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College Football's Top 20 Running Backs on the Rise for 2015

Which RBs are poised for a breakout year in 2015?
College Football's Top 20 Running Backs on the Rise for 2015

Spring practice is officially underway for a handful of college football teams, and the offseason workouts are the first step to building a depth chart and getting an idea of what all 128 squads will have in 2015.

 

Ranking the SEC's Football Rosters for 2015

Les Miles and LSU will once again be loaded with elite players.
Ranking the SEC's Football Rosters for 2015

Recruiting rankings matter.

 

They are not a guarantee of future success but they are the foundation every national championship has been built upon. It takes great coaching, development and luck to win a title, but having better players is the only way to start.

 

College Football's Top 10 Quarterbacks on the Rise for 2015

Clemson's Deshaun Watson is a rising star in the ACC.
College Football's Top 10 Quarterbacks on the Rise for 2015

College football’s spring practice session is already underway for some teams, which means the countdown to the 2015 season can officially start.

 

Ranking the SEC's Football-Basketball Coaching Tandems

Auburn's dynamic duo takes top billing
Ranking the SEC's Football-Basketball Coaching Tandems

The SEC in general is regarded as the nation’s most football-mad conference. That much is true, but no longer is that coming at the expense of basketball.

 

Football coaches in the league generally will have among the highest salaries in the country and the most tools at their disposal to contend for national championships.

 

Outside of Kentucky, basketball hasn’t been as much of a consistent priority.

 

College Football's Top 15 Impact JUCO Transfers for 2015

Gus Malzahn hit the JUCO ranks for help next season.
College Football's Top 15 Impact JUCO Transfers for 2015

Incoming freshmen usually steal the spotlight on college football’s signing day, but there’s no shortage of intrigue and potential surrounding the junior college recruits that may have inked signed in December.

 

New Oak Trees Planted at Auburn's Toomer's Corner

The oak trees have returned to Toomer's Corner.
New Oak Trees Planted at Auburn's Toomer's Corner

Toomer’s Corner at Auburn looks more familiar these days. Alabama fan Harvey Updyke Jr. poisoned oak trees at Toomer’s Corner in 2010, leaving the memorable location looking quite different after the trees were removed in 2013.

 

However, Toomer’s Corner is on its way back after two new oak trees were planted over the weekend.

 

Check out some photos from the tree planting and the revival of Toomer’s Corner: 

 

 

Team-by-Team Breakdown of SEC Early Enrollees in 2015

Once again, the Vols led the SEC with 10 early enrollees.
Team-by-team breakdown of SEC early enrollees in 2015

Last year, the SEC welcomed 72 early enrollees. Even the SEC has outdone itself this year, topping its own record with 82 early enrollees.

 

It's a trend started mostly by the SEC and dominated by the SEC. There are countless benefits to enrolling athletes early, none the least of which is learning how to live life as a college student-athlete. Essentially, a player is more likely to contribute earlier if he enrolls early than if he shows up in the summer months.

 

Rankings according to 247Sports composite

 

SEC Team Recruiting Consensus Rankings for 2015

Butch Jones and the Vols are surging on the recruiting trail.
SEC Team Recruiting Consensus Rankings for 2015

Athlon Sports has averaged out the four major recruiting services — 247Sports, Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN — and created the SEC consensus team recruiting rankings for 2015. Here is what we learned:

 

SEC Coordinator Carousel Winners and Losers for 2015

Should Tennessee fans be excited about their new offensive coordinator?
2015 SEC Coordinator Carousel: Winners and Losers

The league’s coordinator carousel this offseason is another example of how things are just different down South. When it comes to coaching, there is no league in the nation more cutthroat than the SEC.

 

The SEC has hired 14 new coordinators since the end of the season. Six of them have coached in the SEC within the last two years, five were on staff last season and four of them are making the switch to a new SEC school in 2015.

 

Here are the winners and losers from the SEC’s ’15 coordinator carousel:

 

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