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Key Position Changes Around College Football in 2016

By Kevin McGuire, 8 months 2 weeks ago
The start of a new college football season is just weeks away. This fall a number of players will be taking on a brand new position in a game for the first time, and many could play a key role in their respective teams’ chances to win some big games.   Here is a look at 10 of the more notable position changes being made around the college football world this fall.   Jabrill...

College Football's Top 50 Running Back Units for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 2 weeks ago
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. Regardless of the usage, more teams are looking to a committee of players to...

Podcast: Official 2016 Pac-12 Football Preview

By Braden Gall, 8 months 3 weeks ago
The Pac-12 conference goes under the microscope as hosts Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox wrap up their Power 5 conference previews.   - Why are there no Pac-12 teams ranked in Athlon Sports' top 10? Does this mean that the league could get left out of the Playoff again in 2016? It may have everything to do with scheduling. No other league plays as many top 50 teams as the Pac-...

Top 25 College Football Head Coaches on the Rise for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 3 weeks ago
Whether it’s a player, team or coach, the next big thing is always on the minds of fans for all 128 college football programs. Regardless of the job or program, coaches are always under the microscope and under to pressure to win – and win immediately. With the heavy scrutiny and pressure to win right away, it’s no surprise college football’s coaching carousel never stops...

Podcast: Official 2016 Big Ten Football Preview

By Braden Gall, 8 months 3 weeks ago
Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox are back previewing the Power 5. Today, we dive deep into Big Ten country.   - First, the nine-game conference schedule? What are the advantages and disadvantages and do we like it? Who is it good for? Who does it hurt?   - The Big Ten West's repuation is on the line this fall. Right?   - Wisconsin has a lot of unknowns and one of...

5 Players Who Will Make an Impact for the Miami Hurricanes in 2016

By Antwan Staley, 8 months 3 weeks ago
There’s a lot of buzz surrounding the University of Miami’s football program and for good reason. The team hired former Georgia head coach Mark Richt last December and has arguably one of the best quarterbacks in college football in Brad Kaaya returning for his junior season.   Related: Miami Hurricanes 2016 Preview and Prediction   Miami will need more than Kaaya if...

ACC 2016 Preseason Quarterback Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 3 weeks ago
Led by Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, the ACC has a solid group of quarterbacks returning for the 2016 season. Watson is the Heisman frontrunner and a big reason why the Tigers are a favorite by some to reach the national championship. But there’s more than just Watson returning to the conference. Miami’s Brad Kaaya, North Carolina’s Mitch Trubisky and Louisville’s Lamar...

Why Florida State Will or Won't Make the College Football Playoff in 2016

By Mike Ferguson, 8 months 3 weeks ago
After what was seen by many as a rebuilding year in 2015, all systems seem to be go for Florida State to again compete for a national championship this fall. The Seminoles finished 10-3 and reached the Peach Bowl last season after winning the national title in 2013 and taking part in the first College Football Playoff a year later.   In 2016, FSU returns a lot on both sides of the ball,...

Coaches Talk Anonymously About Notre Dame for 2016

By Athlon Sports, 8 months 4 weeks ago
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used throughout the offseason or regular season.   In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2016, Athlon asked coaches...

ACC Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2016

By Athlon Sports, 8 months 4 weeks ago
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used during the year.   In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2016, Athlon asked coaches in the ACC to talk...
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