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Texas A&M Head Coach Jimbo Fisher Speaks Boldly in First SEC Media Days Appearance

By Nick Cole, 2 days 10 hours ago
Good for you, Jimbo Fisher.   One must be oozing with self-confidence to show up at SEC Media Days and entertain winning national championships before winning his first game in the league.   Texas A&M’s $75-million-dollar-man strolled into Atlanta on Monday and set the bar as high as possible for his tenure with the Aggies, showing little concern for Alabama head coach...

What if the SEC and ACC College Football Teams Had an All-Star Game in 2018?

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 10 hours ago
Major League Baseball’s 2018 All-Star Game is slated for Tuesday night, July 16 at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. While the Midsummer Classic won’t satisfy the hunger for football at this point in the summer, the All-Star Game got the staff at Athlon Sports thinking about potential all-star matchups at the college football level.   The SEC ranks as college...

What if the SEC and Big Ten College Football Teams Had an All-Star Game in 2018?

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 10 hours ago
Major League Baseball’s 2018 All-Star Game is slated for Tuesday night, July 16 at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. While the Midsummer Classic won’t satisfy the hunger for football at this point in the summer, the All-Star Game got the staff at Athlon Sports thinking about potential all-star matchups at the college football level.   The Big Ten and SEC rank as the...

Top 25 College Football Games of 2017

By Kyle Kensing, 4 days 2 hours ago
One could make a strong argument that the 2017 college football season ranks among the very best of modern times. This campaign featured countless heart-stopping finishes, provided landscape-altering upsets, and was highlighted with many of the best individual performances of recent memory.   Starting with opening weekend and lasting through the Army-Navy Game, each and every college...

College Football's Top 30 Coordinator Hires for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 9 hours ago
College football’s coordinator carousel was active once again for the 2018 season. Top defensive coordinators seemed to be in demand, as four of Athlon Sports' top five hires came on that side of the ball. Texas A&M's Mike Elko ranks as Athlon's top coordinator hire for 2018, with Ohio State's Alex Grinch checking in at No. 2. Outside of the Power 5 ranks, Marshall...

Podcast: College Football Dream Road Trip for 2018 (Listen Now)

By Mitch Light, 1 week 1 day ago
Do you love college football? (It’s a rhetorical question.)   What would be better than visiting a new venue every week of the season? Braden Gall and Mitch Light, the hosts of the Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast, have picked the games for their second annual College Football Dream Road Trip.   The rules are simple: You can visit a venue only once per season and you can see a...

SEC's Top 8 Storylines to Watch in 2018

By Athlon Sports, 1 week 1 day ago
The SEC is once again loaded with intrigue. Alabama and Georgia closed out the 2017 season battling for the national championship, and both teams are expected to be in the mix to win it all again in 2018. In addition to the Crimson Tide and Bulldogs, Auburn remains a threat to reach the CFB Playoff, and the league's depth should improve thanks to Florida, South Carolina and Texas A&M...

College Football Bowl Projections for 2018-19

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 days ago
College football's 2018 season is less than 50 days away, but it’s never too early to make projections and predictions on how the bowl games and playoff pairings may look by the time the CFB Playoff selection committee meets in December. The top four teams for the fifth year of the College Football Playoff era could look similar to the final pairings from last season. Alabama and...

SEC Wild Card Players in 2018

By Nick Cole, 1 week 3 days ago
Imagine, if you will, your favorite SEC football coach sitting down at the poker table for a friendly game. In his hand rests cards he knows he’ll hold, and a few cards he knows he should fold. The difference between winning and losing? A little bit of good fortune with the wild cards he’ll draw from the deck.   Now bring your mind back to football, where that wild card is the...

College Football's Top 50 Underrated Players for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days ago
The start of the 2018 college football season is officially 50 days away. With the start of the upcoming season approaching and to mark 50 days until kickoff, Athlon Sports decided to pick 50 players we felt were underrated going into the upcoming season. Every college football team has players most would consider underrated. However, defining underrated players is no easy...