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Where Did College Football Teams Find Their Starting Quarterbacks for 2019?

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 3 days ago
If one word could be used to describe the college football quarterback landscape it would be — change. The annual quarterback churn is in full effect as the combination of graduations, early departures by underclassmen, and a rash of transfers means that for the second straight season nearly two thirds of the projected starting quarterbacks in the Power 5 conferences (ACC, Big 12, Big Ten...

College Football's Top 20 Teams on the Rise for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 days ago
College football’s 2019 season won't get underway until late August, but it's never too early to look ahead and predict which teams are poised for a significant leap in the rankings or win column next year. The 2019 version of college football's teams on the rise features Texas, Utah, Oregon, Iowa State, and Texas A&M from the Power 5 ranks, along with Louisiana,...

Way-Too-Early Top 25 College Football Rankings for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 4 days ago
It’s never too early to think about next season, so with college football’s 2018 season officially in the books after Clemson's 44-16 win over Alabama, Athlon Sports is here with its way-too-early top 25 rankings for 2019. Alabama and Clemson have played four consecutive times in the CFB Playoff, and there's a good chance it happens again next season. The Tigers and Crimson...

15 Toughest Players to Replace in the ACC in 2019

By Jon Kinne, 3 weeks 2 days ago
A common theme when discussing the ACC this year was that it was Clemson and a group of also-rans. Syracuse made a big jump in the win column, but when Florida State, Miami, and Virginia Tech finish a combined 18-20, there will be doubts as to the strength of the league.   Whether or not the ACC was down this year, there were a bunch of highly skilled players in the conference and many of...

Grading College Football's First-Year Coaching Hires for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
The 2018 college football season featured 21 new coaches at FBS programs, and with the year completed, it's time to grade and rank the hires. The 21 coaching changes were down slightly from the 2017 season, as 23 different programs had a change in the full-time role. It’s no secret coaching changes can have an instant impact on a program, but some hires need a couple of years to...

When Does College Football Start in 2019?

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days ago
College football’s 2019 season officially kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 24, with Arizona meeting Hawaii in a Week 0 matchup. The full Week 1 college football schedule of matchups is slated to begin on Thursday, Aug. 29. The opening Thursday of action features Utah at BYU, along with defending champion Clemson taking on Georgia Tech. The opening week of games continues on Friday with...

12 ACC Players Who Will Replace NFL Draft Early Entrants in 2019

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 1 day ago
Clemson won the national title thanks in large part to the lack of activity by their players last year at this time. As underclassmen from around the country declared for the NFL draft, Christian Wilkins, Austin Bryant, and Clelin Ferrell all told the next level to wait and went back to Clemson for one more year. Dabo Swinney’s team did lose two receivers to the NFL last year in Deon Cain...

College Football's Top 30 Early Projected Breakout Players for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 day ago
The definition of a breakout player in college football varies from each analyst or fanbase, but one thing is certain when looking ahead at the 2019 season and the players returning: regardless of the position, breakout players will have a huge role in shaping the national championship and playoff picture. Breakout quarterbacks led the way for playoff teams in 2018, as Kyler...

The ACC's Best College Football Games of 2018

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 2 days ago
The transition from 2018 to '19 marks an era of change in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Gone are head coaches Paul Johnson and Mark Richt to retirement, while Bobby Petrino and Larry Fedora were dismissed. In comes Geoff Collins, Manny Diaz, Scott Satterfield, and the return of the Mack... Brown.   But while a not-insignificant portion of the ACC retools, the 2018 season solidified...

College Football's NFL Draft Deadline Winners and Losers for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 days ago
The NFL's early entry deadline for the 2019 draft officially passed on Monday evening and more than 120 players declared for the next level. All four of the playoff teams from the 2018 season lost a key player early. Alabama has to replace two All-Americans in the trenches with Jonah Williams (LT) and Quinnen Williams (DT) headed to the NFL. Clemson is losing a couple of defensive...