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Ranking All 130 College Football Coaching Jobs for 2019

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Debating the best job among all 130 college football teams or within any conference is always an ongoing discussion. The debate doesn’t start with a small sample size but should take into account more of a long-term (both past and future) in order to get a better snapshot of the program. Every college football program is unique and has its own set of challenges. But some programs are...

College Football's Top 12 Impact JUCO Transfer Quarterbacks for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Finding or developing a quarterback is no easy task for any college football coach. This position is one of the hardest to evaluate in high school, and as evidenced by the recent wave of departures, quarterbacks often transfer early in their career in search of more playing time. While developing a quarterback through the high school ranks is the preferred option for coaches, the junior college...

College Football's Best Players Not Taken in the 2019 NFL Draft

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 days ago
With the 2019 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 concerns about size, overall talent, 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-day event...

Early 2020 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 4 days ago
The ink on the 2019 NFL Draft is barely dry but some of the attention has already shifted to next year's event. And while that partly may due to the anticipation of the draft taking place in Las Vegas, the players projected to headline the 2020 edition have a little something to do with this as well.   Defense may have dominated the 2019 draft, with seven of the top 10 picks coming...

Ranking the Pac-12 College Football Coaching Jobs

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The Pac-12 is going through a bit of a rough stretch — only two league teams have made the College Football Playoff — but this is still a good league with a lot of quality jobs. USC, despite its recent struggles, remains the clear-cut No. 1 job in the conference, but there are several other schools that should be able to produce national championship-worthy teams. Bottom line: The...

College Football Rankings: 2019 Pre-Spring Top 130 Teams

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
With signing day in the books, and rosters largely set for the 2019 season, spring practice is now the focus for all 130 college football teams. And with every program hitting the field for offseason workouts, it’s never too early to look at the year ahead and project where all 130 teams could rank when the official Athlon Sports magazine predictions are released later this summer....

Cal Football: Golden Bears' 2019 Spring Preview

By Josh Webb, 2 months 4 weeks ago
The California Golden Bears are coming off a season where even though the record says 7-6, the effort was closer to 10-3. Four of their losses were by seven points or fewer, including a 10-7 overtime loss in the Cheez-It Bowl to TCU. It’s easy to see why Cal offered head coach Justin Wilcox a contract extension prior to the bowl game.   Among the highlights from the 2018 campaign...

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 4 days ago
Recruiting is the foundation for winning national championships, competing for CFB Playoff berths or performing at a high level in college football. While recruiting rankings aren’t 100 percent accurate, there is plenty of truth in the rankings and evaluations by the experts. Additionally, with advances in technology to watch more prospects, along with more offseason camps, the rankings...

College Football's Top 10 Impact True Freshmen Quarterbacks for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 5 days ago
With National Signing Day in the books, the focus for the 2019 college football season shifts to spring practices, quarterback battles, and upcoming offseason workouts. While most freshmen won’t arrive until the summer, a handful of incoming recruits already hit campus prior to spring ball. The quarterback position is a major focal point of interest throughout the offseason for...

Ranking the Pac-12's Football Rosters for 2019

By Kyle Kensing, 3 months 1 week ago
The 2017 and '18 seasons were not particularly kind to Pac-12 football. The conference endured a historically woeful postseason to cap the 2017 campaign, then faced a variety of off-field concerns amid a turbulent '18 regular season.   Pac-12 football isn't lacking for talent. The conference sent the third-most invitees to the NFL Scouting Combine among the Power 5 conferences...