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College Football's Top 20 Impact True Freshmen for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 days ago
College football’s 2019 National Signing Day is officially in the books. Every FBS program inked recruits to a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday or in the early period in December, which means coaching staffs should have a good snapshot of how their program looks for the upcoming season. And if teams didn't fill their needs on the recruiting trail, a trip to the transfer...

Where Did College Football Teams Find Their Starting Quarterbacks for 2019?

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 3 days ago
If one word could be used to describe the college football quarterback landscape it would be — change. The annual quarterback churn is in full effect as the combination of graduations, early departures by underclassmen, and a rash of transfers means that for the second straight season nearly two thirds of the projected starting quarterbacks in the Power 5 conferences (ACC, Big 12, Big Ten...

College Football's Top 20 Teams on the Rise for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 days ago
College football’s 2019 season won't get underway until late August, but it's never too early to look ahead and predict which teams are poised for a significant leap in the rankings or win column next year. The 2019 version of college football's teams on the rise features Texas, Utah, Oregon, Iowa State, and Texas A&M from the Power 5 ranks, along with Louisiana,...

Way-Too-Early Top 25 College Football Rankings for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 4 days ago
It’s never too early to think about next season, so with college football’s 2018 season officially in the books after Clemson's 44-16 win over Alabama, Athlon Sports is here with its way-too-early top 25 rankings for 2019. Alabama and Clemson have played four consecutive times in the CFB Playoff, and there's a good chance it happens again next season. The Tigers and Crimson...

Grading College Football's First-Year Coaching Hires for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
The 2018 college football season featured 21 new coaches at FBS programs, and with the year completed, it's time to grade and rank the hires. The 21 coaching changes were down slightly from the 2017 season, as 23 different programs had a change in the full-time role. It’s no secret coaching changes can have an instant impact on a program, but some hires need a couple of years to...

Michigan Football: 3 Reasons for Optimism About the Wolverines in 2019

By Mike Bainbridge, 3 weeks 4 days ago
While most of the optimism for Michigan fans this time of year surrounds their surging basketball team, that glimmer of hope is starting to shine brighter in regards to the football team with some of the news and happenings already this offseason.   Starting quarterback Shea Patterson will return for his senior season. The Wolverines signed 25 incoming prospects to during the early...

Early Look at the Top 25 College Football Games of 2019

By Kevin McGuire, 3 weeks 4 days ago
The memories of the 2018 college football season are still fresh for many, but it is never too early to begin looking forward to the '19 campaign. With a number of good matchups to look forward to next fall, how could you not start looking over the schedules and picking out the games you are most looking forward to seeing play out?   It will not be shocking to see defending...

When Does College Football Start in 2019?

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days ago
College football’s 2019 season officially kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 24, with Arizona meeting Hawaii in a Week 0 matchup. The full Week 1 college football schedule of matchups is slated to begin on Thursday, Aug. 29. The opening Thursday of action features Utah at BYU, along with defending champion Clemson taking on Georgia Tech. The opening week of games continues on Friday with...

10 Toughest Players to Replace in the Big Ten in 2019

By Kevin McGuire, 3 weeks 5 days ago
With a record number of underclassmen declaring early for the NFL draft this spring piled on top of the seniors graduating and a number of transfers, the 2019 season could see plenty of position battles brewing this spring. Big shoes need to be filled across the Big Ten and other conferences, some more difficult to replace than others.   Here are the 10 (or more) players that will be the...

10 Big Ten Players Who Will Replace NFL Draft Early Entrants in 2019

By Kevin McGuire, 1 month 1 day ago
The Big Ten may not be the conference leading the way in the NFL draft these days, but there will be plenty of underclassmen from Big Ten programs making some waves come late April. From a potential top quarterback prospect to a handful of top defensive linemen, the Big Ten could be well-represented in the draft this season just with underclassmen alone.   But once those players have left...