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South Carolina's Hire of Will Muschamp Leaves Plenty to Be Desired

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 months ago
South Carolina’s lengthy coaching search to replace Steve Spurrier ended on Sunday with the announcement of Will Muschamp as the program’s next head coach. Muschamp went 28-21 at Florida from 2011-14 and heads to Columbia after a one-year stint as Auburn’s defensive coordinator in 2015. Despite having nearly two months to nail this hire, the Gamecocks were unable to land...

Ranking College Football Conferences After November

By John La Fleur, 1 year 3 months ago
Conference champions have been decided, the College Football Playoff is set and the 2015 bowl season will kick off with five games on Dec. 19. So with the exception of Saturday's Army vs. Navy matchup, the regular season is over. So let's see how the 10 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) conferences fared in 2015 shall we? To do this, I came up with my formula to rank the ...

Ranking All 41 College Football Bowls for 2015: From Must-See to Must-Miss

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 months ago
College football’s 2015 regular season is over and all 41 bowl and playoff matchups are set. The bowl season kicks off in Orlando with the inaugural Cure Bowl on Dec. 19 and concludes with the national championship in Glendale, Ariz. on Jan. 11. College football's postseason is bigger than ever with 41 overall games, including the national championship. Due a lack of...

College Football Week 14 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 months ago
Week 14 of the college football season is in the books. The weekend slate provided plenty of highlights, big plays, standout performances and surprises.  With another weekend of action in the books, it’s time to hand out the hardware to honor the best of the best from Week 14. Here’s a look at Athlon Sports’ picks for the offensive, defensive,...

20 Must-See Moments from College Football's Week 14 Games

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 months ago
Week 14 of the college football season is officially in the books. With the playoff and bowl picture coming into focus, there were no shortage of critical games or must-see matchups on Saturday. And the weekend slate produced its share of crazy moments, wild finishes and big plays.   Miss anything from Week 14? Here are 20 must-see plays, moments or post-game...

When Conference Championship Games Cause Chaos

By Aaron Tallent, 1 year 3 months ago
ESPN’s SEC Storied documentary, “The Play That Changed College Football” tells the story of the first college football conference championship game, pitting undefeated Alabama against 8-3 Florida in 1992. Sorry if I spoil anything here (but it has been 23 years), but the play was an Antonio Langham interception for a touchdown that secured the win for the Crimson Tide and their...

Ranking the Watchability of College Football's 2015 Conference Championship Games

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 months ago
Conference championship games are a key part of every college football season. It’s the last chance for Heisman candidates to make an impression, there’s playoff implications among the Power 5 leagues, and these games also play a role in determining how the top 10-15 rank on Sunday for New Year’s Six bowl matchups. Eight conference championship matchups are slated for Week...

South Carolina's Coaching Search Continues: Who Are the Top Remaining Candidates?

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 months ago
South Carolina’s coaching search is ongoing, as the program looks for its replacement after Steve Spurrier retired in early October. Shawn Elliott worked as the team’s interim coach through the rest of the season, but the Gamecocks went 1-5 under his watch. Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart and Houston coach Tom Herman were believed to be targets for South Carolina....

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 14

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 months ago
Week 14 is the final weekend of college football's 2015 regular season. Bowl season is just around the corner, but several big matchups with playoff implications are slated for Saturday. Week 14 starts on Friday night in Detroit, as Bowling Green meets Northern Illinois in the MAC Championship. The Huskies knocked off the Falcons in this game last season, but coach Rod Carey’...

10 Head Coaching Moves College Football Programs Would Like to Forget

By Aaron Tallent, 1 year 3 months ago
There are numerous college football head coaching vacancies this season that are likely keeping their respective athletic directors up at night. Some, like Virginia Tech’s Whit Babcock, have already filled their head coaching spot (Justin Fuente) and others, like LSU’s Joe Alleva, have chosen to stay with their guy (Les Miles). A good head coaching hire can revitalize a program...