College Football Articles

Caleb Evans
From a preseason perspective, it's a simple contrast. ULM has a good offense and a bad defense. Coach Matt Viator's team needs to sustain the former while improving the latter for the Warhawks to be in bowl contention. That's especially...
Athlon Sports
6 days ago
Josh Watson
The Colorado State Rams are counting on a big season from graduate transfer quarterback K.J. Carta-Samuels, who signed after receiving his bachelor's degree from Washington but can't practice with CSU until fall camp. Colorado State...
Athlon Sports
6 days ago
Perry Young
According to the 247Sports Composite, Cincinnati has brought aboard 43 three- or four-star recruits in the last two signing periods. For a rebuilding program, that's reason to believe better days are ahead. The question is how fast the young...
Athlon Sports
6 days ago
In the latest Cover 2 podcast, Braden Gall and Mitch Light take a deep dive into the 2018 college football schedule.   Items discussed:   • Most important Week 1 game   • Which Power 5 teams have the most difficult (...
Mitch Light
1 week ago
Texas Longhorns College Football
Texas fans are expecting signs of major progress out of their favorite football team in 2018, the second season under heralded head coach Tom Herman.   The Longhorns' schedule contains enough potential potholes to send UT to another...
Allen Kenney
1 week ago
Michigan Wolverines College Football
The 2018 schedule for the Michigan Wolverines does them no favors with road trips to three of their biggest rivals in Notre Dame, Michigan State and Ohio State. Additionally, the home slate provides few cakewalks with the likes of Wisconsin, Penn...
Mike Bainbridge
1 week ago
Miami Hurricanes College Football
The 2017 campaign was a tale of two seasons for the Miami Hurricanes. They began the year 10-0 as they won the ACC Coastal Division and were a contender to be in the College Football Playoff. But the Hurricanes lost their final three games, all by...
Antwan Staley
1 week ago
Chris Petersen, Washington Huskies Football
The Pac-12 has experienced its share of turnover in the coaching ranks in recent years, but the two names at the top -- Washington's Chris Petersen and Stanford's David Shaw -- have't changed and remain among the best in the nation....
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
College Football coach Willie Taggart
College football scheduling lacking complete uniformity is one of the sport's beautiful quirks, or a frustrating point of contention, depending on your perspective. The fact that teams within the same conference can play very different slates...
Kyle Kensing
1 week ago
Mike Epstein, Illinois Football
Improvement has been tough to find in Lovie Smith's two seasons at Illinois. The Fighting Illini have won just five games in that span and finished without a win in Big Ten play last year. Smith has played a ton of young players, and the hope...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Ulysees Gilbert, Akron Football
The Akron Zips probably made prime time a year before they were truly ready in 2017. They won a weak MAC East Division but were hammered by Toledo in the MAC Championship Game and by Florida Atlantic in the Boca Raton Bowl. Winning another division...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Jon Wassink, Western Michigan Football
Western Michigan's offense will have a new play caller this season -- second-year head coach Tim Lester is taking the reins after Kevin Johns left to be the OC at Texas Tech. Lester is thrilled to be calling plays again. "I don't think...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Kwadra Griggs, Southern Miss Football
For years Southern Miss was a beacon of stability. But most of the past decade has been defined by volatility, and despite winning records in each of coach Jay Hopson's first two seasons, it's been hard to predict which team will show up on...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Ben Hicks, SMU Football
SMU is coming off its first bowl appearance in five years, so the framework is set. The Mustangs' success in the AAC will depend heavily on junior quarterback Ben Hicks grasping the nuances of new coach Sonny Dykes' Air Raid scheme....
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Sam Houston State WR Nathan Stewart
The best players in FCS college football are all about lifting their teams -- week after week.   An impressive 24 of the 27 players on Athlon's FCS Preseason All-America Team led their respective teams to a winning season last year. One...
Craig Haley
1 week ago
Oklahoma Sooners College Football
The Oklahoma Sooners rumbled through a daunting slate of regular-season games and the revived Big 12 title game in 2017 to earn a spot in the College Football Playoff. Lincoln Riley and his staff are facing some serious challenges to repeating...
Allen Kenney
1 week ago
Iowa Hawkeyes College Football
The Big Ten West Division is starting to get pretty interesting, and the Iowa Hawkeyes sit right in the thick of things once again. Wisconsin has reigned supreme in the division the last couple of years, but Iowa is not far removed from an...
Kevin McGuire
1 week ago
Ole Miss Rebels QB Jordan Ta'amu
There won't be any tune-up for Ole Miss this season as the Rebels open the year in Houston against Texas Tech in an intriguing SEC vs. Big 12 matchup. This year's schedule features seven homes games, including contests against Alabama,...
Elton Hayes
1 week ago
Dabo Swinney, Clemson Tigers Football
It's tough to rank the ACC coaches prior to the 2018 college football season. When Boston College's Steve Addazio, Syracuse's Dino Babers and Pitt's Pat Narduzzi rank at the bottom of the list, that's a good sign of how deep the...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Nebraska Cornhuskers WR Jordan Westerkamp
While Nebraska football's culture may be taking a step back to its championship-winning roots with Scott Frost at the head of the program, its offense will be rapidly evolving.   The spread offense has been a part of Husker lore...
Brandon Cavanaugh
1 week ago
Jonathan Banks, Tulane Football
Coach Willie Fritz has the Tulane football program moving in the right direction in the AAC, and anything short of a bowl bid in his third year will be a disappointment. Tulane came an inch shy in 2017, finishing 5-7 when a replay official...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Anthony Johnson, Buffalo Football
Buffalo was one of three 6-6 teams that didn't receive a postseason invitation. Their six losses came by a combined 29 points, and the largest was a 10-point defeat at Minnesota in the opener. Heightened expectations for the Bulls begin with...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Gus Ragland, Miami (Ohio) Football
After bouncing back from a 0-6 start to finish 6-6 and earn a bowl bid in 2016, the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks took a step back with a 5-7 record in 2017. Four of their losses were by five points or fewer and were the result of critical Miami mistakes....
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Blessuan Austin, Rutgers Football
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights took a step forward in Chris Ash's second season. After a 2-10 record in his debut, Rutgers doubled its win total to four and won three Big Ten games. Ash has the program on the right track, but improving on last...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Tanner Mangum, BYU Football
Kalani Sitake took steps to address last year's disappointing 4-9 record -- the worst at BYU since 1970. The main culprit in last season's slide was an offense that averaged just 17.1 points per game. Veteran offensive line coach Jeff...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago

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