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West Virginia Football: 2019 Mountaineers Season Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 week 4 days ago
Historically, WVU spring football exhibitions haven't been a big deal in Morgantown. But that changed this past April 13. Yes, the Mountaineers — loaded offensively in 2018 — are coming off a "disappointing" 8–4 season. Yes, the stars from that offense — Will Grier, David Sills V, Gary Jennings and Yodny Cajuste — are gone. Even head coach Dana...

College Football Top 25 Rankings for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 10 hours 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...

Big 12 Football 2019 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 days ago
Oklahoma, Texas and Iowa State are a step ahead of the rest of the Big 12 in Athlon's projections for 2019, and these three teams lead the way in selections for the 2019 All-Big 12 team. The Longhorns place 15 picks on the all-conference team, with the Cyclones also checking at 15 overall. Oklahoma features 13 picks, followed by Oklahoma State (12), TCU (11) and Baylor (10).   An...

2019 Big 12 Quarterback Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 day ago
The Big 12 Conference has seen its share of talented quarterbacks in recent years, and the 2019 season features a couple of All-America candidates in Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts and Texas' Sam Ehlinger. The Sooners have produced back-to-back Heisman winners at the quarterback position, but Ehlinger gets a slight edge as Athlon's No. 1 quarterback in the conference. Iowa State's Brock...

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 20 Big 12 2020 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Allen Kenney, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The Big 12 has been the butt of jokes for years around the NFL draft. That might have changed in 2019.   The offense-heavy conference had 26 players selected in this year’s draft, an average of 2.6 players per team. While that trailed the SEC’s NFL factory (4.6 picks per team), it put the Big 12 in line with the Big Ten (2.9) and Pac-12 (2.8). Meanwhile, with just two draft...

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...

West Virginia Football: Mountaineers' 2019 Schedule Analysis

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 2 months 2 weeks ago
It's a new era for the West Virginia football program, and fans hope new head coach Neal Brown can help the Mountaineers get over the hump. Though Dana Holgorsen kept West Virginia in the mix for a spot in the Big 12 Championship Game throughout the entire 2018 regular season, the Mountaineers finished a disappointing 8-4 overall and 6-3 in conference play after a three-game losing streak...