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When Does College Football Start in 2021?

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 days ago
College football’s 2021 season officially kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 28 with a handful of matchups in Week 0. The schedule for that opening weekend could be tweaked, but Hawaii at UCLA and Nebraska at Illinois are the early highlights from the Week 0 games in 2021. The first full weekend of games for next season doesn’t lack for interesting matchups. Ohio State at Minnesota,...

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2021

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
Ranking the college football rosters for the 2021 season provides a unique window into the talent level for all teams and how that compares to win totals, conference championships, and success on a national level. 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'...

Where Did College Football Teams Find Their Starting Quarterbacks for 2021?

By Mark Ross, 2 weeks 2 days ago
If there's one word that can be used to describe the college football quarterback landscape, it's something that coaches and fans alike don't want to see from their signal-caller — turnover. Yet for the fourth straight season, more than half of the projected starting quarterbacks in the Power 5 conferences will be new compared to this time last year.   It should be...

South Carolina Football: 5 Priorities for New Coach Shane Beamer in 2021

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Taking over as a first-time head coach is never easy, but South Carolina's Shane Beamer is certainly ready for this challenge. As the son of legendary Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer, Shane has been around college football his entire life and had stints under Kirby Smart at Georgia and Lincoln Riley at Oklahoma to learn from some of the top coaches in the game right now. Also, he coached in...

SEC Football: Ranking the Rosters for 2021

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 2 weeks 3 days ago
The southeastern United States is home to a huge share of the nation's most talented high school football players, so it's no surprise the SEC consistently posts many of the best recruiting classes in college football. While marching towards the College Football Playoff national championship last season, Alabama reclaimed its spot as the No. 1 recruiting class in the country with a...

College Football's Top 20 Impact True Freshmen for 2021

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
College football’s 2021 National Signing Day is officially in the books. Alabama signed the best class in modern recruiting history, with Ohio State, Georgia, Clemson, Oregon, LSU, USC and Texas A&M rounding out the next tier of top hauls for '21. Every FBS program inked recruits to a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday or in the early period in December, which means...

National Signing Day 2021 Winners and Losers

By Ryan Wright, 3 weeks 2 days ago
Beyond bringing hope and enthusiasm to a college football program, recruiting rankings can be a fair gauge of what fans can expect on the field in terms of wins and losses in the coming seasons. Not all high-profile recruits pan out, and not all 3-star talents are accurately scouted, but somewhere in the middle there is a best guestimate of which college football programs will have success in...

Grading College Football's First-Year Coaching Hires for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days ago
The 2020 college football season featured 24 new coaches at FBS programs, and with the year completed, it's time to grade and rank the hires. UTSA's Jeff Traylor, Rutgers' Greg Schiano, Missouri's Eli Drinkwitz and Ole Miss' Lane Kiffin are just a couple of the coaches getting high marks from Athlon Sports for their coaching performance in 2020. Appalachian State's Shawn...

SEC Football: 12 Toughest Players to Replace in 2021

By Ryan Wright, 4 weeks 1 day ago
Another college football season wrapped up, another national championship in the bag for the SEC thanks to Alabama. The SEC produced eight first-team All-Americans on offense in 2020 with each ready to start earning NFL dollars. Behind the legacy left, each team also must now replace that player's production. Doing so might be easier for some teams that recruit at a high level year to year,...

SEC Football: What to Know About the 2021 Schedule

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 hour ago
The SEC's 2021 college football schedule was released on Wednesday, and even though one season just finished, it’s never too early to take a look at next fall. The SEC used a 10-game slate to navigate COVID-19 in 2020, but the conference will return to its original eight-game schedule in ’21. While the impact of COVID-19 is unknown for next fall, there’s optimism and hope...