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Notre Dame Football: Ian Book is the 15th Best QB in College Football

By Athlon Sports, 3 days 19 hours ago
College football is deep with solid quarterbacks this upcoming season. One of those signal-callers is Notre Dame's Ian Book, who hopes to make the Fighting Irish a top 10 team in 2019.   In Athlon Sports' Top 130 Quarterback Rankings, the Notre Dame signal-caller is listed at No. 15.    Here's why: The decision by Brian Kelly and offensive coordinator Chip Long to...

College Football Top 25 Rankings for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 23 hours ago
The 2019 college football season officially begins on Saturday, Aug. 24, but it's never too early to start thinking about what might transpire this fall. Each FBS season brings plenty of surprises, disappointments and unexpected teams emerging in the national title picture. However, two teams - Clemson and Alabama - are a step ahead of the rest of the college football world and are poised...

College Football 2019 All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 5 days 21 hours ago
The 2019 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. The SEC leads the way on the 2019 Athlon Sports' All-America Team with 26 overall selections, followed by the Big Ten with 21. Alabama has the most overall players selected (nine), with Clemson coming in second with eight players picked. ...

College Football Starting Quarterback Rankings for 2019 (Top 130)

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days ago
With summer workouts underway and fall practice right aroud the corner for all 130 college football teams, it's never too early to evaluate how every program looks at quarterback for the 2019 season. The FBS level is loaded with talent at this position for the upcoming year, as Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa and Clemson's Trevor Lawrence are neck-and-neck for the No. 1 spot...

Notre Dame Football: 2019 Fighting Irish Season Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 1 day ago
For the first time since Lou Holtz stalked the sideline for the Irish more than two decades ago, Notre Dame has put together back-to-back double-digit-winning seasons. In fact, that's three of the last four years, which is approaching the rarified air breathed by Holtz from 1986-96.   So is Brian Kelly on the verge of competing for a CFB Playoff spot on a regular basis, or is a market...

Notre Dame Ranked No. 9 in Athlon's College Football Top 25

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 5 days ago
The college football season officially begins on Aug. 24, but it's never too early to start thinking about what might transpire this fall. Athlon Sports released its College Football Top 25 Rankings for 2019 today and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish came in at No. 9.   Here's why: The Fighting Irish have some key players to replace but also return enough talent to make another...

Ranking All 130 College Football Coaching Jobs for 2019

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 2 weeks 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, 1 month 3 weeks 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...

8 Notre Dame Players Who Could Be Selected in the 2020 NFL Draft

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 3 weeks ago
It's very obvious. The more successful a college football team is, the more players they will lose to the NFL draft. Once again, Alabama had the most players selected with 10 and was closely followed by Ohio State with nine. Oklahoma, who Alabama beat in the College Football Playoff semifinal, had eight players' names called.   So it stands to reason, that as Notre Dame becomes...

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

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks 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...