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Conference USA Football 2019 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
Conference USA won’t lack for intrigue in 2019. Athlon’s predictions feature Marshall and North Texas as the winners of the two divisions, but neither team should be considered a heavy favorite to book a trip to the league title game in December.   The top of the East Division was a little easier to sort out than the West. Marshall and FIU were clearly the top teams in Athlon...

College Football Top 25 Rankings for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 day ago
The 2019 college football season officially begins on Saturday, Aug. 24, but it's never too early to start thinking about what might transpire this fall. Each FBS season brings plenty of surprises, disappointments and unexpected teams emerging in the national title picture. However, two teams - Clemson and Alabama - are a step ahead of the rest of the college football world and are poised...

Conference USA Football 2019 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days ago
With a handful of teams expected to be in the mix for the conference title, Conference USA should be an interesting league to watch in 2019. FIU headlines the 2019 All-Conference USA squad with 13 selections, followed by North Texas with 10. The Mean Green and Panthers are considered two of the favorites to win the conference crown this fall, but Marshall and UAB - two other contenders - appear...

Ranking All 130 College Football Coaching Jobs for 2019

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 1 week 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...

2019 Conference USA Quarterback Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
Conference USA features plenty of question marks under center among its 14 teams, but there’s no debate about the No. 1 signal-caller returning for 2019. North Texas’ Mason Fine easily takes the top spot in the league once again, followed by FIU’s James Morgan and UAB’s Tyler Johnston in the top three.   Ranking the quarterbacks by conference or nationally is no...

College Football's Top 12 Impact JUCO Transfer Quarterbacks for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks 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, 1 month 2 weeks 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, 1 month 2 weeks 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...

College Football Rankings: 2019 Pre-Spring Top 130 Teams

By Steven Lassan, 3 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....

Ranking the Conference USA College Football Coaching Jobs

By Athlon Sports, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Conference USA is arguably the most random — for lack of a better word — FBS conference in the nation. It stretches from west Texas to the Virginia coast, from West Virginia to the southern tip of Florida. There one program that has been playing football since the 1910s yet several others that have been around less than 20 years. There are several schools in which football is very...