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College Football's Top 20 Offensive Linemen on the Rise for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 days ago
Offensive linemen are the most underrated players in college football. The players in the trenches never get enough credit for their performance, but the five blockers up front set the stage for the skill players to have success. Recruiting and developing offensive linemen is never easy. However, there’s always a new wave of stars ready to emerge in the trenches. With the 2016 season...

Virginia Cavaliers 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Antwan Staley, 1 month 3 days ago
Later on in April, Bronco Mendenhall will host his first spring game as the head coach of the Virginia Cavaliers. Early in Virginia's spring practices leading up to the annual spring game, Mendenhall is making the players earn everything, including even the numbers on their jerseys.   Under former head coach Mike London, the Cavaliers often had mental breakdowns defensively as well as...

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 6 days ago
Disappointing does not even begin to describe 2015 for the Georgia Tech football team. Following a week 2 pummeling of Tulane, the Yellow Jackets were 14th in the AP poll and positioned for a run at the ACC crown. But a 30-22 loss to Notre Dame was the beginning of a downward spiral that saw the Jackets lose eight of their last nine games with the only win coming in miraculous fashion against...

College Football's Coaches on the Hot Seat: 2016 Spring Practice Edition

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
College football’s 2015-16 coaching carousel was one of the most active in recent memory. After 28 jobs changed hands, the 2016-17 version may not be as active at the end of the year. However, several big-time jobs could open, as Les Miles (LSU), Charlie Strong (Texas), Kevin Sumlin (Texas A&M) and Gus Malzahn (Auburn) enter the 2016 season squarely on the hot seat.   Spring...

College Football's Top 30 Running Backs on the Rise for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
Running back is one of the easiest positions to find a new standout each year, and there always seems to be a wave of stars ready to emerge in offseason workouts. Last season, Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey finished second in the Heisman voting in his first year as the starter, while Alabama’s Derrick Henry went from sharing time with T.J. Yeldon to finishing as the nation’s...

Louisville Cardinals 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
Louisville finished the 2015 season by winning six out of its last seven games, and there is plenty of optimism for coach Bobby Petrino’s team when spring ball begins on March 22. The Cardinals return 18 starters, including dynamic sophomore quarterback Lamar Jackson and standout linebackers Devonte Fields and Keith Kelsey. Jackson is still developing as a passer, but his athletic ability...

Virginia Tech Hokies 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 2 weeks ago
There are changes aplenty in Blacksburg, Va. After 29 seasons as head coach of the Hokies, Frank Beamer will no longer be roaming the sidelines. With a new head coach comes a predominantly new staff and a different offensive style, something that also will be an adjustment for players and fans alike.   And the Hokies' depth chart won't look the same either. Key departures will...

Florida State Seminoles 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Despite what was titled a “rebuilding year” at Florida State, the Seminoles won 10 games and reached one of college football’s top postseason games (Peach Bowl). During Jimbo Fisher’s six-year run in Tallahassee, Florida State has won at least 10 games in five of those seasons and has lost only six contests over the last four years. Needless to say, the bar is set high in...

Pittsburgh Panthers 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 2 weeks ago
It was an adventurous first season for Pat Narduzzi at Pittsburgh. The year started with an injury to his best player, who was later diagnosed with cancer. There was a tough loss at Iowa, the result of a 57-yard field goal converted by the Hawkeyes at the final gun. There was ACC Coastal contention that was ended with a Thursday night loss to North Carolina at the end of October. All in all...

College Football's Top 25 Quarterback Battles to Watch in Spring Practice

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Spring practice is the first look at all 128 college football teams for 2016, and every coaching staff has a long list of questions for their programs to answer during offseason workouts. While replacing key players in the trenches or rebuilding the secondary is critical to the success of any team, quarterback battles are always going to steal the offseason spotlight. This spring features...