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6 Teams Ready to Turn Close Losses into Big Wins in 2017

By Athlon Sports, 1 day 5 hours ago
Looking back at the preseason polls once a season has ended is like looking at an old yearbook before your high school reunion. I really thought that hair style looked good? And what’s with that shirt? What was I thinking?   I really thought Tennessee was a top-10 team? How could I have believed that Ole Miss and Michigan State were going to be fine after what they lost following...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for the Big Ten in 2017

By J.P. Scott, 1 day 5 hours ago
The polls are coming out. The odds are set. The pundits and prognosticators have all had their say. There really isn't much more to do before the 2017 college football season kicks off, right?   Who am I kidding?   For better or worse, it's time once again for some OUTRAGEOUS* college football predictions heading into the 2017 slate.   Continuing on with our series...

Nebraska Football Game-by-Game Predictions for 2017

By Bryan Fischer, 2 days 5 hours ago
After reaching an oh-so-familiar 9-4 record last season, Nebraska enters the 2017 college football season staring firmly down the barrel of a rebuild. That’s not exactly the place the program wanted to be in year three of Mike Riley’s tenure but it’s where the Cornhuskers look to be at in a year that could go a number of different ways depending on how quickly some fresh faces...

College Football's Top 50 Defensive Backfields for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 5 days 5 hours ago
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. Florida State and Alabama top Athlon's best defensive backfields...

College Football's Top 50 Linebacker Units for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 5 hours ago
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. How should a team with four starters at linebacker...

College Football's Top 50 Defensive Lines for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 5 hours ago
The rise of spread offenses and the different schemes teams face on a week-to-week basis in a college football season has altered how some defensive coordinators think. While some are placing more emphasis on building a secondary, the success of any defense starts up front. Generating a pass rush and stopping the run are two staples of any defensive scheme. The 2017 season...

Predicting the Big Ten's Biggest Upsets in 2017

By Kevin McGuire, 6 days 6 hours ago
Every conference can claim to have a gauntlet to run through to emerge a conference champion, but this year may prove to be one of the most competitive seasons the Big Ten has seen in years. Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin will enter the 2017 season as some of the top favorites in the conference, but none of those teams will be able to navigate through the season without some competitive...

College Football's Top 50 Offensive Lines for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 hours ago
The offensive line is often the most overlooked position for any college football team. While the linemen in the trenches don’t get enough credit, they are often the most important piece to a successful offense. Flashy skill talent and quarterbacks take home all of the accolades and headlines, but neither position can thrive without a solid offensive line.   Which teams...

Penn State Football Game-by-Game Predictions for 2017

By Kevin McGuire, 1 week 6 hours ago
Penn State playing for the Big Ten championship in 2016 caught many by surprise, but this season will see the Nittany Lions as the most viable threat to Ohio State in the conference. While head coach James Franklin has said last year was last year and this year is this year, there is no question his team will begin the season with a renewed sense of confidence that has long been missing from the...

College Football's Top 50 Wide Receiver Groups for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 day ago
The 2017 season features a significant amount of turnover at wide receiver, opening the door for new stars and breakout players to emerge this fall. However, despite some big names moving onto the NFL, there is a clear No. 1 receiver group returning this season. Oklahoma State is loaded with talent, including first-team All-American James Washington, LSU transfer Tyron Johnson and senior Marcell...
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