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Pac-12 Football 2019 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 10 hours ago
The Pac-12 has missed on a team earning a spot in the College Football Playoff in back-to-back seasons, and there’s a good chance that streak extends to three in a row in 2019. Athlon’s Pac-12 predictions didn’t generate a playoff team from this conference, but there are plenty of intriguing (and tight) battles to sort out.   At the top of the North Division, it’s...

USC Football: 2019 Trojans Season Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 1 day ago
USC enjoyed its best stretch since the Pete Carroll era during its first two seasons under Clay Helton, winning a Rose Bowl and a Pac-12 championship.   Then the bottom fell out. After the losses of significant playmakers on offense, including star quarterback Sam Darnold, the Trojans went 5–7 in 2018, their first losing season since 2000. Unlike the program’s last coach to...

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...

Pac-12 Football 2019 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 7 hours ago
Utah, Oregon, Washington and Washington State are the early favorites to win the Pac-12 this fall, so it's no surprise those four teams headline a chunk of the selections for the 2019 All-Pac-12 team. The Ducks lead the way with 13 selections on Athlon's all-conference picks, followed by Washington State, Arizona State and Utah with 11. The Huskies check in with 10 picks, including three...

2019 Pac-12 Quarterback Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 5 days ago
High-scoring offenses and standout quarterback play are usually an annual staple for the Pac-12. That’s again the case in 2019, as the conference returns an All-America candidate in Oregon’s Justin Herbert, followed by Stanford’s K.J. Costello and two dual-threat quarterbacks in Utah’s Tyler Huntley and Arizona’s Khalil Tate. The development of USC’s JT...

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...

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...

Top 25 Pac-12 2020 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 2 weeks ago
A year ago at this time, the Pac-12 was looking at possibly producing the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft for the second time in three years. Two years removed from Cal product Jared Goff going first to the Los Angeles Rams, and changing the complexion of the NFC as a result, Oregon's Justin Herbert was a trendy choice atop early 2019 draft boards.   Flip the calendar, and Herbert...

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...