College Football Articles

Daniel Jones, Duke Football
After leading Duke to four straight bowl games, head coach David Cutcliffe’s Blue Devils stumbled to a 4-8 record last season. There could be a potential rebound thanks to the emergence of a young quarterback, but the defensive outlook is...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Rashaad Penny, San Diego State Football
San Diego State has consistently been one of the Mountain West’s top teams under head coach Rocky Long and is coming off of back-to-back conference titles. The Aztecs will remain a threat once again, but will look different after the...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Jake Browning, Washington Huskies Football
Washington claimed the Pac-12 title and a CFB Playoff berth last season, and despite some key personnel departures, coach Chris Petersen’s team isn’t fading from the top of the league in 2017. The Huskies are a slight favorite over USC...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
Brett Rypien, Boise State Broncos Football
San Diego State has claimed back-to-back Mountain West titles, and coach Rocky Long’s team begins 2017 in great shape to repeat. The Aztecs should be solid on defense once again, with the offense expected to lean heavily on the one-two punch...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
Kamari Cotton-Moya, Iowa State Football
Matt Campbell won just three games in his first season as Iowa State’s head coach, but there’s no question the Cylcones are headed in the right direction. This team was competitive regardless of the competition over the second half...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Arden Key
When the 2017 college football season kicks off for LSU against BYU on Sept. 2 in Houston, a new season will bring new life to the program under the leadership of head coach Ed Orgeron.   And Orgeron used the offseason to erase any doubt...
Ryan Wright
2 weeks ago
Ed Oliver, Houston Football
After two successful seasons under Tom Herman, it’s up to former offensive coordinator Major Applewhite to maintain Houston's upward trajectory. Applewhite has plenty of pieces returning on offense, but he’ll have a new quarterback...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Michael Gallup, Colorado State Football
Colorado State went 7-6 in head coach Mike Bobo’s second season, but the Rams could be poised to contend in the Mountain West Mountain Division this fall. The offense returns plenty of firepower while the defense brings back eight starters...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Ty Johnson, Maryland Football
Maryland went to a bowl game in head coach DJ Durkin’s first season, but can the Terrapins take that next step this fall? Six starters return on both sides of the ball, including some offensive weapons and defensive playmakers, but the talent...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Zach Abey, Navy Football
Navy won nine games last season and played in the American Athletic Conference Championship Game but it was losses to Air Force and Army that defined the Midshipmen’s campaign. The focus for head coach Ken Niumatalolo is recapturing the...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Bob Stoops
College football will not be the same with the retirement of Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops. Formerly the longest tenured head coach in the FBS, Stoops announced his retirement on Wednesday saying, “the timing is perfect to hand over the...
Aaron Tallent
2 weeks ago
Bob Stoops is reportedly leaving the Oklahoma football program.   According to newsok.com, the Sooners coach plans to tell the team he is retiring and offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley will take over as head coach.   ...
Jasmine Watkins
2 weeks ago
Damarea Crockett, Missouri Football
Missouri won just four games in Barry Odom’s first season as head coach and it could be another tough three months for Tigers fans. The offense has 10 starters returning and should be even better in 2017, but unless a defense that ranked...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Nick Westbrook, Indiana Football
Indiana went to a bowl game last season, but still made a coaching change, as defensive coordinator Tom Allen has replaced Kevin Wilson, who was fired, as head coach. Allen got the job in part for the Hoosiers’ significant improvement on...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
N’Keal Harry, Arizona State Football
Arizona State enters an important season under head coach Todd Graham. After going 5-7 and missing out on a bowl game for the first time in five seasons, Graham and the Sun Devils are in many ways starting over. A new offensive coordinator is...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Logan Woodside, Toledo Rockets football
Ohio, Western Michigan, Miami and Toledo finished 2016 as the top teams in the MAC, and all four should be near the top of the standings in the 2017 predictions. The Broncos have some significant personnel losses to address, but new coach Tim...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
Which teams would be out of the FCS playoff field is almost as big as which ones are projected to be in this year’s 24-team field.   There are plenty of contenders.   The start of the second season over Thanksgiving weekend is a...
Craig Haley
2 weeks ago
Nick Saban
FCS football is fun and features plenty of talent. Games against FBS opponents can serve purposes, as they are oftentimes displays of in-state support and, of course, are big paydays that FCS programs need to survive.   But some games just...
Matt Fortuna
2 weeks ago
J.T. Barrett, Ohio State Football
The Big Ten had a top-heavy 2016 season, as four teams finished inside of the top 10, Ohio State earned a CFB Playoff spot, and Penn State fell just short of reaching the top four after defeating Wisconsin in the conference title game. Fast forward...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
Duke Ejiofor, Wake Forest Football
Wake Forest went to and won a bowl game last season, but it could be tough to pull off a repeat of either feat this fall. The Demon Deacons remain a relatively young team and depth is at a premium, so the key players must stay healthy. The offense...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Riley Ferguson, Memphis Football
Memphis has played in three straight bowls as Mike Norvell maintained the success the Tigers had under previous head coach Justin Fuente. Now in his second season, Norvell has 14 starters returning and an eye on a potential American Athletic...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Shannon Brooks, Minnesota Football
The P.J. Fleck era in Minnesota is ready to begin and while the future may look bright in Minneapolis, some growing pains should be expected this fall. After all, the Golden Gophers went 9-4 and won the Holiday Bowl last season. Fleck does inherit...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Mark Dantonio, Michigan State Spartans
Pretty much everything that could have gone wrong last season did for Michigan State, as the Spartans tumbled all the way to 3-9 and just a game ahead of winless Rutgers for last place in the Big Ten East. Spartan fans should expect a bounce back...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Kyle Shurmur, Vanderbilt Football
Big wins in its last two games sent Vanderbilt and head coach Derek Mason to a bowl game for the first time in three seasons. Now the challenge is to sustain that success. Mason has 15 starters returning, including his record-setting running back,...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Taylor Lamb, Appalachian State Football
A familiar trio of teams leads the way in Sun Belt football predictions for 2017. Appalachian State, Arkansas State and Troy were the league’s top three teams last year and begin this season at the top of Athlon’s projections. Just...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago

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