College Football Articles

Sam Darnold, USC Football
The Pac-12 isn’t short on intrigue for the 2017 college football season. Washington and USC are projected by most to be the top two teams in the league, with Oregon, Stanford and Washington State headlining the next tier. But there’s...
Bryan Fischer
21 hours ago
James Madison RB Cardon Johnson
To think James Madison won the FCS national title last season and the Dukes were just getting to know each other should be particularly alarming to the rest of the nation.   They didn’t lose to an FCS team, beat the other CAA Football...
Craig Haley
22 hours ago
Q&A with Minkah Fitzpatrick
There aren’t too many defensive backs like Minkah Fitzpatrick, who has played just about every position in the Alabama secondary in his first two seasons on campus. The All-American has eight career interceptions — four of which he...
Athlon Sports
22 hours ago
Larry Rose III, New Mexico State Football
New Mexico State is entering its final season as a member of the Sun Belt as the Aggies will become an FBS Independent in 2018. New Mexico State probably won’t make much of a splash in the standings on their way out, although head coach...
Athlon Sports
22 hours ago
Osharmar Abercrombie, Coastal Carolina Football
Coastal Carolina is making the jump from FCS to FBS as the 12th member of the Sun Belt Conference. The Chanticleers are eligible for the conference crown, but can’t go to a bowl game in their transitional season. Even though Coastal Carolina...
Athlon Sports
22 hours ago
Khalil Hodge, Buffalo Football
Buffalo took a step backwards last season, winning just two games after going 5-7 in head coach Lance Leipold’s 2015 debut. The Bulls ranked last in the MAC in points scored and 10th in points allowed per game, so there’s room for...
Athlon Sports
23 hours ago
Frank Ginda, San Jose State Football
Brent Brennan is a rookie head coach, but his ties with San Jose State run deep, so he knows full well the task ahead of him. The Spartans won just four games last season, but this team could be hard-pressed to match that given the question marks...
Athlon Sports
23 hours ago
Penny Hart, Georgia State Football
After stepping in for Steve Spurrier at South Carolina following his retirement, Shawn Elliott will get a chance to mold the Georgia State program. The Panthers went just 3-9 last season and will be adjusting to a new offense. Elliott inherits 15...
Athlon Sports
23 hours ago
Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma Football
The 2017 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. The 2017 season features plenty of big names returning to the gridiron, including a standout group of...
Steven Lassan
1 day ago
Alvin Jones, UTEP Football
Things have not gone well for UTEP head coach Sean Kugler, who has led his alma mater to an 18-31 record in his first four seasons. He does have quite a bit of experience to work with this fall, but also must replace the program’s all-time...
Athlon Sports
1 day ago
Garrett Smith, ULM Football
Matt Viator took a 2-11 team and doubled ULM’s win total in his first season as the Warhawks' head coach. There’s still plenty of room for more improvement, however, starting with a defense that ranked near the bottom of the FBS in...
Athlon Sports
1 day ago
Emmanuel Ellerbee, Rice Football
Rice has enjoyed success during David Bailiff’s decade-long tenure, but the Owls have seen their win total drop in successive seasons. After going 3-9 in 2016, Bailiff decided a change was needed on defense, as he brought in a new coordinator...
Athlon Sports
1 day ago
Chason Virgil, Fresno State Football
Fresno State has turned to one of its own, as Jeff Tedford has been given the task of turning his alma mater around. The former California head coach is inheriting quite the rebuilding project, as the Bulldogs were abysmal on both sides of the ball...
Athlon Sports
1 day ago
James Gilbert, Ball State Football
Mike Neu led Ball State to a 4-8 record in his first season as head coach at his alma mater and he'll be working with a young and inexperienced team this fall. With only nine starters returning, there will be plenty of opportunity for younger...
Athlon Sports
1 day ago
Only one team has not yet claimed a solo Pac-12 South crown. Utah has come close to breaking through over the last three seasons. The Utes have won at least nine games — including a bowl game — and finished with a Top 25 ranking each...
John Coon
2 days ago
Thirtysomething assistants with no head coaching experience rarely get the keys to top college football programs. As we’ve seen recently, when the top job at a Michigan or Alabama or Ohio State opens up, the most coveted candidates typically...
Allen Kenney
2 days ago
Josh Adams
Notre Dame’s schedule is always a great source of intrigue, as the independent Fighting Irish play a national slate from coast to coast. That makes measuring the program’s schedule strength something of a chore every year, as it isn...
Matt Fortuna
2 days ago
Herschel Walker, Georgia Football
The inaugural edition of Athlon Sports was published in 1967, the same year that a running back named O.J. Simpson led the USC Trojans to the national championship. As we celebrate 50 years of covering the sport, we thought it would be fun to take...
Athlon Sports
2 days ago
James Butler, Nevada Football
Nevada hired veteran offensive coordinator Jay Norvell as head coach following a 5-7 season that saw both sides of the ball struggle. Norvell’s impact on the Wolf Pack offense may not be instant with uncertainties at quarterback, a group of...
Athlon Sports
2 days ago
Scott Miller, Bowling Green Football
Even though Bowling Green went just 4-8 in head coach Mike Jinks first season, there are reasons to be optimistic about the Falcons. For starters, Bowling Green ended 2016 on a three-game winning streak with victories over MAC East foes. Secondly,...
Athlon Sports
2 days ago
Alex Gardner, FIU Football
For the first time since 2010, Butch Davis will return to the sidelines as FIU’s new head coach. The Panthers went 4-8 last season but did finish .500 in Conference USA games. Davis is a veteran coach who is returning to his Florida roots,...
Athlon Sports
2 days ago
Quay Johnson, East Carolina Football
East Carolina head coach Scottie Montgomery’s debut got off to a great start with back-to-back wins. Unfortunately that was followed by five straight losses as the Pirates would win only one more game and finished 3-9 and tied for last place...
Athlon Sports
2 days ago
Joshua Moon, Georgia Southern Football
Georgia Southern went 5-7 in Tyson Summers’ debut as head coach, which was labeled a disappointment considering all the experience he inherited. Now all those players are gone, as the Eagles return just seven starters. A new offensive...
Athlon Sports
2 days ago
Mark Hudspeth, Louisiana Football
Louisiana made yet another season-ending trip to the New Orleans Bowl despite having an offense that ranked near the bottom of the FBS in both yards and points per game. If the Ragin’ Cajuns want to get back to contending in the Sun Belt...
Athlon Sports
3 days ago
Ulysses Gilbert, Akron Football
Akron went 5-7 last season but wasn't far off from playing in a bowl game contending for another winning record. Terry Bowden’s team came up short in large part because of an injury to its quarterback, an inability to run the ball and a...
Athlon Sports
3 days ago

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