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Ranking the SEC's Quarterbacks for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Uncertainty surrounded the SEC’s quarterbacks going into the 2016 season, but that won’t be the case for 2017. The league is deep at this position, headlined by Alabama’s Jalen Hurts, Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham and Arkansas’ Austin Allen. In addition to the top three, the SEC will have additional reinforcements with the development of South Carolina’s Jake...

Top 25 College Football Non-Conference Games of 2017

By Bryan Fischer, 2 weeks 5 days 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...

Predicting the SEC's Biggest Upsets in 2017

By Mark Ross, 2 weeks 6 days ago
The college football season is quickly approaching, which means optimism for everyone’s favorite team is high. But nothing deflates a team or a fan of a particular team quicker than an unexpected loss, particularly if it’s in a game that team was expected to win. Those unfortunate setbacks are also called upsets.   And it’s not just when a Group of 5 team gets the best...

SEC Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2017

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 13 hours 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 cliches used during the year.   In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2017, Athlon asked coaches in the SEC to talk...

Florida Football Game-by-Game Predictions for 2017

By Antwan Staley, 3 weeks 4 days ago
Last season, Florida played in the SEC Championship Game for the second year in a row. And once again, the Gators lost to Alabama in Atlanta, this time to the tune of a 54-16 beatdown. Florida was able to rebound with a convincing 30-3 victory over Iowa in the Outback Bowl to finish 9-4 in head coach Jim McElwain’s second season.   This season, the Gators are starting over on...

Top 15 SEC Non-Conference Games of 2017

By Rob McVey, 3 weeks 5 days ago
The SEC has once again upped the ante with this year's slate of non-conference games. In fact, the vast majority of college football's top matchups for weeks 1 and 2 will feature teams from the SEC.   The overwhelming theme for this year's SEC non-conference schedule will be the ongoing battle for conference supremacy it and the ACC. There are a total of nine high-profile...

College Football's Top 30 Coordinator Hires for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days 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 weeks 5 days 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...

Ranking the SEC Running Back Tandems for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 13 hours ago
The SEC should own the title as college football’s best conference for running backs in 2017. Georgia’s Nick Chubb, Alabama’s Bo Scarbrough, Auburn’s Kamryn Pettway and LSU’s Derrius Guice rank among the nation’s best at this position, and the league has a solid second tier emerging with Kentucky’s Benny Snell, Missouri’s Damarea Crockett, Texas A...

How the WakeyLeaks Incident Increased Rampant Paranoia Among College Football Coaches

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 1 day 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...