College Football Articles

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
10 hours 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
10 hours 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
11 hours 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
11 hours ago
Kirby Smart, Georgia Football
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Athlon Sports
12 hours 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
5 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
5 days 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
5 days 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
5 days 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
5 days 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
5 days 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
5 days 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
5 days 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
6 days 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
6 days 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
6 days ago

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