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Assessing Every College Football Head Coach Hire from Power 5 Teams from 2012-16

Which head coach hires since 2012 were home-run hires?
Assessing Every College Football Head Coach Hire from Power 5 Teams from 2012-16

In 2012, the SEC’s perceived dominance over the rest of college football was an unquestioned fact of life in the sport. Five years later, the conference with the most money, most fertile recruiting base and most passionate following looks like a shadow of its best self, reduced to Alabama and the 13 Dwarves. What the heck happened?

 

How are College Football's Top Recruits Handling the Changing Coaching Landscape?

When a top prospect — like Houston native Ed Oliver — commits, is he committing to the coach or the school?
How are College Football's Top Recruits Handling the Changing Coaching Landscape?

Ed Oliver could’ve gone to almost any college in America, at least any college with a football program.

 

Examining the Over/Under 2017 Win Totals for the Sun Belt

The top of the conference is pretty well defined
Examining the Over/Under 2017 Win Totals for the Sun Belt

To many, the Sun Belt is just a conference to skip over when looking at a weekend college football card. To others, it's some fantastic football with good storylines and fantastic finishes. I continue my look around college football with a conference that will feature plenty of offense, and most likely plenty of losses to the SEC.

 

Group of 5 Wild Card Players in 2017

These players could be the difference between an average season and crashing a New Year's Six bowl
Group of 5 Wild Card Players in 2017

All college football teams have one player who, if he steps up and performs to or even above his potential, could be the catalyst for a magical season. The teams in the Group of 5 conferences (American Athletic, Conference USA, MAC, Mountain West, Sun Belt) are no different, as many of them have key players who could be the difference between another season of flying under the radar nationally and possibly crashing the party that is the New Year's Six bowls.

 

College Football Bowl Projections for 2017

Projecting every bowl and playoff games for 2017.
College Football Bowl Projections for 2017

College football's 2017 season is still over 50 days away, but it’s never too early to make projections and predictions on how the bowl games and playoff pairings may look by the time the CFB Playoff selection committee meets in December. The top four teams for the fourth year of the College Football Playoff era could look similar to the final pairings from last season.

Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2017

Tom Herman ranks as the No. 1 coaching hire for 2017.
Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2017

College football’s 2016-17 coaching carousel featured 21 changes and several big-time hires. Texas (Tom Herman), Minnesota (P.J. Fleck), Oregon (Willie Taggart) and Purdue (Jeff Brohm) were just a few of the biggest winners from this year’s cycle.

College Football's Top 50 Innovations (10-1)

What are college football's top innovations of the past 50 years?
College Football's Top 50 Innovations (10-1)

The Athlon Sports era began with the publication of our first SEC preview magazine in 1967, and the intervening half-century has brought so many seismic shifts to the college football landscape that we wonder if our founder, Jerry McCoin, would even recognize the sport that inspired him to launch a company.

College Football's Top 50 Innovations (30-11)

What are college football's top innovations of the past 50 years?
College Football's Top 50 Innovations (30-11)

The Athlon Sports era began with the publication of our first SEC preview magazine in 1967, and the intervening half-century has brought so many seismic shifts to the college football landscape that we wonder if our founder, Jerry McCoin, would even recognize the sport that inspired him to launch a company.

College Football's Top 50 Innovations (50-31)

What are college football's top innovations of the past 50 years?
College Football's Top 50 Innovations (50-31)

The Athlon Sports era began with the publication of our first SEC preview magazine in 1967, and the intervening half-century has brought so many seismic shifts to the college football landscape that we wonder if our founder, Jerry McCoin, would even recognize the sport that inspired him to launch a company.

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