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Grading College Football's First-Year Coaching Hires for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
The 2019 college football season featured 27 new coaches at FBS programs, and with the year completed, it's time to grade and rank the hires. Ohio State's Ryan Day and Louisville's Scott Satterfield were considered two of the top hires last offseason and didn't disappoint in their first year at the helm. Day guided the Buckeyes to the CFB Playoff, while Satterfield led the...

Where Did College Football Teams Find Their Starting Quarterbacks for 2020?

By Mark Ross, 2 weeks 3 days ago
If there's one word that can be used to describe the college football quarterback landscape, it's something that coaches and fans alike don't want to see from their signal-caller — turnover. For the third straight season, nearly two-thirds of the projected starting quarterbacks in the Power 5 conferences (ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12, SEC) will be new compared to this time last...

College Football's Top 35 Early Projected Breakout Players for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
The definition of a breakout player in college football varies from each analyst or fanbase, but one thing is certain when looking ahead at the 2020 season and the players returning: regardless of the position, breakout players will have a huge role in shaping conference title races and the national championship and playoff picture. Joe Burrow's breakout year was a big reason...

College Football's NFL Draft Deadline Winners and Losers for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days ago
The NFL's early entry deadline for the 2020 draft officially passed on Friday, Jan. 17 and more than 100 players declared for the next level. As expected, projected first-round picks in Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons, Ohio State cornerback Jeff Okudah and end Chase Young and Georgia offensive lineman Andrew Thomas are headed for the next level. LSU was hit the hardest by departures, as...

Early Ranking of the 10 Best Games of Week 1 of the 2020 College Football Season

By Eric Sorenson, 3 weeks 6 days ago
Yes, yes, I know. It's too early to talk about college football again. I mean, if the reputation of the city of New Orleans lives up to its billing, the post-game party following LSU's national championship victory last Monday night is probably still going on. Tigers fans might let the good times roll till June after beating Clemson in the Superdome to wrap up their historic 15-0 season...

Big Ten Football: Best Games of 2019

By Kyle Kensing, 3 weeks 6 days ago
Big Ten football provided plenty of excitement in 2019, from the culmination of one of the greatest careers ever in Jonathan Taylor; to Ryan Day taking over at Ohio State; and the stunning emergence of Minnesota.   This past campaign was special for the historic conference in a number of ways. The Big Ten also delivered on some of the most exciting games of the season.   10 Best...

Big Ten Football: Observations from Bowl Season

By Gabe Salgado, 1 month 2 days ago
The Big Ten conference sent nine teams to college football's postseason, including the College Football Playoff, for the second straight season. Unfortunately, the results weren't the most desirable, as the conference posted a losing bowl game record for the first time since the 2016 campaign.   The Big Ten went 4-5 this postseason, showing the nation a mixture of what the...

Way-Too-Early Top 25 College Football Rankings for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 days ago
It’s never too early to think about next season, so with college football’s 2019 season complete after LSU defeated Clemson in the national championship, Athlon Sports is here with its way-too-early top 25 preseason rankings for 2020. Clemson takes the top spot in the very early top 25, followed by Ohio State at No. 2. Alabama checks in at No. 3 as a slight favorite over LSU (No. 4)...

D'Eriq King: 5 Potential Transfer Destinations for the Former Houston QB

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 days ago
Houston quarterback D’Eriq King has decided to transfer for his senior season, becoming a sought-after signal-caller for the 2020 college football season. King passed for 50 touchdowns and 4,925 yards in four years with the Cougars and added 1,421 yards and 28 scores on the ground. After playing in four games under first-year coach Dana Holgorsen in 2019, King decided to redshirt and later...

Early Big Ten Football Predictions for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 days ago
The Big Ten should have plenty of competitive races in both divisions in 2020, but it's no surprise Ohio State is the team projected as the very early favorite next fall. The Buckeyes are primed for another playoff run thanks to the return of quarterback Justin Fields and one of college football's top rosters. Penn State should be Ohio State's top competition in the East, with...