College Football Articles

Tony Reid, Miami RedHawks Football
It was a tale of two halves for the Miami RedHawks last season. After losing the first six games, head coach Chuck Martin’s team completely turned things around reeling off six straight wins to earn the program’s first bowl appearance...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
From the way the 2016 college football season concluded for the Ohio State Buckeyes, with a 31-0 trouncing by the eventual national champion Clemson Tigers, one might think that Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer and his team are entering the 2017...
Chip Minnich
1 month ago
Tim McVey, Air Force Football
Air Force won 10 games for the second time in three seasons in 2016 but is tasked with replacing a ton of experience. Head coach Troy Calhoun appears to have the perfect quarterback to run his option-based offense, but the Falcons will need to come...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Christian Wilkins
Projecting wins and losses before any college football season is a difficult endeavor.   For example, in 2016, who would have predicted that Clemson’s toughest challenges on the way to a national title would be Pittsburgh and NC State...
Jon Kinne
1 month ago
Demetris Robertson, California Football
Simply put, California is starting over. New head coach Justin Wilcox has been given the task of rebuilding a program that stagnated under Sonny Dykes. Growing pains should be expected not only because of the coaching transition, but also due to...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Brent Stockstill, Middle Tennessee Football
Middle Tennessee’s father-son, head coach-quarterback combination should produce plenty of points for the Blue Raiders. While the running game is a question mark, there are weapons galore for MTSU to have one of the nation’s most potent...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
D'Angelo Brewer, Tulsa Football
Tulsa blew the doors off others’ expectations last season, going 10-3 in head coach Philip Montgomery’s second season. Unfortunately, a lot of firepower from one of the nation’s most productive offenses has to be replaced. The...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Mike White, WKU Football
Jeff Brohm left for Purdue so WKU has turned to former offensive coordinator Mike Sanford to keep things going. The Hilltoppers are the defending Conference USA champions and are a threat to repeat. Sanford’s offense is set at quarterback but...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Josh Allen, Wyoming Football
In head coach Craig Bohl’s third year, Wyoming surprised many by going 6-2 in Mountain West play and earning a spot in the conference championship game. The Cowboys have a quarterback that NFL scouts are going to pay close to attention to,...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Jarred Craft, Louisiana Tech Football
Louisiana Tech has won the Conference USA West Division two out of the past three seasons under head coach Skip Holtz. The Bulldogs have done so by and large thanks to a potent offense. Quarterback turnover hasn’t disrupted the offense’...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Harold Landry, Boston College Football
Boston College finished strong, winning its final two games to become bowl eligible and then beating Maryland in the Quick Lane Bowl. The heat isn’t completely off of head coach Steve Addazio, however, as the Eagles need to make significant...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Logan Woodside, Toledo Football
Head coach Jason Candle continued the success Toledo had enjoyed under his former boss and current Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell, as the Rockets won nine games last year. Candle returns most of the pieces to one of the nation’s most...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Brandon Silvers, Troy Football
Last season was a historic one for Troy, which won 10 games for the first time as a FBS program and made an appearance in the Top 25. The Trojans have plenty of pieces returning from that team, especially on offense, to try and accomplish the one...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Taylor Lamb, Appalachian State Football
Appalachian State was won 21 games over the past two seasons and could post double-digit victories yet again. The offense features plenty of weapons and experience up front while the defense doesn’t lack for playmakers on all three levels...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Rich Rodriguez, Arizona Football
After four straight winning seasons under Rich Rodriguez, Arizona cratered in 2016, going 3-9 overall and winning just one game in Pac-12 play. The Wildcats couldn’t score (24.8 ppg, 100th in the FBS) and couldn’t stop opponents from...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Gerard Wicks
Washington State has taken on a new identity within the Pac-12 after spending many seasons buried in the league cellar. The Cougars have won 17 games over the past two seasons and were in the mix for a division title until mid-November last season...
John Coon
1 month ago
Tanner Mangum
Coming off of a 9-4 season in Kalani Sitake’s first full year as the head coach, the BYU football program is excited about what lies ahead with Sitake in charge.   Sitake, who grew up a fan of BYU as a kid and eventually played for the...
Mitch Harper
1 month ago
Mark Richt’s first season with the Miami Hurricanes was a tale of streaks. Miami won its first four games of the 2016 season, only to lose the next four to Florida State, North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Notre Dame.   But the...
Antwan Staley
1 month ago
Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma Sooners Football
The race to win the Big 12 in 2017 took an interesting turn this offseason. Oklahoma is Athlon’s predicted champion, but the Sooners will be under the direction of new coach Lincoln Riley after Bob Stoops retired in June. Riley will continue...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Gary Andersen, Oregon State Football
Oregon State won only four games last season, but the Beavers’ progress in head coach Gary Andersen’s second season goes beyond just the wins and losses. Oregon State won its final two Pac-12 games and in the process identified some...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Mike White, WKU Football
Change is nothing new to Conference USA, but a familiar trio of teams top the list of contenders for this league in 2017. WKU has claimed back-to-back Conference USA titles and is a slight favorite over MTSU to win the East Division this fall. The...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech Football
After four uneven seasons, Kliff Kingsbury enters a critical campaign at Texas Tech. The Red Raiders are coming off of a 5-7 campaign, must replace one of program’s most prolific quarterbacks while fixing one of the nation’s most porous...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Zaire Franklin, Syracuse Football
Dino Babers’ first season at Syracuse produced just four wins as one of the nation’s most productive passing attacks couldn’t overcome one of the most generous defenses. The offense should continue to improve with nine returning...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
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
1 month 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
1 month ago

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