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College Football's Impact Quarterback Transfers for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 5 days 53 min 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 Schedule 2019

By Athlon Sports, 6 days 23 min ago
Here's the Alabama football schedule with a full list of the Crimson Tide's 2019 opponents, game locations, with game times, TV channels coming as they're announced. Updated results with final scores will be added throughout the season.   Alabama Crimson Tide 2019 Schedule   Date: Opponent (Location) Saturday, Aug. 31: vs. Duke Blue Devils (Mercedes-...

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

By Athlon Sports, 1 week 4 days 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 week 4 days 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 week 4 days 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...

SEC Wild Card Players in 2019

By Nick Kayal, 1 week 6 days ago
In the SEC everyone is well aware of names such as Tua Tagovailoa and Jake Fromm. And once again, the conference is loaded with a who's who of notable talents. But more often than not, it's the unforeseen emergence of a handful of players that can throw a wrench into what we thought we knew and part of what makes college football so exciting and unpredictable.   Injuries,...

College Football Bowl Projections for 2019-20

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 53 min ago
College football's 2019 season is less than 50 days away, but it’s never too early to make projections and predictions on how the bowl games and playoff pairings may look by the time the CFB Playoff selection committee meets in December. Alabama and Clemson are once again the favorites to win it all this season, and Athlon Sports projects another meeting between these two teams in...

College Football 2019 Conference Power Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 53 min ago
The pecking order among college football conferences going into the 2019 season is fairly stable. As expected (and once again), the SEC ranks as college football’s No. 1 conference. Alabama is Athlon's pick to win the 2019 national championship, with Georgia checking in at No. 3 and Florida, LSU and Texas A&M projected to finish inside of the top 10. The Big Ten ranks second and is...

What if the SEC and Big Ten College Football Teams Had an All-Star Game in 2019?

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Major League Baseball’s 2019 All-Star Game is slated for Tuesday night, July 9 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. While the Midsummer Classic won’t satisfy the hunger for football at this point in the summer, the All-Star Game got the staff at Athlon Sports thinking about potential all-star matchups at the college football level.   The SEC ranks as college football's...

College Football's Top 50 Underrated Players for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 4 days ago
The start of the 2019 college football season is officially 50 days away. With the start of the upcoming season approaching on Aug. 24 and to mark 50 days until kickoff, Athlon Sports decided to pick 50 players we felt were underrated going into the upcoming season. Every college football team has players most would consider underrated. However, defining underrated players is...