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Who is the Nation's Most Clutch College Football Coach?

Gus Malzahn's stellar record in close games makes the case
Who is the Nation's Most Clutch College Football Coach?

Perhaps we should have seen the signs for Auburn’s turnaround from winless in the SEC in 2012 to conference champions in 2013.

In only his first season as a head coach, Gus Malzahn had an unblemished record in close games at Arkansas State the year before he arrived at Auburn. He was 4-0 in one-score games with the Red Wolves, but Auburn already may have an idea of Malzahn’s composure under pressure.

In 2010 and 2011, Malzahn’s final two seasons as offensive coordinator, Auburn was 10-0 in one-score games.

College Football's Top 12 Coaches on the Rise for 2014

Pete Lembo is a name to watch in 2014.
College Football's Top 10 Coaches on the Rise for 2014

Every year, there’s a new crop of rising stars in college football’s coaching ranks ready to make an appearance on the national stage. Alabama's Nick Saban, Ohio State's Urban Meyer, Notre Dame's Brian Kelly and Florida State's Jimbo Fisher are names familiar across the nation with any fanbase. 

However, what about the next wave of stars that could be at BCS jobs in the next five years?

Ranking All 128 College Football Head Coaches for 2014

Athlon ranks every FBS college football coach for 2014.
Ranking All 128 College Football Head Coaches for 2014

Ranking college football coaches is no easy task. Similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure.

 

While it’s difficult to rank coaches, this aspect of college football is arguably the most important to winning a national or conference title. No matter how much talent a program has, winning a national title is difficult if the coaching is questionable.

College Football's Top 15 Wide Receivers on the Rise for 2014

Laquon Treadwell is primed for a breakout year in Oxford.
College Football's Top 15 Wide Receivers on the Rise for 2014

Spring practice is underway for nearly all 128 college football teams, and the countdown to the 2014 season has officially started. There’s still a long way to go before August and the start of next year, but it’s never too early to start thinking about which players are ready for a big jump in production.

College Football's Worst 25 Coaching Tenures of the BCS Era

Turner Gill's hire did not work out well for Kansas.
College Football's Worst 25 Coaching Tenures of the BCS Era

Determining the worst coaching tenures for any period is no easy task. Each program has its own set of hurdles to overcome, and all coaches aren’t on equal footing when they take over a job.

Ranking All 130 College Football Teams

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

With 12 weeks of action from the 2017 season in the books, it's time to revamp the full top 130 team projections and predictions and rank every FBS team in college football. With 12 weeks completed, only two weekends remain in the 2017 college football season.

College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 13

Predictions for every FBS game in Week 13.
College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 13 2017

Week 13 of the 2017 college football season is the final full weekend of action, and there's no shortage of intrigue with several rivalry matchups on tap. The action begins on Tuesday night with three MAC games and continues on Thanksgiving night with the Egg Bowl rivalry between Ole Miss and Mississippi State.

College Football Top 25 Rankings (Updated)

Ranking the top 25 teams in college football after Week 12.
College Football Top 25 Rankings (Updated)

Weekly college football top 25 rankings are a big part of every season, and Athlon Sports will update its top 25 following the games each weekend. The 12th weekend of the 2017 season was light on must-see matchups, but the action didn't disappoint on Saturday.

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