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

By Steven Lassan, 5 days 18 hours 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...

Heisman Watch 2019: An Early Look at the Top Contenders

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 6 days 13 hours ago
This time last year, Stanford running back Bryce Love was the early favorite to win the 2018 Heisman Trophy. Unfortunately, the 2017 runner-up struggled with injuries, missed three games, and posted just one 100-yard rushing performance on his way to 736 yards and six touchdowns on the ground as a senior.   Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa thrust himself early into the Heisman...

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

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 16 hours 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...

The Big 12's Best College Football Games of 2018

By Kyle Kensing, 1 week 16 hours ago
Following a 70-63 West Virginia win over Baylor in 2012, Alabama head coach Nick Saban famously quipped, "Is this what we want football to be?"   While the exhausting game of grassketball West Virginia and Baylor played six years game took it to an extreme, the prevalence of high-powered offense in the Big 12 has made the conference arguably the most entertaining in college...

Ranking Every College Football National Champion Over the Last 50 Years

By Aaron Tallent, 1 week 1 day 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...

Jalen Hurts: 15 Potential Transfer Destinations for the Former Alabama QB

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days ago
Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts has entered his name into the NCAA’s transfer portal and can be contacted by other teams and coaches in regards to a transfer for next season. Hurts has one season of eligibility remaining and is expected to be pursued by several teams looking for a quarterback for 2019.   Hurts accounted for 1,976 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns and threw for 5,626...

Early Big 12 Football Predictions for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days ago
Oklahoma has dominated the Big 12 by winning four conference titles in a row, so it’s no surprise the Sooners headline the early 2019 predictions at the top of the league. However, Texas finished with a 10-win season in coach Tom Herman’s second year and heads into the offseason primed for another step forward in 2019. The Longhorns are a heavy favorite to reach the Big 12 title...

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

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 12 hours 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...

College Football's 2018-19 Bowl Season Winners and Losers

By Kyle Kensing, 2 weeks 18 hours ago
College football's bowl season attracts no shortage of criticism. From an oversaturation of games to lagging ticket sales, and the sometimes outlandish pay for executives overseeing an exhibition for amateurs, the negatives of the postseason are clear. Oh, and there's also the existential question of just how much the bowl system is needed now that college football has a playoff....

Ranking College Football's National Champions Since 1998

By Kevin McGuire, 2 weeks 1 day ago
  The 2018 college football season came to a close with Clemson celebrating their second national championship of the College Football Playoff era. Dabo Swinney has himself a loaded program and a star in the making with quarterback Trevor Lawrence, but how would those Tigers stack up against the national titles from the BCS era through the College Football Playoff era? As time goes by,...