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Pac-12 Football: Top 15 2021 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Kyle Kensing, 2 weeks 1 day ago
The Pac-12 has long been known for producing skill-position talent, and 2020 continued the trend with offensive playmakers like Justin Herbert, Michael Pittman Jr., and Laviska Shenault Jr. among the players selected. Initial forecasts for the Pac-12's place in the 2021 NFL Draft landscape, however, illuminates some of the shift in emphasis in the league.   With programs like Stanford...

NFL Draft 2021 Top Quarterback Prospects

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 3 days ago
The 2021 NFL Draft is slated to take place from April 29-May 1 in Cleveland, Ohio. While the 2020 college football season has yet to unfold, it's never too early to take a look at which quarterbacks could top the rankings or the wish list for teams next spring. The pool of top prospects at quarterback is headlined by Ohio State's Justin Fields and Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, as both...

College Football's Best Players Not Taken in the 2020 NFL Draft

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 hours ago
With the 2020 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 a concern about size, overall talent, an injury, 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-...

2020 NFL Draft: Evolution of Michael Pittman Jr. at USC Carries Him into the Pros

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 1 week ago
From struggling just to see the field — let alone catch a pass — to playing a critical role in USC's first conference championship in nine years, Michael Pittman Jr. evolved into a college star over just a few weeks in 2017.   That same trajectory carries Pittman into the NFL draft a little more than two years and almost 200 receptions later.   Now, a USC wide...

USC Football: Circumstances and Misfortune Sent JT Daniels to the Transfer Portal

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 1 week ago
So often in sports, circumstances play as much of a role in determining an athlete's direction as does talent or work ethic. The case of JT Daniels is one such instance.   Daniels began his college career in the long shadow of predecessor Sam Darnold, the third overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft and the quarterback responsible for leading the USC Trojans to their first Rose Bowl win...

USC Football Schedule 2020

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Here's the USC football schedule with a full list of the Trojans' 2020 opponents, game locations, with game times, TV channels coming as they're announced. Updated results with final scores will be added throughout the season.   USC Trojans 2020 Schedule   Date: Opponent (Location) Sept. 5: vs. Alabama Crimson Tide (AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas) Sept. 12: vs....

Pac-12 Football: Which Team Should be the Favorite in the South Division for 2020?

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 5 days ago
Utah is the reigning Pac-12 South champion, but the 2020 race to win the division title should feature a tight race between the Utes, USC and Arizona State. Utah returns only two starters on defense and must replace offensive standouts in quarterback Tyler Huntley and running back Zack Moss. USC coach Clay Helton is squarely on the hot seat going into 2020 and needs a big year to avoid the...

College Football Rewind: 10 Games We Would Like to Watch Again

By Aaron Tallent, 2 months 5 days ago
With live sports canceled for the foreseeable future because of the novel coronavirus, there is a dearth of programming on TV. For those of us needing a football fix, here are 10 college football games ESPN or whichever channel owns the rights could rebroadcast.   1. Nebraska 35, Oklahoma 31 Nov. 25, 1971 (Norman, Okla.) This Thanksgiving Day showdown between the undefeated Huskers and...

USC Football: Trojans' 2020 Spring Preview

By Josh Webb, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The turbulent offseason that preceded the USC Trojans' 2019 campaign was just an omen of things to come. The first thing that happened during the season was the loss of quarterback JT Daniels for the year with an ACL injury. The team also fired defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast and said goodbye to a number of other people associated with the program. For USC, it was a program overhaul...

Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s 2019-20 coaching carousel featured 24 changes, including moves at Florida State, Ole Miss, Washington State, Colorado and Arkansas. With the carousel completed and all 24 jobs filled, it's time to rank and grade the new hires and see how they fit with their new programs. Florida State's hire of Mike Norvell takes the top spot in Athlon's grades, but...