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Alabama Football: Crimson Tide's 2020 Spring Preview

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 3 weeks 18 hours ago
There are very few places where an 11-2 season would feel like a disappointment, but Tuscaloosa is one of them. The Alabama Crimson Tide lost to both eventual national champion LSU and archrival Auburn — and surrendered 46 and 45 points, respectively, in the process — during the regular season, and failed to earn a spot in the College Football Playoff for the first time since its...

Tennessee Football: Volunteers' 2020 Spring Preview

By Rob McVey, 3 weeks 2 days ago
There didn’t seem to be any light at the end of the tunnel for the Tennessee Volunteers after starting the 2019 football season off with a 1-4 record. At that point, the Vols were given less than a five percent chance to become bowl eligible by But a resilient Tennessee squad would go on to emphatically defy those odds, winning six of its next seven contests. The Vols...

Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 days 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...

LSU Football: Tigers' 2020 Spring Preview

By Ryan Wright, 3 weeks 4 days ago
The LSU Tigers did the seemingly impossible during the 2019 college football season. They had a clean run through the regular season, notching a SEC West title which included ending an eight-game losing streak to Alabama, claimed an SEC championship with a win over Georgia, and then dismantled Oklahoma and Clemson in the College Football Playoff to claim their first national championship since...

Missouri Football: Tigers' 2020 Spring Preview

By Rob McVey, 4 weeks 17 hours ago
The Missouri Tigers entered the 2019 season with lofty expectations despite a dark cloud hanging over the program in the form of NCAA sanctions and a possible bowl ban. Those expectations began to wane after an embarrassing loss at Wyoming in the season opener. However, hope was soon restored by a five-game win-streak that had the Tigers sitting pretty at 5-1. Unfortunately, injuries and an...

Tennessee Football: 5 Newcomers to Watch for the Volunteers

By Rob McVey, 4 weeks 1 day ago
Following an abysmal 1-3 start to the Tennessee Volunteers' 2019 campaign, the idea that they would end up with a top-10 recruiting class seemed laughable. But thanks in part to a remarkable turnaround that saw Tennessee close out the season with six straight wins, including a victory over Indiana in the Gator Bowl, Jeremy Pruitt and Co. managed to turn that seemingly impossible task into a...

Auburn Football: 5 Newcomers to Watch for the Tigers

By Ryan Wright, 1 month 17 hours ago
The competitive nature of college football is unrelenting, especially in the SEC West. A trio of teams each season continues to vie for the right to play in Atlanta come December, and that invitation to play all begins with the hard work put in on the recruiting trail. Once again, the Auburn Tigers' staff got after it, pulling in an amazing 2020 class, but only time will tell if any of the...

Florida Football: 5 Newcomers to Watch for the Gators

By Antwan Staley, 1 month 17 hours ago
After finishing with 10 and 11 wins during his first two years in Gainesville, expectations are at an all-time high for the Florida Gators and head coach Dan Mullen in 2020. As they prepare for the start of spring football, the Gators have added some exciting talent to their roster, including a dual-threat quarterback from Gainesville and a Miami Hurricanes transfer in the backfield.  ...

Kentucky Football: Wildcats' 2020 Spring Preview

By Ben Weinrib, 1 month 1 day ago
Mark Stoops is entering his eighth season with the Kentucky Wildcats, which makes him the longest-tenured head coach in Lexington since Jerry Claiborne led the program in the '80s.   Although the Wildcats didn't reach the AP Top 25 following a 10-3 2018 season, last year was still a success with an 8-5 record ⁠— Stoops' second-best mark ever — and a Belk Bowl win...

College Football's Early Top 50 Players for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 days ago
The 2020 college football season is still months away, but the start of spring practice is inching closer for all 130 teams (some have already begun), so it’s never too early to look ahead at the upcoming year and rank some of the top players returning to the gridiron. As expected, quarterbacks top the rankings for 2020. Clemson's Trevor Lawrence and Ohio State's Justin Fields were...
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