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Micah Kiser, Virginia Football
Nothing went right for head coach Bronco Mendenhall in his first season at Virginia, begining with an opening home loss to FCS member Richmond. The Cavaliers stumbled to 2-10 as both sides of the ball struggled mightily. Mendenhall has experience...
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1 week ago
Justice Hansen, Arkansas State Football
Arkansas State claimed a share of the Sun Belt championship last season and finished off an 8-5 season with a win in the Cure Bowl over UCF. The Red Wolves have developed into one of the Sun Belt’s top teams under head coach Blake Anderson,...
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1 week ago
Quentin Poling, Ohio Football
Ohio is the defending MAC East champion and figures to be in the mix again this fall. The Bobcats return six starters on offense and will likely lean on the running game with uncertainly surrounding quarterback and the receiving corps. The defense...
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1 week ago
Markell Jones, Purdue Football
There’s plenty of excitement around Purdue with Jeff Brohm taking over as head coach after Darrell Hazell’s disastrous tenure. Brohm has the quarterback and running game needed to make his high-powered offense work, but the offensive...
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1 week ago
Jarvion Franklin, Western Michigan Football
P.J. Fleck is now in Minnesota, but that’s not the only piece Western Michigan must replace from its 13-1 MAC title-winning team whose only loss came to Wisconsin in the Cotton Bowl. The Broncos also will have to find a new No. 1 target and...
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1 week ago
Courtland Sutton, SMU Football
SMU more than doubled its win total (from two to five) in head coach Chad Morris’ second season, but back-to-back losses at the end ruined a shot at a bowl game. The Mustangs are aiming for at least six wins this fall and the offense has a...
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1 week ago
Ryquell Armstead, Temple Football
It’s a new beginning for Temple, with former Florida defensive coordinator Geoff Collins taking over as head coach for the departed Matt Rhule. But the changes go beyond the coaching staff, as only eight total starters return, resulting in...
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1 week ago
Ahmad Bradshaw, Kell Walker, Army West Point Football
Army West Point played in (and won) its first bowl game since 2010, but last season will be known more for the long-awaited victory over Navy. A bulk of the nation’s second-ranked rushing attack returns and will get the luxury of running...
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1 week ago
Shaquem Griffin, UCF Football
UCF went 6-7 in head coach Scott Frost’s debut, which is impressive considering he took over a team that didn’t win a single game in 2015. What Frost and the Knights do for an encore likely depends on the progress the offense makes....
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1 week ago
Lamar Jackson, Louisville Football
A Heisman Trophy winner with unfinished business? That’s the situation Lamar Jackson finds himself in this season. Jackson had one of the most statistically dominant campaigns in college football history, but a late slump left him and his...
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1 week ago
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...
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1 week 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...
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1 week 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...
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1 week 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...
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1 week 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...
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1 week 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,...
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1 week 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’...
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1 week 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...
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2 weeks 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...
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2 weeks 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...
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2 weeks 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...
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2 weeks 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...
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2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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...
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2 weeks 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
2 weeks ago

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