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National Signing Day 2019 Winners and Losers

By Ryan Wright, 1 week 3 days ago
National Signing Day is Christmas in February for some college football teams and heartbreak city just ahead of Valentine's Day for many of the others. Recruiting rankings are not always the most accurate of measuring sticks, but they do give a pretty good idea of the amount of talent each program secured in a given year that could mean the difference between wins or loses in the years to...

Where Did College Football Teams Find Their Starting Quarterbacks for 2019?

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 3 days ago
If one word could be used to describe the college football quarterback landscape it would be — change. The annual quarterback churn is in full effect as the combination of graduations, early departures by underclassmen, and a rash of transfers means that for the second straight season nearly two thirds of the projected starting quarterbacks in the Power 5 conferences (ACC, Big 12, Big Ten...

College Football's Top 20 Teams on the Rise for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 days ago
College football’s 2019 season won't get underway until late August, but it's never too early to look ahead and predict which teams are poised for a significant leap in the rankings or win column next year. The 2019 version of college football's teams on the rise features Texas, Utah, Oregon, Iowa State, and Texas A&M from the Power 5 ranks, along with Louisiana,...

Way-Too-Early Top 25 College Football Rankings for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 4 days ago
It’s never too early to think about next season, so with college football’s 2018 season officially in the books after Clemson's 44-16 win over Alabama, Athlon Sports is here with its way-too-early top 25 rankings for 2019. Alabama and Clemson have played four consecutive times in the CFB Playoff, and there's a good chance it happens again next season. The Tigers and Crimson...

Grading College Football's First-Year Coaching Hires for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
The 2018 college football season featured 21 new coaches at FBS programs, and with the year completed, it's time to grade and rank the hires. The 21 coaching changes were down slightly from the 2017 season, as 23 different programs had a change in the full-time role. It’s no secret coaching changes can have an instant impact on a program, but some hires need a couple of years to...

5 Most Successful Transfers in College Football History

By Aaron Tallent, 3 weeks 3 days ago
Jalen Hurts may be the most high-profile transfer in college football history. He went 26-2 as a starter at Alabama before losing the job to Tua Tagovailoa and now takes his talents to Oklahoma, where he is expected to replace Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray, who rose to stardom after transferring to the Sooners from Texas A&M.   Will Hurts be successful? I’m guessing yes,...

When Does College Football Start in 2019?

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days ago
College football’s 2019 season officially kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 24, with Arizona meeting Hawaii in a Week 0 matchup. The full Week 1 college football schedule of matchups is slated to begin on Thursday, Aug. 29. The opening Thursday of action features Utah at BYU, along with defending champion Clemson taking on Georgia Tech. The opening week of games continues on Friday with...

College Football's Top 30 Early Projected Breakout Players for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 day ago
The definition of a breakout player in college football varies from each analyst or fanbase, but one thing is certain when looking ahead at the 2019 season and the players returning: regardless of the position, breakout players will have a huge role in shaping the national championship and playoff picture. Breakout quarterbacks led the way for playoff teams in 2018, as Kyler...

College Football's NFL Draft Deadline Winners and Losers for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 days ago
The NFL's early entry deadline for the 2019 draft officially passed on Monday evening and more than 120 players declared for the next level. All four of the playoff teams from the 2018 season lost a key player early. Alabama has to replace two All-Americans in the trenches with Jonah Williams (LT) and Quinnen Williams (DT) headed to the NFL. Clemson is losing a couple of defensive...

Ranking Every College Football National Champion Over the Last 50 Years

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 4 days ago
Clemson’s 2018 national title run was exceptional, but where do the Tigers rank with other college football champions? Every national championship team was great, but I have attempted to rank every title-winning squad over the past 50 years by asking the following questions:   How strong was their schedule? What was their record? How dominant were their wins? Did they win their...