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Dre Greenlaw, Arkansas Football
Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema is turning to former Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads to turn around a defense that got gashed repeatedly on the ground last season. Rhoads has some pieces to work with, especially in the secondary, but the unit as...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Dabo Swinney
Predictions for any FBS conference and all 130 college football teams are an inexact science. Some teams are just a bigger mystery than others or a hard program to get a read on for the upcoming year. Coaching changes, transfers, players returning...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
Mike Leach, Washington State Football
Washington State has been a program on the rise in recent years and with prolific quarterback Luke Falk back, the Cougars should be in the mix in the Pac-12 North once again. As impressive as Falk has been, Washington State also has a surprisingly...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Ryan Finley, NC State Football
NC State went just 7-6 last season, but hung tough and almost beat Clemson and Florida State. Now head coach Dave Doeren is hoping a veteran team can put together a breakthrough in his fifth season leading the Wolfpack. The starting lineup is...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia Football
West Virginia put together its best season under head coach Dana Holgorsen in 2016, winning 10 games and finishing tied for second in the Big 12. If WVU is going to repeat that success, however, it will need several new faces to step up with just...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Nick Saban, Alabama Football
After dominating the opposition through the first 14 games, Alabama came up short late against Clemson in the College Football Playoff Championship Game. That Crimson Tide team also lost 10 players to the NFL, but don’t shed any tears for...
Athlon Sports
4 weeks ago
Urban Meyer, Ohio State Football
Ohio State’s somewhat controversial inclusion in the College Football Playoff last season ended with a thud. However, it could be that the Buckeyes were just a year ahead of schedule. Three-fourths of a rock-solid secondary and the nation...
Athlon Sports
4 weeks ago
Jimbo Fisher, Florida State Football
Florida State lost its all-time leading rusher, an All-American pass rusher and several other key pieces, but the Seminoles seem positioned to dethrone Clemson in the ACC and contend for another national title. A lot of the offensive burden will...
Athlon Sports
4 weeks ago
Chris Petersen, Washington Football
Washington was hit hard by NFL departures, but the Huskies have plenty of talent on the roster as they look to not just only defend their Pac-12 title, but get back to the College Football Playoff. Quarterback Jake Browning and a potent one-two...
Athlon Sports
4 weeks ago
Cameron Smith, USC Football
USC enters this season one of the hottest teams in the country after winning nine in a row to close out 2016, including a thrilling comeback victory in the Rose Bowl over Penn State. Expectations are high for the Trojans once again thanks to...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
James Franklin, Penn State Football
Penn State may have been a surprise Big Ten champion last year, but the Nittany Lions aren’t sneaking up on anyone in 2017. The offense returns every starter but one while the defense brings back plenty of experience as well. Ohio State will...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Dabo Swinney, Clemson Football
The defending national champions will look different, but that doesn’t mean Clemson’s not a threat to repeat. Dabo Swinney and his coaching staff have done an incredible job of building a deep roster, as the Tigers return 12 starters...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
NCAA Top 25 Quarterback Rankings
In recent weeks we've seen some of last season's top quarterbacks selected in the NFL Draft, while others set out preparing for the college football season ahead. To help you better understand this year's...
Juan Jose Rodriguez
1 month ago
Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma Sooners Football
Oklahoma returns just about everyone on offense, including Heisman Trophy contender Baker Mayfield, as the Sooners look to make it three Big 12 titles in a row. Mayfield will need a new No. 1 target and the backfield is unproven, but a veteran...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Gus Malzahn, Auburn Football
Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn is hoping that a new offensive coordinator and a new quarterback are just what the Tigers need to help them take that next step and emerge as a threat to Alabama in the SEC West. The good news is they will have ...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Jim Harbaugh, Michigan Football
Jim Harbaugh has turned Michigan into a recruiting force, and that’s a good thing considering all the talent the Wolverines are replacing. A total of just six starters are back with only one of those being on defense. Harbaugh does have a...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Brandon Silvers
Appalachian State, Arkansas State and Troy are projected as the clear frontrunners in the Sun Belt this year, and these three teams comprise a huge part of the 2017 All-Sun Belt team. The Mountaineers lead the way with 15 selections, while the...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Arden Key, LSU Football
After taking over for Les Miles early last season, Ed Orgeron has put his stamp on the LSU program, highlighted by the arrival of new offensive coordinator Matt Canada. The Tigers’ new $1.5 million man is promising to open up things up on...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Sam Darnold, USC Football
The Pacific Northwest and the state of California are ground zero for the Pac-12’s top talent in 2017. Oregon and Washington take the top two spots on Athlon’s All-Pac-12 team for 2017, as the Ducks and Huskies combine for 27 overall...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Brent Stockstill, MTSU Football
WKU has claimed back-to-back Conference USA titles, so it should be no surprise the Hilltoppers lead the way in selections for the 2017 All-Conference USA team. New coach Mike Sanford inherits a strong foundation, as WKU places 15 players –...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Alex Hornibrook, Wisconsin Football
Wisconsin is the defending Big Ten West Division champion, but the Badgers’ customary running game will look different this fall with new primary ball carriers and left tackle. The hope is that quarterback Alex Hornibrook can take a step...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Shane Buechele, Texas Football
After three straight losing seasons under Charlie Strong, Texas has turned to Tom Herman to turn the Longhorns around. Herman was 22-4 in two seasons at Houston and inherits plenty of talent that Strong left behind in Austin. However, there also is...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
James Washington, Oklahoma State Football
Offense should not be an issue for Oklahoma State this season with quarterback Mason Rudolph and wide receiver James Washington leading what should be a prolific attack whether the Cowboys decide to throw or run the ball. The defense returns only...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Jacob Eason, Georgia Football
Georgia head coach Kirby Smart is a defensive-minded guy and that figures to be the Bulldogs' strength in 2017. The defense, which was top 20 nationally in both total and passing yards per game allowed last season, returns intact and...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
baseball nicknames
What is it with nicknames and baseball? In high school I played with Doggie, Bird, Soup, Clone, Rooster, T and White Legs. Nicknames and baseball players just seem to go together like bat and ball. For as long as young boys and men have been...
Charlie Miller
1 month ago

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