College Football Articles

Quay Johnson, East Carolina Football
East Carolina head coach Scottie Montgomery’s debut got off to a great start with back-to-back wins. Unfortunately that was followed by five straight losses as the Pirates would win only one more game and finished 3-9 and tied for last place...
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1 month ago
Joshua Moon, Georgia Southern Football
Georgia Southern went 5-7 in Tyson Summers’ debut as head coach, which was labeled a disappointment considering all the experience he inherited. Now all those players are gone, as the Eagles return just seven starters. A new offensive...
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1 month ago
Mark Hudspeth, Louisiana Football
Louisiana made yet another season-ending trip to the New Orleans Bowl despite having an offense that ranked near the bottom of the FBS in both yards and points per game. If the Ragin’ Cajuns want to get back to contending in the Sun Belt...
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1 month ago
Ulysses Gilbert, Akron Football
Akron went 5-7 last season but wasn't far off from playing in a bowl game contending for another winning record. Terry Bowden’s team came up short in large part because of an injury to its quarterback, an inability to run the ball and a...
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1 month ago
Kishawn McClain, North Texas Football
North Texas improved its win total by four games going 5-8 in head coach Seth Littrell’s debut, and wound up in a bowl game thanks to the team’s APR scores. Now with a contract extension in hand, what do Littrell and the Mean Green have...
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1 month ago
Chase Litton, Marshall Football
After winning 33 games and going 3-0 in bowls from 2013-15, the bottom dropped out for Marshall as the Thundering Herd stumbled to 3-9 last season. A combination of injuries, a lack of offense and little defense saw Doc Holliday’s team put...
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1 month ago
Corey Willis, Central Michigan Football
Central Michigan struggled against MAC teams last season, as a 3-5 record in conference play resulted in a 6-7 finish. Head coach John Bonamego is hoping to turn things around this fall while leading the Chippewas to a third straight bowl game. A...
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1 month ago
Devonte Boyd, UNLV Football
UNLV has made incremental improvement under head coach Tony Sanchez, as the Rebels went from three wins in 2015 to four last season. So are five victories (or more) realistic this fall? Sanchez has eight starters returning from an offense that was...
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1 month ago
Matt Linehan, Idaho Football
Idaho will transition back to the FCS after this season, which is interesting timing considering the Vandals are coming off of their most successful season as a FBS member. After winning nine games, including the Potato Bowl over Colorado State,...
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1 month ago
Darrell Songy, South Alabama Football
South Alabama went 6-7 last season, but the Jaguars played in a bowl game for the second time in three years and also claimed victories over Mississippi State from the SEC and Mountain West champion San Diego State. The problem for head coach Joey...
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1 month ago
Brogan Roback, Eastern Michigan Football
Eastern Michigan played in a bowl game last season for the first time in nearly three decades, the clearest sign yet that head coach Chris Creighton has this program going in the right direction. But can the Eagles take the next step this fall?...
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Arkeel Newsome, Connecticut Football
A familiar face is back in Storrs, as Randy Edsall returns for his second stint as Connecticut’s head coach. Edsall left UConn for Maryland after leading the Huskies to a share of the Big East title and a berth in the Fiesta Bowl in 2010 and...
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1 month ago
Jimbo Fisher
After winning five straight games to close 2016, including a thrilling 33-32 Orange Bowl victory over Michigan, Florida State is expected by many to pick up where it left off. All-Americans like running back Dalvin Cook and defensive end DeMarcus...
Mike Ferguson
1 month ago
M.J. Stewart
In college football, you can have a difficult schedule because you play some of the top-ranked teams in the land. But you can also have a difficult slate by facing quality opponents each week with very few easy games during the course of the year...
Jon Kinne
1 month ago
Dontrell Hilliard, Tulane Football
Tulane went 4-8 in head coach Willie Fritz’ first season and the Green Wave should be even better this fall now that everyone has had a full year together. This should especially be the case on offense, as Fritz is hoping for better execution...
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1 month ago
Jordan Huff, Northern Illinois Football
Northern Illinois found itself in unfamiliar territory last season as the Huskies finished 5-7 and didn’t go to a bowl game for the first time since 2008. Injuries, especially at the quarterback position, have been an issue for Rod Carey...
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1 month ago
Devin Singletary, Florida Atlantic Football
Regardless of how many games Florida Atlantic wins this season all eyes will be on the Owls with Lane Kiffin as head coach. Kiffin has made his return a family affair while also bringing in an offensive coordinator who is no stranger to controversy...
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1 month ago
Kent Myers, Utah State Football
Utah State’s impressive streak of six consecutive bowl appearances came to an end last season, as the Aggies stumbled to 3-9. Getting back to the postseason could be a difficult task for head coach Matt Wells and company with only eight...
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1 month ago
Garrett Hughes, New Mexico Football
New Mexico’s steady improvement under head coach Bob Davie reached a new level last season as the Lobos went 9-4, tied for first in the Mountain West Mountain Division, and beat UTSA in the New Mexico Bowl to close the campaign out. The Lobos...
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1 month ago
Mark Walton
Since joining the ACC in 2004, the Miami Hurricanes have yet to win a conference championship, let alone the ACC Coastal Division. Last season, Virginia Tech claimed the Coastal, the Hokies’ sixth division title since they also joined the...
Antwan Staley
1 month ago
Devin Gray, Cincinnati Football
A 4-8 finish led to Tommy Tuberville resigning as Cincinnati’s head coach and the Bearcats hiring Luke Fickell as his replacement. Fickell worked under Jim Tressel and then Urban Meyer at Ohio State and is looking to re-energize a program...
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Josiah Tauaefa, UTSA Football
Frank Wilson made quite the splash with UTSA in his debut season, leading the Roadrunners to their first bowl game. This team is positioned to take yet another step forward this fall with 13 starters returning. If the offensive line can improve,...
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Ito Smith, Southern Miss Football
Southern Miss was expected to contend for a Conference USA championship last season, but instead had to win its last two games to finish above .500. This season will be one of transition for head coach Jay Hopson, who will be breaking in a new...
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1 month ago
Lovie Smith, Illinois Football
It was not a great debut for Illinois head coach Lovie Smith, as the Fighting Illini saw their win total drop from five in 2015 to just two while the offense and defense both took steps backwards. To add to the challenge facing Smith, he has a...
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1 month ago
Janarion Grant, Rutgers Football
Rutgers won two games in head coach Chris Ash’s debut but lost 10 others by an average margin of nearly 31 points per contest. The Scarlet Knights went winless in Big Ten play, as they were shut out four times by division opponents. A...
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