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Expert Poll: Week 5 Heisman Trophy Voting

By Braden Gall, 2 years 6 months ago
Athlon Sports has formed a Heisman Trophy committee. Each week, we will ask 13 members of the national college football media to rank their top candidates for the Heisman Trophy. Each voter will rank their top five candidates, with each first-place vote getting five points and each last-place vote getting one point. The Panel: Stewart Mandel, FOX SportsDave Revsine, Big Ten...

Outrageous College Football Predictions: Week 6

By Braden Gall, 2 years 6 months ago
The original reality TV show is sports. No contrived setting where seven strangers living in a house or one bachelor searching for love can match the excitement the Iron Bowl delivered last fall. The beauty of college football lies in its complete unpredictability and drama. Here are some outrageous predictions for Week 6. Note: The point of this column is to have some fun...

12 Games in October that will Shape the College Football Playoff

By David Fox, 2 years 6 months ago
October may be the most important month of the college football season in terms of shaping the Playoff. Don’t believe us? September losses can almost be forgiven ... or at least that was the old way. And by November, the field for the four spots in the semifinal may be whittled to a dozen or so. In between is October, when plenty of teams still feel like they have a shot. Besides...

College Football's Post-Week 5 Playoff Projection

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 6 months ago
The new college football playoff format has added even more intrigue to the 2014 season. Instead of figuring out the top two teams in early December, the focus has shifted to finding four teams to play in the first FBS postseason playoff format. To help select the four playoff teams, a 13-person committee was picked, which includes names like Barry Alvarez, Oliver Luck, Pat Haden and Jeff...

College Football's Post-Week 5 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 6 months ago
With five weeks in the books, college football’s bowl and national title picture is surrounded in uncertainty.The new playoff format has added a new layer of intrigue, as four teams – instead of two – will have a shot at the national championship once the bowl pairings are announced in early December.While only five weeks are in the books, it’s never too early to...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Week 5 Recap

By Braden Gall, 2 years 6 months ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox cover all of the action from the college gridiron in Week 5. The Pac-12 races start to heat up, the ACC struggles again and Kansas is looking for a new coach. The guys also have some strong words for Brady Hoke and quarterbacks in the SEC.Send any ideas, questions or comments to @BradenGall or @DavidFox615 or email [email protected] The podcast...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 5

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 6 months ago
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated but each help paint a picture for a team or particular game. Whether the stats are historic, advanced or just an observation from a box score, Athlon Sports brings the most...

Previewing the 10 Best College Football Games in a Monster Week 6

By David Fox, 2 years 6 months ago
Welcome to the Week of Doom. The College Football Playoff selection committee will meet for the first time in less than a month, and this week almost certainly will shape the conversations for that group. Every league will have powerhouse matchups between favorites and ranked teams, so much that our usual preview of the top five games of the week has been expanded to 10. And we still...

12 Coaching Candidates to Replace Charlie Weis at Kansas

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 6 months ago
After a disastrous 6-22 record in three seasons, Charlie Weis was fired as Kansas’ head coach on Sunday. Weis went 1-18 in three years during Big 12 play in Lawrence, and the Jayhawks finished last in the conference in back-to-back years. Defensive coordinator Clint Bowen will serve as the interim coach for the final eight games of the year.Kansas is not an easy job, and the last two...

Kansas Fires Coach Charlie Weis

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 6 months ago
Kansas fired coach Charlie Weis after Saturday’s 23-0 loss to Texas. Weis was just 6-22 in three seasons as the Jayhawks’ head coach and had only one win in Big 12 play.Defensive coordinator Clint Bowen will serve as the interim head coach. Through four games, Kansas is 2-2 with wins over Central Michigan and SEMO.Weis was an odd hire for athletic director Sheahon Zenger and was...
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