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Ranking All 130 College Football Coaching Jobs for 2019

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Debating the best job among all 130 college football teams or within any conference is always an ongoing discussion. The debate doesn’t start with a small sample size but should take into account more of a long-term (both past and future) in order to get a better snapshot of the program. Every college football program is unique and has its own set of challenges. But some programs are...

College Football's Top 12 Impact JUCO Transfer Quarterbacks for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 3 days ago
Finding or developing a quarterback is no easy task for any college football coach. This position is one of the hardest to evaluate in high school, and as evidenced by the recent wave of departures, quarterbacks often transfer early in their career in search of more playing time. While developing a quarterback through the high school ranks is the preferred option for coaches, the junior college...

5 Northwestern Wildcats 2020 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Gabe Salgado, 3 weeks 4 days ago
The Northwestern Wildcats football program has certainly grown and evolved under head coach Pat Fitzgerald. What used to be known as an academic institution has become a factory for NFL talent in recent seasons. Since 2010, 13 Northwestern football players have been selected in the draft with quarterback Clayton Thorson (5th round, 167th overall by Philadelphia) becoming the latest.  ...

Top 25 Big Ten 2020 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Kevin McGuire, 3 weeks 5 days ago
After one of the strongest years for defensive linemen in the NFL draft has been recorded in the books for 2019, the Big Ten could already be preparing for another strong year at the position next year. Some of the top draft prospects to watch from around the conference heading to the 2020 NFL Draft will be lining up at a defensive line position, and Ohio State could once again be the school...

College Football's Best Players Not Taken in the 2019 NFL Draft

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 6 days ago
With the 2019 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 concerns about size, overall talent, 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-day event...

Early 2020 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 6 days ago
The ink on the 2019 NFL Draft is barely dry but some of the attention has already shifted to next year's event. And while that partly may due to the anticipation of the draft taking place in Las Vegas, the players projected to headline the 2020 edition have a little something to do with this as well.   Defense may have dominated the 2019 draft, with seven of the top 10 picks coming...

Northwestern Football: 3 Takeaways from the Wildcats' Spring Practices

By Gabe Salgado, 1 month 1 week ago
The Northwestern Wildcats have concluded their 2019 spring practices. And for this season they opted to have an extended practice session in lieu of a spring game at Ryan Field. This also was the first spring practice session to be held at Ryan Fieldhouse, which opened last summer. And there is plenty of excitement and anticipation in the air as the Wildcats are coming off one of the most...

Northwestern Football: Wildcats' 2019 Schedule Analysis

By Gabe Salgado, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The 2018 college football season was arguably the most successful in the history of the Northwestern Wildcats football program. In 2019, the defending Big Ten West champions are looking for more. They hope to win the Big Ten Championship Game, they're aiming for a New Year's Six bowl, and perhaps a College Football Playoff bid. After last season, there is nowhere to go but up for Pat...

Ranking the Big Ten College Football Coaching Jobs

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Perhaps no league in college football is as top-heavy as the Big Ten. The conference is home to three of the elite programs in college football in Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State, but you can make a strong argument that middle and lower tiers of the league lag behind several of other Power 5 leagues.    Ranking the jobs for every FBS conference is no easy task. After all, the...

College Football Rankings: 2019 Pre-Spring Top 130 Teams

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
With signing day in the books, and rosters largely set for the 2019 season, spring practice is now the focus for all 130 college football teams. And with every program hitting the field for offseason workouts, it’s never too early to look at the year ahead and project where all 130 teams could rank when the official Athlon Sports magazine predictions are released later this summer....