College Football Articles

Nebraska enters Year 3 of the Mike Riley era looking to contend for the Big Ten West title. But the Big Ten schedule makers did the Cornhuskers few favors in 2017.   The Huskers' crossover opponents from the East this year are arguably...
Matt Fortuna
3 weeks ago
Kenny Hill, TCU Football
TCU’s offense may lean more on the running game in 2017 because of quarterback Kenny Hill’s struggles last year and questions about the wide receiver corps. On defense, head coach Gary Patterson put a priority on getting bigger up front...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
The most decorated wide receiver in the FCS history has caught on in the NFL, but the depth behind Eastern Washington legend Cooper Kupp continues to be outstanding.   There were 19 1,000-yard receivers in the subdivision last season...
Craig Haley
3 weeks ago
Qadree Ollison, Pittsburgh Football
Pittsburgh beat a pair of conference champions (Clemson, Penn State) last season, but the 2017 Panthers are going to look a lot different. More than half of the starting lineup is gone as the offense will be led by a graduate transfer quarterback...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Dan Mullen, Mississippi State Football
Mississippi State won just five games in the regular season but still went bowling thanks to the team's good grades. These Bulldogs shouldn’t have to worry about bowl eligibility this fall, as head coach Dan Mullen has dual-threat...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Dre Greenlaw, Arkansas Football
Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema is turning to former Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads to turn around a defense that got gashed repeatedly on the ground last season. Rhoads has some pieces to work with, especially in the secondary, but the unit as...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Dabo Swinney
Predictions for any FBS conference and all 130 college football teams are an inexact science. Some teams are just a bigger mystery than others or a hard program to get a read on for the upcoming year. Coaching changes, transfers, players returning...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
Mike Leach, Washington State Football
Washington State has been a program on the rise in recent years and with prolific quarterback Luke Falk back, the Cougars should be in the mix in the Pac-12 North once again. As impressive as Falk has been, Washington State also has a surprisingly...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
The all-time rushing lead in the FCS may change in 2017. What won’t be new is the high level of talent among running backs in the subdivision.   Football is a passing game today, but teams that have a bell cow in the backfield –...
Craig Haley
3 weeks ago
Ryan Finley, NC State Football
NC State went just 7-6 last season, but hung tough and almost beat Clemson and Florida State. Now head coach Dave Doeren is hoping a veteran team can put together a breakthrough in his fifth season leading the Wolfpack. The starting lineup is...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Trace McSorley
After making a surprise run to a Big Ten championship in 2016, Penn State is no longer a team flying under the radar. In 2017, the Nittany Lions will be put in a position to be considered a favorite on a regular basis, including in some big games...
Kevin McGuire
3 weeks ago
Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia Football
West Virginia put together its best season under head coach Dana Holgorsen in 2016, winning 10 games and finishing tied for second in the Big 12. If WVU is going to repeat that success, however, it will need several new faces to step up with just...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
It goes without saying that you need a good quarterback in order to be a successful college football team. While it may not wholly determine a team’s success each season if they have a quality signal-caller behind center, one doesn’t...
Bryan Fischer
3 weeks ago
Nick Saban, Alabama Football
After dominating the opposition through the first 14 games, Alabama came up short late against Clemson in the College Football Playoff Championship Game. That Crimson Tide team also lost 10 players to the NFL, but don’t shed any tears for...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Urban Meyer, Ohio State Football
Ohio State’s somewhat controversial inclusion in the College Football Playoff last season ended with a thud. However, it could be that the Buckeyes were just a year ahead of schedule. Three-fourths of a rock-solid secondary and the nation...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Jimbo Fisher, Florida State Football
Florida State lost its all-time leading rusher, an All-American pass rusher and several other key pieces, but the Seminoles seem positioned to dethrone Clemson in the ACC and contend for another national title. A lot of the offensive burden will...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Chris Petersen, Washington Football
Washington was hit hard by NFL departures, but the Huskies have plenty of talent on the roster as they look to not just only defend their Pac-12 title, but get back to the College Football Playoff. Quarterback Jake Browning and a potent one-two...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Cameron Smith, USC Football
USC enters this season one of the hottest teams in the country after winning nine in a row to close out 2016, including a thrilling comeback victory in the Rose Bowl over Penn State. Expectations are high for the Trojans once again thanks to...
Athlon Sports
4 weeks ago
James Franklin, Penn State Football
Penn State may have been a surprise Big Ten champion last year, but the Nittany Lions aren’t sneaking up on anyone in 2017. The offense returns every starter but one while the defense brings back plenty of experience as well. Ohio State will...
Athlon Sports
4 weeks ago
Dabo Swinney, Clemson Football
The defending national champions will look different, but that doesn’t mean Clemson’s not a threat to repeat. Dabo Swinney and his coaching staff have done an incredible job of building a deep roster, as the Tigers return 12 starters...
Athlon Sports
4 weeks ago
NCAA Top 25 Quarterback Rankings
In recent weeks we've seen some of last season's top quarterbacks selected in the NFL Draft, while others set out preparing for the college football season ahead. To help you better understand this year's...
Juan Jose Rodriguez
4 weeks ago
Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma Sooners Football
Oklahoma returns just about everyone on offense, including Heisman Trophy contender Baker Mayfield, as the Sooners look to make it three Big 12 titles in a row. Mayfield will need a new No. 1 target and the backfield is unproven, but a veteran...
Athlon Sports
4 weeks ago
Gus Malzahn, Auburn Football
Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn is hoping that a new offensive coordinator and a new quarterback are just what the Tigers need to help them take that next step and emerge as a threat to Alabama in the SEC West. The good news is they will have ...
Athlon Sports
4 weeks ago
Jim Harbaugh, Michigan Football
Jim Harbaugh has turned Michigan into a recruiting force, and that’s a good thing considering all the talent the Wolverines are replacing. A total of just six starters are back with only one of those being on defense. Harbaugh does have a...
Athlon Sports
4 weeks ago
Brandon Silvers
Appalachian State, Arkansas State and Troy are projected as the clear frontrunners in the Sun Belt this year, and these three teams comprise a huge part of the 2017 All-Sun Belt team. The Mountaineers lead the way with 15 selections, while the...
Steven Lassan
4 weeks ago

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