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10 Players Replacing the Biggest Names in College Football for 2015

Who are the replacements for CFB's top players?
10 Players Replacing the Biggest Names in College Football for 2015

Attrition and finding replacements are a key part of any college football offseason. A coaching staff may find answers through the junior college ranks for a quick fix, or they may feel comfortable with a replacement that’s been on the roster waiting for his turn to step into the starting lineup.

Recruiting Analysis: What was the Best QB Class Since 2002?

Athlon Sports looks back at the last 13 recruiting classes of signal-callers.
Recruiting Analysis: What was the best QB class of the modern era?

Not every recruiting class is created equal.

 

Depending on the state, region or position, each recruiting cycle offers different areas of strengths or weaknesses. A quick examination of the most important position on the field during the modern era of football recruiting (2002) makes this painfully obvious.

 

Every team needs a quality signal-caller to compete for championships but not every year can provide an answer under center. Here are the last 13 quarterback classes and how they stack up against one another:

 

Recruiting Analysis: Class of 2010 Re-Ranked

Athlon Sports re-ranks the Class of 2010 with some help from the experts.
Recruiting Analysis: Class of 2010 Re-Ranked

Recruiting, like the NFL Draft, is the lifeblood of the sport. But recruiting, just like the NFL Draft, is an inexact science. Five-star prospects have a significantly better shot at landing on All-American teams or getting drafted than two-star prospects. But busts and overlooked talents are a natural and inherent part of the process — just like the NFL Draft.

 

5 Players Replacing the Biggest Names in Pac-12 for 2015

An early look at the players filling big shoes in 2015.
5 Players Replacing the Biggest Names in Pac-12 for 2015

Attrition and finding replacements are a key part of any college football offseason. A coaching staff may find answers through the junior college ranks for a quick fix, or they may feel comfortable with a replacement that’s been on the roster waiting for his turn to step into the starting lineup.

Recruiting Analysis: Class of 2011 Re-Ranked

Athlon Sports re-ranks the Class of 2011 with some help from the experts
Recruiting Analysis: Class of 2011 Re-Ranked

Recruiting, like the NFL Draft, is the lifeblood of the sport. But recruiting, like the NFL Draft, is an inexact science. Five-star prospects have a significantly better shot at landing on All-America teams or getting drafted than two-star prospects. But busts and overlooked talents are a natural and inherent part of the process — just like the NFL Draft.

 

Recruiting Analysis: Where do the best football players come from?

Which states produce the most five-star talent in the nation these days?
Recruiting Analysis: Where do the best football players come from?

Don’t listen to the old guard.

 

Recruiting rankings matter. Landing an elite class isn’t a guarantee of future success, as coaching, development and plenty of luck are all needed to win a national title. But having the best players is the best way to start.

 

Where Did College Football Find its Starting Quarterbacks for 2015?

Who went the farthest for their starting QB in 2015?
Where did College Football find its starting quarterbacks for 2015?

Marcus Mariota, Brett Hundley and Jameis Winston are gone, leaving massive voids at three power programs. With another year of turnover under center comes another year of new faces in new places.


So Athlon Sports takes its best shot at projecting each of the Power 5 programs starting quarterback for 2015, and most importantly, where they came from.

 

Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2015

Jim Harbaugh ranks as the No. 1 hire.
Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2015

College football’s coaching carousel for the 2014-15 season has finished and only 14 programs changed coaches. The 14 changes among FBS programs is the lowest mark since the 2006 season (11). After at least 21 teams changed coaches from 2009-13, there’s a period of stability settling into the coaching ranks. However, the drop in changes isn’t expected to last forever.

Early Pac-12 Football Predictions for 2015

USC and Oregon lead the way in the early Pac-12 picks.
Early Pac-12 Football Predictions for 2015

College football’s 2014 season has ended, and the focus shifts from the national championship picture to signing day, spring practice and early preseason rankings for 2015. While last year and Ohio State’s national title victory over Oregon is still fresh in our minds, it’s never too early to think about next season.

 

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