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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...

10 Current NFL Players Who Could Make Great Coaches

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 1 week ago
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers was recently named head coach of St. Michael Catholic High School in Fairhope, Alabama. Rivers, who signed a one-year deal with the Colts after 16 seasons with the Chargers, will not begin his new role until his NFL career is over.   Given his lengthy NFL career that's included eight Pro Bowls, one would imagine that Rivers has a great deal...

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...

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...

Missouri Football: Tigers' 2020 Spring Preview

By Rob McVey, 3 months 4 weeks ago
The Missouri Tigers entered the 2019 season with lofty expectations despite a dark cloud hanging over the program in the form of NCAA sanctions and a possible bowl ban. Those expectations began to wane after an embarrassing loss at Wyoming in the season opener. However, hope was soon restored by a five-game win-streak that had the Tigers sitting pretty at 5-1. Unfortunately, injuries and an...