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College Football Top 25: Jalen Hurts, Alabama Crimson Tide Football
Weekly college football top 25 rankings are a big part of every season, and Athlon Sports will update its top 25 following the games each weekend. The first weekend of the 2017 season didn't disappoint. Alabama knocked off Florida State in...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Derrius Guice
The first-ever matchup between BYU and LSU was originally supposed to be played in NRG Stadium in Houston. But due to the tragic events from Hurricane Harvey in Texas, the game is now in New Orleans, less than 100 miles from LSU’s campus,...
Mitch Harper
2 months ago
College Football Picks: Jalen Hurts, Alabama Crimson Tide Football
Week 1 of the 2017 college football season features several intriguing matchups, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the opening weekend. A handful of games kick off the Week 1 slate on Thursday night,...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
All-Name Team College Football 2017
With 130 teams in the FBS and around 100 players on a roster, there are certainly some interesting names that pop-up throughout the course of production for Athlon's 2017 college football magazine.   We took a look through the...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Brent Stockstill, MTSU Blue Raiders Football
Week 1 of college football’s 2017 season features a hefty 87-game slate. Of course, even though it's tough to keep up with 87 games over a couple of days, we won’t complain about having college football back and games on every...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Nick Saban, Alabama Crimson Tide Football
College football’s long offseason is officially over. The 2017 season kicked off with a small, five-game slate of games for Week 0 on Saturday, Aug. 26. While the five contests provided an excellent appetizer, the season kicks into full...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Butch Pau’u
One of the challenges at BYU is consistently having depth. Every year, BYU is one of the highest in the country for attrition due to the various reasons players come and go in any given season.   The depth has improved under second-year...
Mitch Harper
2 months ago
Deondre Francois, Florida State Seminoles Football
The start of the 2017 college football season is just a day away with five games slated for Saturday, Aug. 26. The official Week 1 slate is packed with intriguing matchups, starting with games on Thursday, Aug. 31 and continuing to Monday,...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Sam Darnold, USC Trojans Football
Quarterback play is an essential part of every college football team’s hope for a national championship, CFB Playoff bid or simply getting to a bowl game. This position is difficult to project, but new stars emerge with the returning faces to...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Tanner Mangum
Year two of the Kalani Sitake era at BYU kicks off in front of a nationally televised ESPN audience against FCS foe Portland State, a member of the Big Sky Conference.   It’s not often an FBS team gets a chance to be on a national...
Mitch Harper
2 months ago
Dru Brown, Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Football
The five-game slate of college football’s first Saturday of action in the 2017 season doesn’t feature many marquee matchups, but the meeting between Hawaii and UMass at McGuirk Alumni Stadium could provide its share of fireworks. The...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Quinton Flowers, USF Bulls Football
The 2017 college football season officially gets underway on Saturday, August 26. The Week 0 slate is a little light, as just five games dot the schedule. However, there should be no shortage of storylines for fans on the opening Saturday of action...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
The 2017 college football season starts on Saturday, Aug. 26 and concludes in early January with the national championship in Atlanta, Ga. With kickoff right around the corner, it’s time to fill up your Twitter timelines with...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Jalen Hurts, Alabama Crimson Tide Football
The 2017 college football season is less than a week away, as the first games kick off on Saturday, Aug. 26. With the start of the 2017 season approaching, it’s time to go on record and finalize preseason predictions and picks. Athlon Sports...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Sony Michel and Nick Chubb, Georgia Bulldogs Football
The SEC is home to some of college football’s top talent at running back in 2017. Georgia, Alabama, Auburn and LSU each make an appearance in the top 30 running back tandems for the upcoming season. The Crimson Tide own the deepest depth...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Bradley Chubb, NC State Wolfpack Football
Making preseason predictions or assembling rankings for all 130 college football teams is never easy. After all, it’s impossible to be 100 percent accurate at the end of any season. The emergence of breakout players, injuries, bad luck...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Brian Kelly, Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football
Looking back at the preseason polls once a season has ended is like looking at an old yearbook before your high school reunion. I really thought that hair style looked good? And what’s with that shirt? What was I thinking?   I really...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama Crimson Tide Football
Finding and evaluating cornerbacks and safeties is one of the most difficult jobs for any college football coaching staff. Competition level and a variety of offenses in high school create a several obstacles in player evaluation....
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Roquan Smith, Georgia Bulldogs Football
Picking the top linebacker units in college football is no easy task. After all, schemes dictate how linebackers are used and the rise of spread offenses generally means more defensive backs on the field. Regardless of whether a scheme...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Christian Wilkins, Clemson Tigers Football
The rise of spread offenses and the different schemes teams face on a week-to-week basis in a college football season has altered how some defensive coordinators think. While some are placing more emphasis on building a secondary,...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Oklahoma Sooners Football
The offensive line is often the most overlooked position for any college football team. While the linemen in the trenches don’t get enough credit, they are often the most important piece to a successful offense. Flashy skill talent...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
James Washington, Oklahoma State Cowboys Football
The 2017 season features a significant amount of turnover at wide receiver, opening the door for new stars and breakout players to emerge this fall. However, despite some big names moving onto the NFL, there is a clear No. 1 receiver group...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Sony Michel and Nick Chubb, Georgia Bulldogs Football
While every college football team would prefer to have an established, superstar No. 1 running back, using a committee of options is the preferred approach to save wear and tear on the starter. Some teams prefer to split the carry...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
BYU Cougars Football
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Brian Kelly, Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago

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