Is EJ Manuel ready to lead Florida State back into national title contention?
Kickoff for the 2012 college football season is just around the corner. However, plenty of unanswered questions remain around the nation for every team. Injuries, quarterback battles and players that need to step up to make a run at the conference title will all be under the spotlight over the next couple of weeks.
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Jake Stoneburner makes Athlon's 2012 All-Name Team.
With 124 teams in the FBS and around 100 players on a roster, there are certainly some interesting names that pop-up throughout the course of production for Athlon's 2012 college football magazine or online research.
We took a look through the rosters for the 124 teams and pulled out some of the funniest and more interesting names in college football for the 2012 season.
Athlon is releasing its own set of preseason watch lists. Today, we the top pass rushers.
History, and most every rational brain in sports, indicates that the quarterback position is easily the most important and valuable on any football roster. In order to protect the most valued member of the team, the NFL has proven that the left tackle is the second most important position on the field.
Logan Thomas needs a big season for Virginia Tech to contend for the national title.
Predicting college football's national champion is never an easy task. In addition to combing through schedules, returning starters, players lost and statistics, there are several factors impossible to account for. Injuries and luck will have a major impact on the 2012 season - and neither can be projected.
Texas A&M is on the move from the Big 12 to the SEC.
Simply put, college football fans may never again witness the pure volume and amplitude of changes which will take place as the 2012 season unravels itself. Below is a list of the top-ten changes, in ascending order of significance (defined by national impact and/or the precedent for the listed change):
Paul Wulff had an awful tenure as Washington State's coach.
Sometimes a coach inherits a bad team. In some cases, through recruiting, game plan and inspiration, that coach can turn a bad team into a good or even great team. The guys on this list are not those coaches. Here are the 20 worst coaching tenures in the past 50 years of college football.
Miami has been under NCAA investigation since a Yahoo Sports report last August detailed potential massive violations committed by former booster Nevin Shapiro. The NCAA was not expected to rule on any penalties until after the 2012 season, but the situation is about to get a lot worse in Coral Gables.
Florida State's defensive line should be one of the best in the nation.
Kickoff for the 2012 college football season is still two months away, but it's never too early to project how the year might play out. Athlon will be taking a look at how each position stacks up in the BCS conferences and nationally until the start of the season.
Each unit ranking was evaluated based upon how it will perform in 2012 - not how the team played in 2011.
The Maryland Terrapins were going through their spring football paces — not that anyone noticed. Practices were generally closed, and there wasn’t much buzz coming out of College Park, something that would seem to be a problem for a program desperate to generate revenues.