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College Football's Coaches on the Hot Seat for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 3 days ago
College football’s 2019 season features 27 new coaches, so the hot seat talk and carousel could be less active this fall than it was last November. However, as usual, plenty of coaches are feeling pressure for the 2019 season. USC's Clay Helton takes the top spot after a disappointing 5-7 mark in 2018, with New Mexico's Bob Davie, Rutgers' Chris Ash and UNLV's...

College Football's Top 25 Breakout Quarterbacks for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 days ago
College football returns plenty of stars at the quarterback position for 2019, but there's another wave of players ready to emerge with a breakout year. Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa, Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, Georgia's Jake Fromm, Texas' Sam Ehlinger and Oregon's Justin Herbert are just a few of the big names returning this fall, while Nebraska's Adrian Martinez and...

Why the LSU Tigers Will or Won't Make the College Football Playoff in 2019

By Ryan Wright, 3 weeks 4 days ago
The hard part for LSU head coach Ed Orgeron is over, and that is winning over the fan base in Baton Rouge. Orgeron racked up key regular-season wins over ranked teams in Auburn, Georgia, Mississippi State, and closed out the 10-3 (5-3 SEC) campaign with a 40-32 Fiesta Bowl win over UCF, ingratiating himself with the fans and boosters.   Even though big wins were had, so were some big...

Texas A&M Football: Why the Aggies Will or Won't Make the College Football Playoff in 2019

By Ryan Wright, 3 weeks 6 days ago
Optimism in College Station is once again high after first-year head coach Jimbo Fisher brought Texas A&M's offense into the upper echelon of college football's ranks with dramatic improvement also on defense during the 2018 season. The end result was a two-game improvement in the win column, ending the 2018 campaign 9-4 overall, 5-3 in the SEC. Now that Fisher and company have the...

College Football's Impact Quarterback Transfers for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 day ago
The transfer portal and player movement has been a popular topic throughout the offseason, but quarterback transfers have always been an interesting storyline prior to any college football season. That's certainly the case in 2019, as a number of high-profile players have changed teams for the upcoming year. Jalen Hurts is making the move from Alabama to Oklahoma, while Justin Fields...

Alabama Football: Crimson Tide's Coaching Turnover Reached its Peak this Offseason

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 1 week ago
Alabama hadn’t even landed back in Tuscaloosa when the staff exodus began.   Following a stunning 44–16 national championship game loss to Clemson, the worst defeat of the Nick Saban era at Alabama, a steady stream of assistant coaches opted for employment elsewhere, whether by choice or encouragement from Saban.   Significant staff turnover has become the norm at...

SEC Football: 10 Things to Watch in 2019

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 1 week ago
The SEC heads into the upcoming season with two playoff contenders (Alabama and Georgia) and three other teams (Florida, LSU and Texas A&M) projected by Athlon Sports to finish inside of the top 10 for 2019. In other words, the top of the league is heavy once again. And in an unusual twist, the offseason provided no coaching changes. But the coaching drama won't stop anytime soon in...

College Football's Top 35 Coordinator Hires for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
Whether it was head coaches, coordinators or position coaches, college football's coaching carousel was especially active this offseason. In addition to the 27 changes among head coaches, there were numerous and important hires for coordinators. Oklahoma's Alex Grinch takes the top spot as the No. 1 coordinator hire for 2019, followed by three offensive play-callers in Ole Miss' Rich...

Auburn Football: Gus Malzahn Enters Critical Year on The Plains

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 1 week ago
Is 2019 really the end of Gus Malzahn?   Only at Auburn can a head coach with two SEC West titles in six seasons and a national title appearance, one who's coming off 10- and eight-win seasons, be so embattled.   And yet...   "You can never discount the volatility of college football in the state of Alabama," SEC Network analyst and former Auburn offensive...
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