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College Football's Top 10 Players Returning From Injury for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 4 years 1 week ago
Injuries are a big part of any college football season. Just ask the coaching staffs at Maryland, Missouri or USC.The Terrapins lost four quarterbacks to season-ending injuries last year, while the Tigers played 2012 without the services of standout running back Henry Josey. USC lost defensive end Devon Kennard in the preseason, which played a role in the Trojans’ defense finishing seventh...

Will Muschamp Takes a Shot at Ohio State

By Steven Lassan, 4 years 1 week ago
Remember the stories about Ohio State turning in Florida for recruiting violations?Well, Gators’ coach Will Muschamp had a few words for the Buckeyes (who were banned from a bowl game in 2012 due to NCAA violations) during his media day session on Tuesday.  Muschamp: “We appreciate our friends from Ohio making sure we follow NCAA rules. They certainly know something about...

College Football: The SEC's Best Traditions

By Braden Gall, 4 years 2 weeks ago
There are many reasons a sports fan can come to the realization that the college game is a better product than the professional version. Some of that has to do with charming, sleepy college towns and the scenic tailgating. The college game has bigger stadiums filled with more dedicated fans, historic bands and student sections. The offenses are more innovative and the rivalries are drenched in...

Unit Rankings: 2013 SEC Offensive Lines

By Steven Lassan, 4 years 3 weeks ago
Most of college football’s preseason hype surrounds high-profile quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers. But arguably the most important position – the offensive line – usually doesn’t garner much attention. However, the play of the offensive line could be the difference between contending for a conference championship or fighting just to get bowl eligible.The SEC...

Superquarterbacks, freshmen, defenders change Heisman Trophy voting

By David Fox, 4 years 1 month ago
If Heisman voters were as open minded as Hugh Green’s peers in 1980, the fraternity of the award for the most outstanding college football player would be much different.During a tour organized to promote the 1980 football season, the Pittsburgh defensive end, along with five other top players that year, made a handful of stops across the country to meet with reporters.The tour led to...

Unit Rankings: 2013 SEC Wide Receivers

By Steven Lassan, 4 years 1 month ago
The SEC is very top-heavy when it comes to receivers in 2013. Leading the way is a cast of potential All-Americans, including Alabama’s Amari Cooper, Vanderbilt’s Jordan Matthews, Ole Miss’ Donte Moncrief and Texas A&M’s Mike Evans. But Georgia’s Malcolm Mitchell and LSU’s Odell Beckham Jr. aren’t far behind. Just like the individual players, the SEC is relatively top-heavy when it comes...

SEC Football 2013 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 4 years 1 month ago
The 2013 college football season is just around the corner, and Athlon continues its countdown to kickoff with a look at our first, second, third and fourth All-SEC teams for this season. Related Content: SEC Predictions for 2013 First-Team Offense QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M RB Todd Gurley, Georgia RB T.J. Yeldon, Alabama WR Amari Cooper, Alabama WR Jordan Matthews...

College Football's Top 50 Offensive Linemen of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 4 years 1 month ago
Greatness is defined in so many different ways. Statistical production, individual awards, team success, longevity, supporting cast, level of competition, raw talent and athletic ability all factor heavily in determining overall greatness. Sometimes, you simply know greatness when you see it. So all factors were considered when trying to determine who the greatest offensive linemen of the...

Ranking the SEC's College Football Stadiums

By Braden Gall, 4 years 1 month ago
Fall Saturdays are special. Especially, in the South.Small towns, huge crowds, tailgating, bands, cheerleaders and student sections are just a few of the reasons college football is the best sport on the planet. When campuses jump to life across the nation each weekend in the fall, college stadiums become a staging ground for history.There are a variety of ways to evaluate the greatness of a...

5 Reasons Tim Tebow's NFL Career is Over

By Braden Gall, 4 years 1 month ago
The Tim Tebow saga may be coming to a slow, painful end. Reports surfaced recently that some in Tebow’s camp are admitting that the former Gators, Broncos and Jets “quarterback” is coming to grips with the reality that his career may be coming to an end. Nothing is official and there has been no retirement letter filed with the NFL, so he may still be holding out hope. But after two...