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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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months ago
Jake Browning, Washington Huskies Football
Washington claimed the Pac-12 title and a CFB Playoff berth last season, and despite some key personnel departures, coach Chris Petersen’s team isn’t fading from the top of the league in 2017. The Huskies are a slight favorite over USC...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Brett Rypien, Boise State Broncos Football
San Diego State has claimed back-to-back Mountain West titles, and coach Rocky Long’s team begins 2017 in great shape to repeat. The Aztecs should be solid on defense once again, with the offense expected to lean heavily on the one-two punch...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Kamari Cotton-Moya, Iowa State Football
Matt Campbell won just three games in his first season as Iowa State’s head coach, but there’s no question the Cylcones are headed in the right direction. This team was competitive regardless of the competition over the second half...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Ed Oliver, Houston Football
After two successful seasons under Tom Herman, it’s up to former offensive coordinator Major Applewhite to maintain Houston's upward trajectory. Applewhite has plenty of pieces returning on offense, but he’ll have a new quarterback...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Michael Gallup, Colorado State Football
Colorado State went 7-6 in head coach Mike Bobo’s second season, but the Rams could be poised to contend in the Mountain West Mountain Division this fall. The offense returns plenty of firepower while the defense brings back eight starters...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Ty Johnson, Maryland Football
Maryland went to a bowl game in head coach DJ Durkin’s first season, but can the Terrapins take that next step this fall? Six starters return on both sides of the ball, including some offensive weapons and defensive playmakers, but the talent...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Zach Abey, Navy Football
Navy won nine games last season and played in the American Athletic Conference Championship Game but it was losses to Air Force and Army that defined the Midshipmen’s campaign. The focus for head coach Ken Niumatalolo is recapturing the...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Mike Schmidt's and Jerry Remy's Comments Are Disappointing to Fans and the League
Though different words were used and in somewhat different contexts, two men with close ties to MLB made distasteful and arguably racist remarks yesterday about the culture that so often is a point of pride in baseball.   In an interview...
Juan Jose Rodriguez
5 months ago
Damarea Crockett, Missouri Football
Missouri won just four games in Barry Odom’s first season as head coach and it could be another tough three months for Tigers fans. The offense has 10 starters returning and should be even better in 2017, but unless a defense that ranked...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago

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