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5 Newcomers for the Clemson Tigers to Watch in 2017

By Jon Kinne, 2 weeks 4 days 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 4 days 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 6 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...

Ranking the ACC's Football Rosters for 2017

By Matt Fortuna, 3 weeks 23 hours ago
The ACC has won two national titles in the past four years, something no other conference can say.   That’s due in large part to better coaching hires, improved facilities and just an overall larger commitment to football. But more than anything, these titles come down to having the best players.   Graduations and early departures have created some roster turnover, with...

College Football's Top 10 Impact True Freshmen Quarterbacks for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 1 day ago
With National Signing Day in the books, the focus for the 2017 college football season shifts to spring practices and upcoming offseason workouts. While most freshmen won’t arrive until the summer, a handful of incoming recruits already hit campus prior to spring ball. Enrolling early has its advantages for incoming freshmen, and a couple of prospects could make an impact at quarterback in...

5 Things We Learned About Clemson After National Signing Day 2017

By Jon Kinne, 3 weeks 4 days ago
The building of the Clemson brand is just about complete. The success of the past two seasons, culminating in a recent national championship, has proven to the college football world that the Tiger program has no ceiling.   Now, it is about maintaining the success and that can be as difficult as building a champion. The Tigers face the daunting task of replacing all-everything quarterback...

College Football's Top 15 Impact True Freshmen for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days ago
College football’s 2017 National Signing Day is officially in the books. Every FBS program inked recruits to a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, which means coaching staffs should have a good snapshot of how their program looks for the upcoming season. With spring practice just around the corner, the focus around the nation now shifts to the 2017 season. Some of the...

How College Football's New Coaches Recruited in 2017

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days ago
Recruiting is the basic blueprint for any college football program. Building a winner starts on the recruiting trail, and the data is there to back up just how important Signing Day is to all 130 teams. Sure, there are going to be hits and misses in the team and player projections each season, but there’s plenty of accuracy and meaning behind the final rankings.  ...

College Football 2017 Team Recruiting Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days ago
College football’s 2017 National Signing Day ended with a familiar face at the top of the team recruiting rankings: Alabama. The Crimson Tide claimed the recruiting national championship for the seventh consecutive season with a clean sweep at the top of the four scouting services. Nick Saban reeled in six five-star prospects and 18 four-star recruits to claim another title on...

National Signing Day 2017 Predictions: Where Will the Top Recruits Sign?

By Ryan Wright, 3 weeks 6 days ago
National Signing Day is the most anticipated day of the year for high school and college football fans who track the recruiting process. All are eager to see which school earned their favorite player’s commitment and how respective collegiate programs may have set a path for future success. Each year brings a different level of anticipation with players making a last-minute flip from one...
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