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Boise State Hires Bryan Harsin to replace Chris Petersen

Harsin will replace Chris Petersen.
Boise State Hires Bryan Harsin to replace Chris Petersen

Boise State’s coaching search has ended with a familiar name taking over for Chris Petersen. After one season at Arkansas State, Bryan Harsin has been hired by Boise State as its next head coach.

Harsin went 7-5 in his only season with the Red Wolves. However, he is a native of Boise and played as a quarterback with the Broncos from 1995-99.

Harsin also served on Boise State’s staff from 2001-10.

With Harsin’s departure, Arkansas State will have its fifth coach in five years in 2014.
 

Washington Makes a Home Run Hire with Boise State's Chris Petersen

The Huskies hired Chris Petersen away from Boise State.
Washington Football Makes a Home Run Hire in Boise State's Chris Petersen

Washington lost coach Steve Sarkisian to USC on Monday, but the Huskies upgraded with the hire of Boise State’s Chris Petersen. And it’s not a cliché, but Washington truly hit a home run by pulling Petersen to Seattle.

AP Poll: Where BCS Champions Rank in the Preseason

Where have the BCS National Champions been ranked in the preseason and what does it mean for 2013?
Where have the BCS National Champions been ranked in the preseason and what does it mean for 2013?

When we sit down to iron out our Top 25 Poll each year at Athlon Sports, we are trying to project the final year-end standings not build a preseason power poll. It might be a small and subtle difference but an important one to acknowledge.

College Football's Top 30 Running Back Tandems for 2017

Georgia takes the top spot.
College Football's Top 30 Running Back Tandems for 2017

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 chart at this position, but the Bulldogs take the top spot in tandems with the return of Nick Chubb and Sony Michel. 

 

Ranking All 130 College Football Teams for 2017

Every college football team ranked 1-130 for 2017.
Ranking All 130 College Football Teams for 2017

Ranking all 130 college football teams is no easy task, but with the first Saturday of action on Aug. 26 less than two weeks away, it’s time to see how every FBS program stacks up for 2017. At the top, Alabama leads the way as Athlon’s projected national champion. The Crimson Tide lost to Clemson on the final play of last year’s title game, and even though both sides of the ball have a few holes to fill, coach Nick Saban’s program is still the team to beat. Ohio State is a close No.

15 College Football Teams Poised for a Breakout Season in 2017

Which teams could exceed preseason expectations?
15 College Football Teams Poised for a Breakout Season in 2017

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 are just a few reasons why some teams don’t live up to the preseason hype.

College Football Top 25 for 2017

Athlon projects college football's top 25 teams for 2017.
College Football Top 25 for 2017

NCAAF Rankings: FSU QBCollege football’s 2017 season starts on Aug. 26 and concludes with the national championship on Jan. 8 in Atlanta. The season is less than 15 days away and fall practice is ongoing for all 130 teams around the nation, which means depth chart changes, quarterback battles, freshmen and breakout players are under the microscope.

6 Teams Ready to Turn Close Losses into Big Wins in 2017

Analytics can tell us which teams are poised to surprise in 2017.
6 Teams Ready to Turn Close Losses into Big Wins in 2017

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?

 

College Football's Top 50 Defensive Backfields for 2017

Which team has the best secondary?
College Football's Top 50 Defensive Backfields for 2017

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.

College Football's Top 50 Linebacker Units for 2017

Georgia takes the top spot in LB unit rankings.
College Football's Top 50 Linebacker Units for 2017

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.

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