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When Does College Football Start in 2020?

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 day ago
College football’s 2020 season officially kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 29 with five overall matchups on tap for Week 0. With the matchup between Navy and Notre Dame moved from Ireland and to Labor Day weekend, Hawaii-Arizona and California-UNLV provide the most intrigue for Week 0. Week 1 also features plenty of interesting matchups as the 2020 FBS season gets into full swing with...

College Football Rankings: Top 25 for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The 2020 college football season is scheduled to officially begin on Saturday, Aug. 29, but it's never too early to start thinking about top 25 rankings and what might transpire this fall. Each FBS season brings plenty of surprises, disappointments and unexpected teams emerging in the national title picture. However, the list of favorites for this year starts with familiar contenders:...

SEC Football: Teams as "The Andy Griffith Show" Characters

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 2 weeks ago
For decades in the South, there have been two appointment television mainstays: SEC football and "The Andy Griffith Show." Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, football will be as big as ever once it returns, and "The Andy Griffith Show" is likely getting more views.   With a little more time on hands these days, I took a stab at combining both of these institutions. Here is...

SEC Football: Ranking the 25 Best Coaches in Conference History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Since its founding in 1932, the SEC has fielded some of the best teams in college football history and has been the home to plenty of head coaches who are members of the College Football Hall of Fame. As difficult as it may be to rank the 25 best in the conference's rich history, here's an attempt to do so. These rankings are based on a head coach's body of work in the SEC (when...

NFL Draft 2021 Top Quarterback Prospects

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 10 hours ago
The 2021 NFL Draft is slated to take place from April 29-May 1 in Cleveland, Ohio. While the 2020 college football season has yet to unfold, it's never too early to take a look at which quarterbacks could top the rankings or the wish list for teams next spring. The pool of top prospects at quarterback is headlined by Ohio State's Justin Fields and Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, as both...

College Football's Best Players Not Taken in the 2020 NFL Draft

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 6 days ago
With the 2020 NFL Draft officially in the books, it’s time to look back and see which of college football’s biggest stars went undrafted. Whether it was a concern about size, overall talent, an injury, how a player will transition from scheme or handle the jump to the NFL, a handful of stars from the previous college football season did not hear their name called over the three-...

SEC Football: Top 25 2021 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Rob McVey, 2 months 6 days ago
The 2020 NFL Draft is now officially in the books. And while this year's remote format made for an unconventional departure from past drafts, there was a very familiar theme — SEC dominance. For the 14th consecutive year, the SEC flexed its muscle with more players selected than any other conference in college football. The SEC boasted a total of 63 players selected by NFL teams over...

Lane Kiffin or Mike Leach: Which Coach Will Have a Better Debut in 2020?

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 weeks ago
The Magnolia State and the Egg Bowl rivalry between Mississippi State and Ole Miss hasn’t lacked for intrigue in recent years. However, the battle between the Rebels and Bulldogs got a little more intriguing this offseason. Ole Miss jettisoned Matt Luke after three years in favor of Lane Kiffin, while Mississippi State dismissed Joe Moorhead after two seasons for Mike Leach. These two...

Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s 2019-20 coaching carousel featured 24 changes, including moves at Florida State, Ole Miss, Washington State, Colorado and Arkansas. With the carousel completed and all 24 jobs filled, it's time to rank and grade the new hires and see how they fit with their new programs. Florida State's hire of Mike Norvell takes the top spot in Athlon's grades, but...

College Football's Early Top 50 Players for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 3 days ago
The 2020 college football season is still months away, but the start of spring practice is inching closer for all 130 teams (some have already begun), so it’s never too early to look ahead at the upcoming year and rank some of the top players returning to the gridiron. As expected, quarterbacks top the rankings for 2020. Clemson's Trevor Lawrence and Ohio State's Justin Fields were...