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American Athletic Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2019

By Athlon Sports, 6 days 10 hours ago
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams bulletin board material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used during the year.   In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2019, Athlon asked coaches in the AAC to talk anonymously...

Heisman Watch: Ranking the Group of 5's Top Candidates for 2019

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 1 week 2 days ago
College football teams from Group of 5 conferences are often overlooked on the national landscape. The recent run of excellence at UCF is a prime example, as the Knights (banners aside) were never truly considered a national championship contender by the College Football Playoff Selection Committee despite winning 25 straight games over the last two seasons. Because of the lack of respect given...

College Football's Top 35 Wide Receiver Groups for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 days ago
The wide receiver position is loaded with talent for the 2019 college football season. Led by Jerry Jeudy and Jaylen Waddle, Alabama's receiving corps ranks as the best in the nation for 2019. Hunter Renfrow expired his eligibility at Clemson, but coach Dabo Swinney's team features two All-America candidates in Tee Higgins and Justyn Ross. Oklahoma checks in at No. 3 among the best...

College Football's Top 30 Breakout Running Backs for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
Running back is a deep position for returning standouts in college football, as Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor, Clemson's Travis Etienne, Boston College's AJ Dillon and Arizona State's Eno Benjamin all return to campus for 2019. While plenty of stars are in place at running back this fall, there's another wave of players ready to emerge with a breakout year. Alabama's...

College Football Top 25 Rankings for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 2 days ago
The 2019 college football season officially begins on Saturday, Aug. 24, and with less than a month before kickoff, it's never too early to start thinking about what might transpire this fall. Each NCAAF 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...

When Does College Football Start in 2019?

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 2 days ago
The days are counting down. College football’s 2019 season officially kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 24 with two Week 0 matchups. Miami and Florida meet in Orlando, with Arizona and Hawaii set for a high-scoring affair in Honolulu later that night. The full Week 1 college football schedule of matchups is slated to begin on Thursday, Aug. 29. The opening Thursday of action features...

College Football's Top 25 Quarterback Battles for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
College football's countdown to kickoff for the 2019 season has officially reached 25 days on July 30. With the milestone of 25 days to go until the first game of the season, Athlon Sports is marking this occasion with a look at the top 25 quarterback battles for the upcoming year. While some battles were settled in the spring and summer, plenty of high-profile competitions remain. Auburn,...

College Football's Coaches on the Hot Seat for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 3 days ago
College football’s 2019 season features 27 new coaches, so the hot seat talk and carousel could be less active this fall than it was last November. However, as usual, plenty of coaches are feeling pressure for the 2019 season. USC's Clay Helton takes the top spot after a disappointing 5-7 mark in 2018, with New Mexico's Bob Davie, Rutgers' Chris Ash and UNLV's...

College Football's Top 25 Breakout Quarterbacks for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 days ago
College football returns plenty of stars at the quarterback position for 2019, but there's another wave of players ready to emerge with a breakout year. Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa, Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, Georgia's Jake Fromm, Texas' Sam Ehlinger and Oregon's Justin Herbert are just a few of the big names returning this fall, while Nebraska's Adrian Martinez and...

College Football's Impact Quarterback Transfers for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 day ago
The transfer portal and player movement has been a popular topic throughout the offseason, but quarterback transfers have always been an interesting storyline prior to any college football season. That's certainly the case in 2019, as a number of high-profile players have changed teams for the upcoming year. Jalen Hurts is making the move from Alabama to Oklahoma, while Justin Fields...