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Pac-12 Football: Running Backs Around the Conference Prove Irreplaceable

By Kyle Kensing, 1 week 2 days ago
Herm Edwards' introduction as Arizona State head coach in December 2017 came with plenty of questions — not the least of which was how the old-school leader could adapt to the modern game.   After all, much changed in the 10 years between Edwards' last stint on an NFL sideline and his debut at Arizona State. Among those changes is an ever-growing emphasis on passing over...

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...

Pac-12 Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2019

By Athlon Sports, 1 week 3 days 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 Pac-12 to talk anonymously about...

Heisman Watch: Ranking the Pac-12's Top Candidates for 2019

By Kyle Kensing, 1 week 4 days ago
In the past decade, the Pac-12 has produced a remarkable five Heisman Trophy runners-up. "The Conference of Bridesmaids" doesn't quite have the same ring to it.   Despite repeated second-place finishes, the Pac-12's propensity for sending representatives to New York City for the annual end-of-season award ceremony is noteworthy. And amid the string of runners-up, a...

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...

UCLA Football: Game-by-Game Predictions for 2019

By Kyle Kensing, 2 weeks 3 days ago
When Chip Kelly left Oregon in 2012, the coach amassed an eye-popping 46-7 overall record, and 33-3 in the Pac-10/12. To say his return to the conference and college football did not go quite the same way is an understatement.   UCLA hit the seven-loss mark by its seventh game, matching the program's worst start in more than 70 years. The Bruins' 3-6 Pac-12 record doubled the...

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,...