College Football Articles

Chris Petersen
Expectations at their current level have not faced the Washington Huskies in quite some time. Chris Petersen’s squad checks in at No. 11 in the Athlon Sports preseason Top 25, tops among Pac-12 teams.   Related: Washington Huskies 2016...
Kyle Kensing
1 year ago
Nick Saban
Success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Tom Herman
Year one for Tom Herman as a head coach could not have gone too much better than it did in 2015. In his first job as a head coach, Herman led the Houston Cougars to a 11-1 record in the regular season, a victory in the first American Athletic...
Kevin McGuire
1 year ago
Jimbo Fisher
Success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Quarterback Carson Wentz has perhaps changed the public’s perception of FCS players, although NFL teams already knew about the talent.   FCS schools have been averaging about 18 selections per draft over the last decade and there...
Craig Haley
1 year ago
Larry Rose
The popularity and obsession of the big boys in college football - the Power 5 - has continued to rise. But there still are some very elite football players at the second tier of the FBS rankings - the Group of 5. The Group of 5 term refers to...
Lance Dozier
1 year ago
Charles Barkley has an opinion on literally everything, and apparently people aren't tired of hearing it.   On ESPN Radio's "Russillo & Kanell" the NBA analyst talked about basketball, but still found time to talk...
Jasmine Watkins
1 year ago
Clay Helton
The USC Trojans are an oddity; college football’s version of Schrödinger's cat, if you will. Until they’ve played the game, it’s impossible to tell whether the team spirit and effort is alive or dead. It also makes them an...
Josh Webb
1 year ago
Mitch Tribusky
Larry Fedora seems to be really building something special in Chapel Hill. In a world devoted to the ball that bounces from November to April, the Tar Heels football coach generated considerable interest in his team by winning the Coastal Division...
Jon Kinne
1 year ago
College Football Top 25
Spring practice is over. The NFL Draft has come and gone. National Signing Day seems like it was eons ago. This is the time when the longest offseason in major sports is its most grueling. This is also when optimism flourishes, when no team...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
College Football
Braden Gall and Steven Lassan break down every single team in the Athlon Sports Preseason Top 25.   - How deep is the Pac-12 and how many teams could legitimately win the title? And will the "surprise" conference champ make...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Brandon Harris
Kickoff for the 2016 college football season is still over 100 days away, but it’s never too early to start thinking about rankings, predictions and previews for the upcoming year. For most college football fans, one of the annual traditions...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
2016 Covers
The moment we’ve been waiting for all year is here: The arrival of the Athlon Sports’ 2016 college football preview magazines. We’ve been working since the end of last season to get you ready for 2016, and now you can purchase all...
David Fox
1 year ago
Mike Riley
Hidden inside Nebraska’s 2015 6-7 record is the belief that Mike Riley’s offense can’t get the job done — period. The term “pro style” doesn’t play well in some areas of Husker Nation. Everywhere Cornhusker...
Brandon Cavanaugh
1 year ago
Patrick Mahomes
The Big 12 is home to some of the nation’s top quarterbacks in 2016. Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield, Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes, Baylor’s Seth Russell and Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph headline a top-heavy group of...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Nick Mullens
The popularity and obsession of the big boys in college football - the Power 5 - has continued to rise. But there still are some very elite football players at the second tier of the FBS rankings - the Group of 5. The Group of 5 term refers to...
Lance Dozier
1 year ago
Donnel Pumphrey
The popularity and obsession of the big boys in college football - the Power 5 - has continued to rise. But there still are some very elite football players at the second tier of the FBS rankings - the Group of 5. The Group of 5 term refers to...
Lance Dozier
1 year ago
The year was 1982 and everyone had a pair of Jesus Jeans (I'm guessing)... including a young Mark Richt.   The then-student at University of Miami starred in a commercial for the popular jean company. Word on the street is that Richt...
Jasmine Watkins
1 year ago
Luke Falk
The Pac-12 is known for producing its share of high-scoring offenses and standout quarterbacks. And the conference certainly isn’t hurting for talent under center in 2016, as Washington State’s Luke Falk and UCLA’s Josh Rosen...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Will Muschamp
South Carolina comes into the 2016 season off an ugly showing last year. The Gamecocks finished 3-9 with losses in seven of their last eight games (including a loss to The Citadel at home). But the team did at least show some signs of progress down...
Cody McClure
1 year ago
FCS teams upsetting FBS programs have come to be one of the leading storylines early in a college football season. Over the first few weekends, Cinderella fires up fans as if it’s March.   Three years ago, FCS teams took down FBS...
Craig Haley
1 year ago
After a roller coaster of a season that had USC going through a coaching change, rebounding to win the Pac-12 South Division and finish with a loss to Wisconsin in the Holiday Bowl, the Trojans are hoping for some stability and a return to normalcy...
Josh Webb
1 year ago
It's been a long-standing tradition at Nebraska home football games for balloons to be released after the team's first score. One guy is trying to put a stop to that.   According to the Omaha World-Herald, a local man by the...
Jasmine Watkins
1 year ago
J.T. Barrett
The quarterback position in the Big Ten is filled with uncertainty in 2016. Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett and Iowa’s C.J. Beathard are easily the league’s top options, but the question marks begin at No. 3. Nebraska’s Tommy...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Marlon Mack
The popularity and obsession of the big boys in college football - the Power 5 - has continued to rise. But there still are some very elite football players at the second tier of the FBS rankings - the Group of 5. The Group of 5 term refers to...
Lance Dozier
1 year ago

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