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College Football's Top 50 Offensive Lines for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
The offensive line is often the most overlooked position for any college football team. While the linemen in the trenches don’t get enough credit, they are often the most important piece to a successful offense. Flashy skill talent and quarterbacks take home all of the accolades and headlines, but neither position can thrive without a solid offensive line.   Which teams...

Mountain West Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2017

By Athlon Sports, 3 months 1 week ago
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused clich├ęs used during the year.   In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2017, Athlon asked coaches in the Mountain West to talk anonymously...

College Football's Top 50 Wide Receiver Groups for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
The 2017 season features a significant amount of turnover at wide receiver, opening the door for new stars and breakout players to emerge this fall. However, despite some big names moving onto the NFL, there is a clear No. 1 receiver group returning this season. Oklahoma State is loaded with talent, including first-team All-American James Washington, LSU transfer Tyron Johnson and senior Marcell...

College Football's Top 50 Running Back Units for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
While every college football team would prefer to have an established, superstar No. 1 running back, using a committee of options is the preferred approach to save wear and tear on the starter. Some teams prefer to split the carry workload close to a 50-50 split or use certain players in situational roles. Regardless of the usage, more teams are looking to a committee of players to...

Top 25 College Football Non-Conference Games of 2017

By Bryan Fischer, 3 months 2 weeks ago
The College Football Playoff Selection Committee has talked about strength of schedule playing an important role in their final rankings and teams are really paying attention on that front judging by the burgeoning number of terrific non-conference matchups. Last season brought us one of the greatest slates ever across the country and 2017 isn’t much different with numerous blockbuster...

College Football's Top 30 Coordinator Hires for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s coordinator carousel featured a handful of big names on the move for the 2017 season. Ohio State hired former Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson to coordinate the offense, while Todd Orlando followed Tom Herman from Houston to Texas to take over the defensive signals in Austin. LSU hopes Matt Canada can jumpstart its offense, and Oregon hired Jim Leavitt from Colorado to...

Why Does "The Fade" Have a Prominent Place in College Football?

By Athlon Sports, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Every fan has experienced it. Your team has the ball in scoring position. It’s a big moment. And before you can say, “Run the dang ball!” your quarterback is cocking back to lob the football toward the back corner of the end zone. It lands two yards out of bounds, safely out of reach of the nearest offensive and defensive players. You fill with rage. You scream obscenities at...

Examining the Over/Under 2017 Win Totals for the Mountain West

By Matt Josephs, 3 months 3 weeks ago
As we continue our conference-by-conference previews of college football win totals, our focus shifts to the Mountain West. Boise State is going to be fantastic once again, but there are some other contenders with Colorado State, Wyoming and San Diego State also in the mix. As I have done with the other conferences, I will look at each team and see if there's any value to the posted total...

How the WakeyLeaks Incident Increased Rampant Paranoia Among College Football Coaches

By Athlon Sports, 3 months 4 weeks ago
Congratulations, WakeyLeaks. Wake Forest’s game-plan breach from a highly unlikely source — radio analyst and former assistant coach Tommy Elrod — managed to make already-paranoid college football coaches even more paranoid.   That is no small achievement.   “You don’t have nearly enough time [to talk] about why college football coaches are so paranoid...

Ranking the Toughest Games on Boise State's College Football Schedule in 2017

By J.P. Scott, 4 months 19 hours ago
The Boise State Broncos head into the 2017 college football season in a familiar place: favorites by most to play for the Mountain West title. The Broncos return a young, but talented team led by Brett Rypien, one of the better quarterbacks in the nation. This season, however, head coach Bryan Harsin's club faces a solid slate of opponents who will push the Broncos to their limits —...