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College Football's Best Players Not Taken in the 2020 NFL Draft

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 6 days ago
With the 2020 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 a concern about size, overall talent, an injury, 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-...

Oregon Football: Ducks' 2020 Schedule Analysis

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 1 day ago
The 2019 season marked a return to form for Oregon football, albeit under a new look. The Ducks shook up college football in the 2000s and early 2010s with a hyper-charged offensive style, yielding three Pac-10/12 championships from 2009 through 2014 and two national title game appearances. But after requiring a reboot, Mario Cristobal successfully introduced an undeniably Alabama-influenced...

2020 NFL Draft: Evolution of Michael Pittman Jr. at USC Carries Him into the Pros

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 4 days ago
From struggling just to see the field — let alone catch a pass — to playing a critical role in USC's first conference championship in nine years, Michael Pittman Jr. evolved into a college star over just a few weeks in 2017.   That same trajectory carries Pittman into the NFL draft a little more than two years and almost 200 receptions later.   Now, a USC wide...

Utah Football: Utes' 2020 Schedule Analysis

By John Coon, 1 month 1 week ago
Utah has ruled the Pac-12 South over the past two seasons after winning back-to-back division crowns. Can the Utes execute a three-peat under head coach Kyle Whittingham in 2020? It will not be a simple task for a team that must replace the bulk of its defensive starters, along with graduated offensive stars Tyler Huntley and Zack Moss.   The schedule plays into Utah's favor as it...

Pac-12 Football: Which Team Should be the Favorite in the South Division for 2020?

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 days ago
Utah is the reigning Pac-12 South champion, but the 2020 race to win the division title should feature a tight race between the Utes, USC and Arizona State. Utah returns only two starters on defense and must replace offensive standouts in quarterback Tyler Huntley and running back Zack Moss. USC coach Clay Helton is squarely on the hot seat going into 2020 and needs a big year to avoid the...

College Football Rewind: 10 Games We Would Like to Watch Again

By Aaron Tallent, 2 months 2 days ago
With live sports canceled for the foreseeable future because of the novel coronavirus, there is a dearth of programming on TV. For those of us needing a football fix, here are 10 college football games ESPN or whichever channel owns the rights could rebroadcast.   1. Nebraska 35, Oklahoma 31 Nov. 25, 1971 (Norman, Okla.) This Thanksgiving Day showdown between the undefeated Huskers and...

USC Football: Trojans' 2020 Spring Preview

By Josh Webb, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The turbulent offseason that preceded the USC Trojans' 2019 campaign was just an omen of things to come. The first thing that happened during the season was the loss of quarterback JT Daniels for the year with an ACL injury. The team also fired defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast and said goodbye to a number of other people associated with the program. For USC, it was a program overhaul...

Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s 2019-20 coaching carousel featured 24 changes, including moves at Florida State, Ole Miss, Washington State, Colorado and Arkansas. With the carousel completed and all 24 jobs filled, it's time to rank and grade the new hires and see how they fit with their new programs. Florida State's hire of Mike Norvell takes the top spot in Athlon's grades, but...

Oregon Football: 5 Newcomers to Watch for the Ducks

By Kyle Kensing, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The Oregon Ducks' return to the top of the Pac-12 and a run through the Rose Bowl is meant to only be a beginning, according to young Ducks like Kayvon Thibodeaux and CJ Verdell.   With an outstanding group of seniors on their way out of Eugene, however, some new contributors will have to step up in 2020 to keep the positive momentum rolling. Fortunately for the Ducks, head coach...

Oregon Football: Ducks' 2020 Spring Preview

By Kyle Kensing, 2 months 3 weeks ago
After a memorable run to the program's first Pac-12 championship in five years, Oregon Ducks CJ Verdell and Kayvon Thibodeaux promised much more success to come. Well, that future is here now with the opening of spring practice for the reigning league and Rose Bowl champions.   Oregon heads into its third season under head coach Mario Cristobal after losing the veteran corps...