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10 Head Coaching Moves College Football Programs Would Like to Forget

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 3 weeks ago
With the end of college football’s regular season comes numerous coaching vacancies. Some programs, like Florida and UCLA, have found their guy. Others — um, Tennessee — have made national news, but still don’t have a coach to show for it.     A good coaching hire can revitalize a program. A bad one can cause years of damage. Everything looks easy from a...

When Conference Championship Games Cause Chaos

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Ever since Antonio Langham returned an interception for a touchdown in the first SEC Championship Game 25 years ago, one truth has remained: no college football team is safe on conference championship weekend.   Since that groundbreaking night in 1992, more conference championships have been created and they add to the excitement of the season. However, they can also wreak havoc on...

Seven-Step Drop: College Football Playoff Selection Committee's Conundrum Sums up Season

By Bryan Fischer, 1 month 3 weeks ago
When the College Football Playoff was announced with just a four-team setup, many instantly clamored for eight, 16 or even more teams. It was a natural reaction after years of being limited to just two teams for the ultimate prize and four just felt too small.   But the powers at be realized far quicker than most fans that in just about every season there has only been six or so teams...

College Football Top 25 Rankings (Updated)

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Weekly college football top 25 rankings are a big part of every season, and Athlon Sports will update its top 25 following the games each weekend. The 13th weekend of the 2017 season featured several rivalry matchups, including the showdown in the SEC between Auburn and Alabama. The Tigers victory pushes coach Gus Malzahn's team into the top four, while the Crimson Tide are...

Awesome College Football Alternate Uniforms from Week 13

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Alternate uniforms and helmets are a big part of every team’s wardrobe throughout any season. While there’s nothing wrong with traditional uniforms and helmets, a different look is never a bad thing. And over the last few years, it seems more teams are using alternate uniforms throughout the season. With several awesome designs making an appearance in Week 13, here are ones we liked...

College Football Week 13 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Week 13 of the 2017 college football season was filled with several intriguing matchups and storylines. Rivalry weekend wasn't short on intrigue or big performances, as Auburn knocked off Alabama in the Iron Bowl, Pitt upset Miami on Friday, and Ohio State rallied to beat Michigan in Ann Arbor. Oklahoma, Clemson and Wisconsin all scored huge victories to remain in the hunt for a...

Pac-12 Week 13 College Football Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Week 13 of the 2017 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments from the Pac-12. UCLA kicked off the weekend slate with a last-second win over California. The victory against the Golden Bears secured bowl eligibility for the Bruins. On Saturday, Oregon easily defeated Oregon State, Arizona State won its seventh game of 2017 after beating rival...

California Golden Bears vs. UCLA Bruins Preview and Prediction

By Kyle Kensing, 2 months 12 hours ago
UCLA football underwent a seismic shake-up following its 28-23 loss last week at USC, with head coach Jim Mora relieved of his duties.   Mora's firing was perhaps not all that surprising: The Bruins' loss dropped them to 0-6 away from home on the season and made the possibly of a second consecutive losing campaign a very real possibility with Cal coming to town for the regular-...

College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 13

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 17 hours ago
Week 13 of the 2017 college football season is the final full weekend of action, and there's no shortage of intrigue with several rivalry matchups on tap. The action begins on Tuesday night with three MAC games and continues on Thanksgiving night with the Egg Bowl rivalry between Ole Miss and Mississippi State. Friday's slate features 15 games, including UCF-USF, Miami-Pitt,...

Seven-Step Drop: Biggest College Football Drama Left is on the Coaching Carousel

By Bryan Fischer, 2 months 1 day ago
It was a pretty sleep-inducing week in college football and that’s not exactly a surprise considering what the slate was coming in, with only one game between top 25 teams and just a handful of ranked squads that had to go on the road (none of which faced a team with a winning record).   Sure the mid-week games had some fun thrillers — and others like Notre Dame, USC and...