College Football Articles

Tom Herman
College football’s 2016-17 coaching carousel featured 21 changes and several big-time hires. Texas (Tom Herman), Minnesota (P.J. Fleck), Oregon (Willie Taggart) and Purdue (Jeff Brohm) were just a few of the biggest winners from this year...
Steven Lassan
13 hours ago
Steven Montez
A Pac-12 championship can be won from the most unlikely of contributors. A breakout wild card star can emerge through a simple position change, like when Christian McCaffrey switched from receiver to running back between 2014 and '15. A first...
Kyle Kensing
18 hours ago
Baker Mayfield
An ongoing run of futility. A legend's last year? Bad defense.   One statistic can sum up a lot about a college football team. In the Big 12 this year, a successful season for each program could hinge on one key number, be it a...
Allen Kenney
19 hours ago
Alabama’s two toughest games are, almost without question, its first and last of the regular season.   None of us can wait any longer to finally see the Crimson Tide clash with Florida State. But what will that game mean for either...
Matt Fortuna
20 hours ago
Boise State Football
The Athlon Sports era began with the publication of our first SEC preview magazine in 1967, and the intervening half-century has brought so many seismic shifts to the college football landscape that we wonder if our founder, Jerry McCoin, would...
Athlon Sports
20 hours ago
Penn State Football
The Athlon Sports era began with the publication of our first SEC preview magazine in 1967, and the intervening half-century has brought so many seismic shifts to the college football landscape that we wonder if our founder, Jerry McCoin, would...
Athlon Sports
20 hours ago
ESPN College Football
The Athlon Sports era began with the publication of our first SEC preview magazine in 1967, and the intervening half-century has brought so many seismic shifts to the college football landscape that we wonder if our founder, Jerry McCoin, would...
Athlon Sports
20 hours ago
Rashan Gary
Every team has that one guy who needs to show up every week and get his job done at the highest level in order for his team to have success. Sometimes that player is simply the most talented one on the team, i.e. the quarterback. Other times, the...
J.P. Scott
21 hours ago
Tremaine Edmunds
Last year, on the way to the ACC Coastal Division championship, Virginia Tech had a favorable schedule. The Hokies did play two major powers (Tennessee and Notre Dame) in non-conference action, but they drew Coastal foe Miami at home and were ...
Jon Kinne
21 hours ago
Jake Browning
When Chris Petersen was introduced as Washington's head coach in December 2013, the longtime Boise State sideline general's arrival came with lofty expectations. Petersen started with a solid foundation at BSU, but took the Broncos to...
Kyle Kensing
1 day ago
Kamryn Pettway
The SEC is in need of a bounce-back season in 2017, specifically those of you located outside the state of Alabama, which appears to have two well-situated football programs after last season.   The rest? We’ll see. Six SEC teams...
Matt Fortuna
1 day ago
While the Tennessee Volunteers’ 2017 football schedule should be less taxing than the one they faced last season, there are still plenty of significant challenges on the slate.   For starters, the Vols must go on the road to face...
Rob McVey
1 day ago
Qadree Ollison
It is true that Clemson won the national title in large part because of their stars. Deshaun Watson and Mike Williams and Ben Boulware were big producers as well as being leaders for the Tigers.   But it is very rare for a player to arrive...
Jon Kinne
1 day ago
Kirby Smart, Georgia Football
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Athlon Sports
1 day ago
Each season brings a renewed sense of optimism to the college football landscape, but in College Station the Texas A&M Aggies will have their backs up against the wall from the opening kickoff. The pressure is squarely on head coach Kevin...
Ryan Wright
2 days ago
Bill Snyder, Kansas State Football
With Gary Patterson at TCU, Mike Gundy at Oklahoma State and Bill Snyder at Kansas State, the Big 12 is home to some of college football's top coaches. And the depth in the league improved over the offseason, as Texas hired Tom Herman to...
Steven Lassan
2 days ago
Nick Saban, Alabama Football
Ranking all 130 college football head coaches is an impossible task. But with the 2017 season right around the corner, Athlon Sports is continuing its countdown to Week 1 by evaluating all 130 coaches and ranking them from best to worst.  ...
Steven Lassan
2 days ago
Dabo Swinney
Looking into the crystal ball for the 2017 ACC season, you see many of the same teams at the top of the food chain.   Programs like Clemson, Florida State and Louisville in the Atlantic Division look to be the favorites again, while Miami...
Adam Kurkjian
2 days ago
Bob Stoops stunned the college football world in June when he stepped down at Oklahoma, leaving the Sooners in the hands of 33-year-old offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley.   As the shock wears off and talk turns to the outlook for the...
Allen Kenney
2 days ago
These recruits are getting younger and younger.   According to SB Nation, University of Nevada has offered 9-year-old Havon Finney Jr. a football scholarship. Former Louisville defensive back Mike Evans, who runs a training facility, ...
Jasmine Watkins
5 days ago
Keller Chryst
Football is a numbers game, as made evident in the Pac-12 Conference during the 2016 season. Statistics tell the stories of a fascinating season: Washington dominated with defense, USC engineered an impressive turnaround with offense and Colorado...
Kyle Kensing
5 days ago
Jesse Ertz
Following the shocking retirement of Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops and the revival of the conference championship game, the Big 12 is wide open in 2017. With a talented, veteran squad, momentum from a strong finish, and a manageable schedule, the...
Nicholas Ian Allen
5 days ago
Ryan Finley
NC State needed to win its regular season finale against bitter in-state rival North Carolina to become bowl eligible. Not only did the Wolfpack go on the road and defeat the Tar Heels 28-21, but they followed that up with a convincing 41-17...
Antwan Staley
5 days ago
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
6 days 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
6 days ago

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