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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
5 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
5 months ago
Michael Gallup, Colorado State Rams Football
College football’s 2017 season officially kicks off on Saturday in Fort Collins, Colo., with Colorado State opening its new stadium against Oregon State. This Mountain West-Pac-12 non-conference affair is the first FBS game of the 2017 season...
Steven Lassan
5 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
5 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
5 months ago
Demaryius Thomas
Von Miller remains the face of the Denver Broncos. Like most of the team’s best players, he is a wrecking ball on defense. The Broncos make quarterbacks’ lives miserable, either through Miller’s pass rush or the clingy coverage...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Philip Rivers
After years of posturing and threats, the Chargers finally pulled the plug on San Diego after 56 seasons and moved to the Los Angeles area because voters said no to a large subsidy to replace aging Qualcomm Stadium. They leave behind what had...
Athlon Sports
5 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
5 months ago
Russell Wilson
The divide between the NFC West's top two teams (Cardinals and Seahawks) and the bottom two teams (49ers and Rams) isn't expected to change very much this season. The 49ers and Rams are in the middle of rebuilding projects and don't...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
T.Y. Hilton
As quarterback Andrew Luck mends from offseason shoulder surgery, his Indianapolis Colts have undergone sweeping changes in an effort to cure what has ailed a team that finished 8–8 and out of the playoffs the past two seasons —...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Blake Bortles
There is a new sheriff prowling the halls of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ facility, and it is the same man who helped lead the franchise into the NFL more than two decades ago and to the cusp of the Super Bowl after the 1996 and ’99...
Athlon Sports
5 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
5 months ago
Derek Carr
The AFC West saw some roles reversed in 2016. Super Bowl 50 champion Denver missed the playoffs, falling a game short of a wild card berth. But Kansas City and Oakland both made the playoffs with 12-4 records, with the Chiefs taking the...
Athlon Sports
5 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
5 months ago
Tyrod Taylor
The Buffalo Bills haven’t been to the NFL playoffs for 17 consecutive seasons, the longest active postseason drought in North American professional sports. So why should 2017 be the season this dubious streak is snapped? Because maybe the...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Jared Goff
A week before the Rams won their only Super Bowl in 1999, Sean McVay celebrated his 13th birthday. Now, 18 years later — and after an ugly half-decade under coach Jeff Fisher — the keys to the franchise have been turned over to McVay...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Carson Wentz
If the Eagles’ moves ahead of the 2017 season tell us anything, it’s that the protection of a franchise quarterback is paramount to management, coaches and just about everybody else in the city. Despite sizable holes on the defensive...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Carolina Panthers
The NFC South is one of the best divisions in football, but that doesn't mean there arent some questions surrounding the top teams. While the Falcons are predicted to win the division, the Panthers, Buccaneers and Saints all have their own...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
DeMarco Murray and Marcus Mariota
The AFC South is arguably the most wide-open division in the NFL right now. Houston and Tennessee tied for the division lead at 9-7 last season, with the Texans winning the tiebreaker and making the playoffs over the rising Titans.   The...
Athlon Sports
5 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
5 months ago
Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy
The Green Bay Packers may be as close to a lock at winning the NFC North as you can get, as long as Aaron Rodgers is able to stay healthy. The Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings have both made improvements to their roster from last season, and...
Athlon Sports
5 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
5 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
5 months ago
Ben Roethlisberger
After starting the season 4-5, Pittsburgh caught fire in the middle of November and won its final seven regular season games to capture the AFC North title. With its trio of Killer Bs (Ben Roethlisberger, LeVeon Bell, Antonio Brown) leading the way...
Athlon Sports
5 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
5 months ago

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