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5 Newcomers for the Florida State Seminoles to Watch in 2017

By Mike Ferguson, 3 days 8 hours ago
Florida State’s dominance over the rest of the ACC continued earlier this month as the Seminoles brought home the top class in the conference for an eighth straight year, which is every season under head coach Jimbo Fisher. Despite key losses including the program’s all-time leading rusher Dalvin Cook and fellow consensus All-American defensive end DeMarcus Walker, FSU is optimistic...

Ranking the ACC's Football-Basketball Coaching Duos for 2017

By Athlon Sports, 3 days 9 hours ago
The ACC isn’t hurting for talent in the coaching ranks. Some of the nation’s top coaches in college basketball or on the gridiron with college football reside in this conference. With Mike Krzyzewski and David Cutcliffe leading the way, Duke once again ranks as the top coaching tandem by Athlon Sports from the ACC. Louisville, North Carolina and Virginia Tech round out the top four,...

5 Newcomers for the Miami Hurricanes to Watch in 2017

By Antwan Staley, 1 week 1 day ago
For the first time in a while, the Miami Hurricanes and their fans feel optimistic about the future of their program. Per ESPN’s recruiting class rankings for 2017, Miami finished with the 12th-best class in the nation. Rivals had the Hurricanes one spot higher, in 11th place.   Related: College Football 2017 Team Recruiting Rankings   Miami’s 2017 class is made up of...

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 day ago
Recruiting is the foundation for winning national championships, competing for CFB Playoff berths or winning at a high level in college football. While recruiting rankings aren’t 100 percent accurate, there is plenty of truth in the rankings and evaluations by the experts. It’s no secret what a program needs in order to win big at this level. Great coaching, support staffs, state-of-...

5 Newcomers for the Louisville Cardinals to Watch in 2017

By Adam Kurkjian, 1 week 3 days ago
Without question, the Louisville Cardinals ended the 2016 season on a sour note, losing three straight games, including one to in-state rival Kentucky and a 20-point setback at the hands of LSU in the Citrus Bowl that wasn't all that competitive.   The good news, however, is that Bobby Petrino and Co. have plenty of reason for optimism to build on what was otherwise a strong season...

College Football's Top 20 Impact JUCO Transfer Quarterbacks for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 days ago
Finding or developing a quarterback is no easy task for any college football coach. This position is one of the hardest to evaluate in high school, and quarterbacks often transfer early in their career in search of more playing time if they are entrenched behind a proven starter. Needless to say, quarterbacks are the position likely providing the most headaches for coaches throughout the year....

5 Burning Questions for Florida State Heading into 2017

By Mike Ferguson, 1 week 6 days ago
After winning its final five games and the Orange Bowl to close out the 2016 season, big things will be expected of Florida State once again this fall.   The Seminoles finished No. 8 in the county this past season and will return some key pieces. Among those are quarterback Deondre Francois, defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi, linebacker Matthew Thomas and safety Derwin James. Head coach...

5 Newcomers for the Clemson Tigers to Watch in 2017

By Jon Kinne, 2 weeks 8 hours ago
The party is ongoing and will continue for quite some time. Clemson is still the National Champion and will be for another 11 months.   But on March 1st, spring practice will open and head coach Dabo Swinney will not be thinking about what happened on the night of January 9. He will be trying to figure out how he is going to replace the talent that left Clemson in order to get his team...

What Went Wrong for 6 Power Five College Football Programs in 2016 and How to Fix Them

By Matt Fortuna, 2 weeks 8 hours ago
Michigan State, Notre Dame, Oregon and Texas were far from the only major college football programs to fail to meet expectations in 2016 — they were just the biggest.   Others — such as Arizona, Arizona State, Duke, Ole Miss, Texas Tech and UCLA — were equally, if not more, underwhelming. Why? And what can be done? Here’s a crack at solving those questions....

5 Newcomers for the Virginia Tech Hokies to Watch in 2017

By Jon Kinne, 2 weeks 2 days ago
The first year of the Justin Fuente era at Virginia Tech was a rousing success. But now the Hokies have to replace several of the stars that carried much of the weight this past fall.   It starts at quarterback where Jerod Evans unexpectedly decided to forgo his final season in Blacksburg in pursuit of NFL riches. There are also some receiver slots open with Isaiah Ford and Bucky Hodges...