College Football Articles

The prospect that James Madison will win back-to-back FCS national titles is quite possible and the talent-laden Dukes can embrace the notion.   But the dreaming in June is a lot different than some of the realities in the fall.   An...
Craig Haley
17 hours ago
Kevin Wilson, Ohio State Football
Ohio State’s 2014 national championship under Urban Meyer was defined by two breakthrough games for the Buckeyes offense. The first was their regular-season takedown of fellow Big Ten contender Michigan State on the Spartans’ own turf....
Athlon Sports
17 hours ago
Stanley Morgan Jr.
The Southpoint Sportsbook in Las Vegas has set the over/under for Nebraska at seven wins in 2017, which should be a relatively low bar to clear for a program as steeped in history and expectations as the Cornhuskers.   But Mike Riley enters...
Matt Fortuna
18 hours ago
Shaq Jones, UAB Football
After a two-year hiatus, UAB football is back. Fortunately for the Blazers, head coach Bill Clark decided to stick around, but don’t forget that this is a team that last played a game that counts back on Nov. 29, 2014. UAB went a surprising 6...
Athlon Sports
18 hours ago
Bryan London, Texas State Football
Texas State won just one game against an FBS opponent last season and needed overtime to do so. The Bobcats (2-10 in 2016) had their share of issues on both sides of the ball, ranking 124th in the nation in scoring offense and 125th in scoring...
Athlon Sports
18 hours ago
Andrew Ford, UMass Football
UMass’ initial season as an FBS Independent was a rough one, as the Minutemen won just two games with one of those victories coming courtesy of an FCS opponent. Head coach Mark Whipple has seven starters returning on each side of the ball,...
Athlon Sports
18 hours ago
Nick Holley, Kent State Football
Kent State has gone 3-9 each of the past two seasons, which is one of the reasons why head coach Paul Haynes enters a critical campaign. Despite the record, the Golden Flashes were competitive in most of their MAC games, losing three of them by...
Athlon Sports
19 hours ago
Karrington King, Charlotte Football
Charlotte doubled its win last season compared to 2015, which is impressive considering it was the 49ers’ second season in FBS and as a member of Conference USA. Now the challenge for head coach Brad Lambert is to build on that momentum while...
Athlon Sports
19 hours ago
Inspirational Football Quotes
Football, a game that brutally tests the minds and bodies of even its strongest players, brings forth many lessons about the importance of perseverance, dedication and hard work. As a result, some of the best and most inspirational quotes...
Juan Jose Rodriguez
1 day ago
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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
2 days 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
2 days 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
2 days 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
2 days 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
2 days 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
2 days 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
3 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
3 days ago

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