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ACC Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2019

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 4 days ago
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams bulletin board material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used during the year.   In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2019, Athlon asked coaches in the ACC to talk anonymously...

When Does College Football Start in 2019?

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 21 hours 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...

North Carolina Football: Game-by-Game Predictions for 2019

By Jon Kinne, 3 weeks 1 day ago
It's been eight months since Mack Brown was hired as North Carolina's head coach for a second time. During that time, a debate has continued as to whether he was the right choice to lead the program. Soon we will begin to find out.   Brown's return has generated plenty of excitement, though UNC supporters know this will not be a quick fix. The talent level will not be changed...

Examining the Over/Under 2019 Win Totals for the ACC

By Matt Josephs, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Clemson has the talent to win the ACC Atlantic once again in 2019 although Syracuse is getting a lot of publicity and attention as a team who could dethrone the Tigers if things break right. Meanwhile, the ACC Coastal is wide open once again with as many as four teams considered contenders for the top spot.   FanDuel Sportsbook in New Jersey has posted all of the win totals, but for the...

College Football's Top 25 Quarterback Battles for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 3 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,...

College Football's Coaches on the Hot Seat for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 40 min 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, 1 month 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...

Ranking the ACC's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2019

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 6 days ago
One theme of this offseason is how Clemson has an easy path to the College Football Playoff because the ACC will be weak in 2019. While no one knows for sure what will happen from September through December, there will be no mystery about the league's strength once the season is complete. Every league member will play at least one Power 5 opponent in non-conference action and 12 of the ACC...

College Football's Impact Quarterback Transfers for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week 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...