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

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 hour 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-...

Oregon Football: Ducks' 2020 Schedule Analysis

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 4 days ago
The 2019 season marked a return to form for Oregon football, albeit under a new look. The Ducks shook up college football in the 2000s and early 2010s with a hyper-charged offensive style, yielding three Pac-10/12 championships from 2009 through 2014 and two national title game appearances. But after requiring a reboot, Mario Cristobal successfully introduced an undeniably Alabama-influenced...

Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 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...

Oregon Football: 5 Newcomers to Watch for the Ducks

By Kyle Kensing, 2 months 3 weeks ago
The Oregon Ducks' return to the top of the Pac-12 and a run through the Rose Bowl is meant to only be a beginning, according to young Ducks like Kayvon Thibodeaux and CJ Verdell.   With an outstanding group of seniors on their way out of Eugene, however, some new contributors will have to step up in 2020 to keep the positive momentum rolling. Fortunately for the Ducks, head coach...

Oregon Football: Ducks' 2020 Spring Preview

By Kyle Kensing, 2 months 3 weeks ago
After a memorable run to the program's first Pac-12 championship in five years, Oregon Ducks CJ Verdell and Kayvon Thibodeaux promised much more success to come. Well, that future is here now with the opening of spring practice for the reigning league and Rose Bowl champions.   Oregon heads into its third season under head coach Mario Cristobal after losing the veteran corps...

College Football's Early Top 50 Players for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks 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...

When Does College Football Start in 2020?

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
College football’s 2020 season officially kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 29 with six overall matchups on tap for Week 0. The showdown in Ireland between Navy and Notre Dame ranks as the top matchup for Week 0, but Hawaii-Arizona and California-UNLV also provide intrigue. Week 1 also features plenty of interesting matchups as the 2020 FBS season gets into full swing with games starting on...

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
Recruiting is the foundation for winning national championships, competing for CFB Playoff berths or performing at a high level in college football. While recruiting rankings aren’t 100 percent accurate, there is plenty of truth in the rankings and evaluations by the experts. Additionally, with advances in technology to watch more prospects, along with more offseason camps, the rankings...

College Football's Top 20 Teams on the Rise for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
College football’s 2020 season won't get underway until late August, but it's never too early to look ahead and predict which teams are on the rise and are poised for a significant leap in the rankings or win column next year. The 2020 version of college football's teams on the rise features North Carolina, Arizona State, Tennessee, Oklahoma State, and Louisville from the Power...

Pac-12 Football: Ranking the Rosters for 2020

By Kyle Kensing, 3 months 1 week ago
The 2019 Pac-12 season culminated with a power shift back to Oregon after a brief period dipping from the apex. The Ducks' conference title and Rose Bowl Game win may be the start of sustained success, as recruiting rankings tab Oregon as the most talented roster in the conference.   Of course, basing championships exclusively on recruiting rankings would have yielded much better...