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SEC Football: Ranking the 25 Best Coaches in Conference History

By Aaron Tallent, 2 weeks 2 hours ago
Since its founding in 1932, the SEC has fielded some of the best teams in college football history and has been the home to plenty of head coaches who are members of the College Football Hall of Fame. As difficult as it may be to rank the 25 best in the conference's rich history, here's an attempt to do so. These rankings are based on a head coach's body of work in the SEC (when...

This Day in Sports History: May 11

By Aaron Tallent, 2 weeks 2 days ago
The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.   With that in mind, May 11 is a day in which "Dr. J" made his...

NFL Draft 2021 Top Quarterback Prospects

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 1 day ago
The 2021 NFL Draft is slated to take place from April 29-May 1 in Cleveland, Ohio. While the 2020 college football season has yet to unfold, it's never too early to take a look at which quarterbacks could top the rankings or the wish list for teams next spring. The pool of top prospects at quarterback is headlined by Ohio State's Justin Fields and Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, as both...

10 College Football Players Who Would Have Made a Lot of Money from Their Likeness

By Aaron Tallent, 3 weeks 5 days ago
Earlier this week, the NCAA Board of Governors publicly stated that it supports a proposed plan that would allow college athletes to make money for the use of their name, image, and likeness. Pushed by California passing the Fair Pay to Play Act and states like Florida following suit, the NCAA may never be the same as student-athletes will finally get a fairer cut of the massive profits...

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

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 22 hours 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-...

SEC Football: Top 25 2021 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Rob McVey, 4 weeks 1 day ago
The 2020 NFL Draft is now officially in the books. And while this year's remote format made for an unconventional departure from past drafts, there was a very familiar theme — SEC dominance. For the 14th consecutive year, the SEC flexed its muscle with more players selected than any other conference in college football. The SEC boasted a total of 63 players selected by NFL teams over...

Auburn Football: Tigers' 2020 Football Schedule Analysis

By Ryan Wright, 1 month 6 days ago
Life for an Auburn fan living in the state of Alabama is never easy as comparisons rule the day. The Tigers have posted one national championship over the last decade while big brother in Tuscaloosa has cleared space in the trophy case for six. This inadequacy in comparison falls into the lap of head coach Gus Malzahn. Further detailing the differences, during this same stint Auburn has taken...

Auburn Football Schedule 2020

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Here's the Auburn football schedule with a full list of the Tigers' 2020 opponents, game locations, with game times, TV channels coming as they're announced. Updated results with final scores will be added throughout the season.   Auburn Tigers 2020 Schedule   Date: Opponent (Location) Sept. 5: vs. Alcorn State Braves (Auburn, Ala.) Sept. 12: vs. North Carolina Tar...

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...

Auburn Football: 5 Newcomers to Watch for the Tigers

By Ryan Wright, 2 months 3 weeks 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...