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2019 ACC Quarterback Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 days ago
The ACC enters 2019 in a state of transition at the quarterback position. Clemson's Trevor Lawrence is the unquestioned No. 1 signal-caller within the conference, followed by Virginia's Bryce Perkins at No. 2. High expectations surround Tommy DeVito in his first year as the starter at Syracuse, with Ryan Willis at Virginia Tech and James Blackman at Florida State rounding out the next...

Ranking All 130 College Football Coaching Jobs for 2019

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 4 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 3 days 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...

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

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 6 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...

Top 25 ACC 2020 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Mark Ross, 3 weeks 6 days ago
Even though Clemson had six players selected this year, the defending national champions also figure to factor heavily in the ACC's represenation in the 2020 NFL Draft. To the surprise of no one, the Tigers placed three defensive linemen in the first round of this year's draft, a trio headlined by No. 4 overall pick Clelin Ferrell.   But while Clemson's defensive front may not...

Early 2020 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 6 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...

Syracuse Football: Orange's 2019 Spring Preview

By Matt Josephs, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Pads are popping in Central New York right now as the Syracuse Orange have gotten a few practices under their belt. There is a lot of talk surrounding Syracuse as a potential squad to knock off the highly favored Clemson Tigers from their perch in the ACC and one can see why that's out there.   The Orange went 10-3 in 2018 and finished the year off with a 34-18 win over West Virginia...

College Football Rankings: 2019 Pre-Spring Top 130 Teams

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 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....

Ranking the ACC College Football Coaching Jobs

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Since 2006, only two conferences - the ACC and SEC - have at least two teams with a national championship. The pieces are in place for both Clemson and Florida State to contend for a national title on a consistent basis, and it's a close call between these two programs for the top job in the ACC. The Tigers get a slight edge over the Seminoles in Athlon's ACC jobs ranking, but there...

10 Most Intriguing ACC Non-Conference Games of 2019

By Jon Kinne, 2 months 4 weeks ago
The calendar is depressing for hard-core college football fans. When four months of continuous activity is completed, it is followed by eight months of anticipation. So what do we do? We look ahead, of course.   Eventually to Aug. 24, the Saturday of the week zero games, marking the arrival of the 2019 season when the excitement will begin anew. The ACC docket gets going the following...