With the college football season quickly approaching, one of the University of Florida’s recent hires took to the camera to welcome new and returning students to Gainesville, and to galvanize Gator football fans.
Once upon a time, LSU head coach Les Miles said something along the lines of "Not only do we lose a senior class every year, but we also lose a junior class." That statement is pretty powerful because it's true. Teams like LSU, Georgia, Alabama and Florida lose a ton of talent on a year-to-year basis to the NFL.
Florida has surfaced as a potential destination for freshman quarterback Ricky Town, following his recent decision to transfer from the University of Southern California. Town was the nation’s fifth-best pro-style quarterback in the class of 2015, according to Rivals.
Some college football teams have a long history of redshirting freshmen preferring to give a full year of maturity in the weight room and on the practice field before unleashing the former high school talents onto the college gridiron.
There’s plenty of uncertainty at quarterback in the SEC for 2015, but talent certainly isn’t an issue among the league’s 14 teams. And needless to say, pairing down the SEC’s talent to the top 15 players is no easy assignment. However, that’s the task Athlon recently assigned over 40 experts.
After a 7-0 start that included a 23-17 upset victory over Alabama, Ole Miss became a legitimate contender not only in the SEC West, but also for a national title. Even with a loss to LSU, the Rebels were ranked No. 4 in the very first College Football Playoff rankings.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs accomplished great things in 2014. After a 6-0 start, which included three straight wins over top-10 teams, the Bulldogs catapulted from unranked to No. 1 in the country.