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College Football's Top 30 Breakout Running Backs for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Running back is a deep position for returning standouts in college football, as Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor, Clemson's Travis Etienne, Boston College's AJ Dillon and Arizona State's Eno Benjamin all return to campus for 2019. While plenty of stars are in place at running back this fall, there's another wave of players ready to emerge with a breakout year. Alabama's...

When Does College Football Start in 2019?

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 6 days ago
The days are counting down. College football’s 2019 season officially kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 24 with two Week 0 matchups. Miami and Florida meet in Orlando, with Arizona and Hawaii set for a high-scoring affair in Honolulu later that night. The full Week 1 college football schedule of matchups is slated to begin on Thursday, Aug. 29. The opening Thursday of action features...

Big 12 Football: Predicting the Biggest Upsets in 2019

By Allen Kenney, 3 weeks 1 day ago
In a season in which four of the conference's 10 teams have new head coaches, the Big 12 could see an atypical number of upsets in 2019. Teams such as Kansas, West Virginia and Kansas State need to be especially careful as their players learn new schemes and adapt to the ways their coaches prefer doing business.   Of course, fans of those programs may be a little more understanding...

College Football's Top 25 Quarterback Battles for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
College football's countdown to kickoff for the 2019 season has officially reached 25 days on July 30. With the milestone of 25 days to go until the first game of the season, Athlon Sports is marking this occasion with a look at the top 25 quarterback battles for the upcoming year. While some battles were settled in the spring and summer, plenty of high-profile competitions remain. Auburn,...

Big 12 Football Breakout Players for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 3 days ago
The Big 12 lost some of its top players from last season after Oklahoma's Kyler Murray and Iowa State's David Montgomery and Hakeem Butler left for the NFL, while West Virginia's Will Grier and David Sills finished their eligibility in Morgantown. However, the Big 12 has plenty of new faces set to emerge as breakout players in 2019. Selecting which players will have a breakout season...

College Football's Coaches on the Hot Seat for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 9 hours ago
College football’s 2019 season features 27 new coaches, so the hot seat talk and carousel could be less active this fall than it was last November. However, as usual, plenty of coaches are feeling pressure for the 2019 season. USC's Clay Helton takes the top spot after a disappointing 5-7 mark in 2018, with New Mexico's Bob Davie, Rutgers' Chris Ash and UNLV's...

College Football's Top 25 Breakout Quarterbacks for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 1 day ago
College football returns plenty of stars at the quarterback position for 2019, but there's another wave of players ready to emerge with a breakout year. Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa, Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, Georgia's Jake Fromm, Texas' Sam Ehlinger and Oregon's Justin Herbert are just a few of the big names returning this fall, while Nebraska's Adrian Martinez and...

Examining the Over/Under 2019 Win Totals for the Big 12

By Matt Josephs, 1 month 4 days ago
The Big 12 this year once again should be Oklahoma's playground with Texas nipping at their heels. The big question will be if any teams in the middle of the pack can also take the next step and be a threat. There are some intriguing options in Oklahoma State, Iowa State and potentially Baylor. West Virginia and Kansas State could take steps back considering what they lost this offseason....

College Football's Impact Quarterback Transfers for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 5 days ago
The transfer portal and player movement has been a popular topic throughout the offseason, but quarterback transfers have always been an interesting storyline prior to any college football season. That's certainly the case in 2019, as a number of high-profile players have changed teams for the upcoming year. Jalen Hurts is making the move from Alabama to Oklahoma, while Justin Fields...