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Ole Miss Football: 2018 Rebels Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Matt Luke proved last year to be a capable head coach, coaxing six wins out of an Ole Miss team burdened by more than its share of off-the-field drama. Luke's job once again is to keep his team motivated without the carrot of a bowl game (barring a late reprieve from the NCAA). The offense, led by one of the nation's top groups of wide receivers, should score a bunch of points,...

Tennessee Football: 2018 Volunteers Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Tennessee won nine games as recently as 2016, but getting to six victories would be a step in the right direction for new coach Jeremy Pruitt. The first-year coach inherits a team with major question marks on both sides of the ball, along with one of the SEC's toughest schedules. The defense struggled to stop the run and gave up 34.8 points per game in SEC play. Pruitt's background and...

5 Players on the 2019 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot Who Should Be Inducted

By Gabe Salgado, 2 weeks 2 days ago
It's been said that the College Football Hall of Fame has equal or more meaning than the Pro Football Hall of Fame, especially since many college greats didn't exactly succeed in the pros. This week the National Football Foundation released a list of 76 players and six coaches from the FBS as well as 100 players and 32 coaches from the divisional ranks who are eligible to be...

Kentucky Football: 2018 Wildcats Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Kentucky was two plays away -- against Florida and Ole Miss -- from winning six SEC games in 2017. That's the good news. The bad news: The Wildcats were outgained by nearly 75 yards per game in league play and lost four of their final five games overall. Even worse news: UK enters the season without a QB on its roster who has taken a D-I snap. The hope in Lexington is that Terry Wilson, a...

SEC Football 2018 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 days ago
After winning its fifth title in nine seasons last year, Alabama is primed for another run at the national championship and SEC title in 2018. The Crimson Tide are the pick in 2018 SEC predictions to edge Auburn and win the West Division and knock off Georgia in the conference title game to claim the league championship. The Bulldogs are also primed for another run into the CFB Playoff. Coach...

Top 25 College Football Quarterback Matchups of 2018

By Bryan Fischer, 3 weeks 1 day ago
If you want to win big in college football, it's no secret that you're going to need some quality play out of the most important position on the field - quarterback. If there's any doubt about it, just look up recent Heisman Trophy winners and note how tilted the list is toward the position.   While the most recent class of college signal-callers was among the best to ever...

Which First-Year SEC Head Coach Will Have the Most Success in 2018?

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 1 day ago
The head coaching landscape has certainly changed in the SEC. Five schools - Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Texas A&M - hired new head coaches this offseason while a sixth (Ole Miss) removed the interim tag from Matt Luke's title.   While the addition of a national championship-winning head coach like Jimbo Fisher certainly raises the profile of the conference...

College Football's Top 50 Running Backs for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 1 day ago
With Bryce Love returning to Stanford, along with the continued emergence of Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor, Ohio State's J.K. Dobbins and Boston College's AJ Dillon, the running back position is stocked with talent for the 2018 college football season. Love ranks as Athlon's No. 1 running back for the upcoming year and should be among the leading candidates to win the Heisman...

Tua Tagovailoa: 10 Fast Facts To Know About the Alabama QB

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 2 days ago
Tua Tagovailoa quickly became a household name among college football fans after leading Alabama over Georgia in the national championship game in January. But unless they are big fans of the Tide or recruiting junkies, odds are they still don't know much about Tagovailoa other than he came off the bench after halftime to rally the Tide to an overtime victory on the sport's biggest stage...

Missouri Football: 2018 Tigers Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 2 days ago
It was a tale of two halves for Missouri last season, as a 1-5 train wreck of a start gave way to a six-game winning streak in which points came in bunches. Barry Odom will have a new offensive coordinator this fall, but the same quarterback who will have plenty of weapons to throw to and the possibility of an even more potent running game to complement him. The defense will be strong up the...
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