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2019 Pac-12 Quarterback Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
High-scoring offenses and standout quarterback play are usually an annual staple for the Pac-12. That’s again the case in 2019, as the conference returns an All-America candidate in Oregon’s Justin Herbert, followed by Stanford’s K.J. Costello and two dual-threat quarterbacks in Utah’s Tyler Huntley and Arizona’s Khalil Tate. The development of USC’s JT...

Ranking All 130 College Football Coaching Jobs for 2019

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

Top 25 Pac-12 2020 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Kyle Kensing, 3 weeks 4 days ago
A year ago at this time, the Pac-12 was looking at possibly producing the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft for the second time in three years. Two years removed from Cal product Jared Goff going first to the Los Angeles Rams, and changing the complexion of the NFC as a result, Oregon's Justin Herbert was a trendy choice atop early 2019 draft boards.   Flip the calendar, and Herbert...

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

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 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 5 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...

Stanford Football: Cardinal's 2019 Schedule Analysis

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 6 days ago
Through injuries, a shocking downturn in rushing production, and defensive play that wasn't always up to Stanford standards, the 2018 Cardinal still managed a 9-4 finish. That's been pretty close to the floor for Stanford teams in the David Shaw era, with three Pac-12 championships and four divisional titles setting the bar. Of those North division crowns, three came in odd number years...

Ranking the Pac-12 College Football Coaching Jobs

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The Pac-12 is going through a bit of a rough stretch — only two league teams have made the College Football Playoff — but this is still a good league with a lot of quality jobs. USC, despite its recent struggles, remains the clear-cut No. 1 job in the conference, but there are several other schools that should be able to produce national championship-worthy teams. Bottom line: The...

College Football Rankings: 2019 Pre-Spring Top 130 Teams

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 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....

Stanford Football: Cardinal's 2019 Spring Preview

By Kyle Kensing, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The San Francisco Giants flourished earlier this decade with some Even-Year Magic, winning the World Series in 2010, '12 and '14. Elsewhere in the Bay Area, Stanford football's represented the Pac-12 North in the conference championship game (and won the league) in the past three odd years running.   After a disappointing, albeit still relatively successful nine-win 2018, the...