25 College Football Games of 2019

By Kevin McGuire, 4 weeks 1 day ago
The memories of the 2018 college football season are still fresh for many, but it is never too early to begin looking forward to the '19 campaign. With a number of good matchups to look forward to next fall, how could you not start looking over the schedules and picking out the games you are most looking forward to seeing play out?   It will not be shocking to see defending...

When Does College Football Start in 2019?

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 12 hours ago
College football’s 2019 season officially kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 24, with Arizona meeting Hawaii in a Week 0 matchup. The full Week 1 college football schedule of matchups is slated to begin on Thursday, Aug. 29. The opening Thursday of action features Utah at BYU, along with defending champion Clemson taking on Georgia Tech. The opening week of games continues on Friday with...
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