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

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 6 days 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, 11 months 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, 11 months 1 week 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, 11 months 1 week 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, 11 months 1 week 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, 11 months 1 week 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...

Miami Hurricanes 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Antwan Staley, 11 months 2 weeks ago
After spending 15 seasons at the University of Georgia, Mark Richt has returned to be the head coach at Miami, his alma mater. With spring practice set to begin on March 15, the hope is that Richt will not only lead the Hurricanes to the top of the ACC, but also bring the program back to national prominence. Miami went 8-5 last season, including a loss to Washington State in the Sun Bowl....

College Football's Pre-Spring 1-128 Team Rankings for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 weeks ago
The 2016 college football season officially begins on Aug. 27 with California taking on Hawaii in Australia. While kickoff for 2016 is a ways off, it’s never too early to start thinking about rankings, predictions and a preview for the upcoming year. With spring practice underway, teams are starting to put the pieces in place for 2016 and answer some of the question marks surrounding the...

ACC 2016 Spring Football Preview and Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 3 weeks ago
It’s hard to declare any team or conference the winner of an offseason, but things have been going well in the ACC since the end of the regular season. Syracuse (Dino Babers), Virginia (Bronco Mendenhall), Virginia Tech (Justin Fuente) and Miami (Mark Richt) all hired excellent coaches, which should help each of those programs take a step forward over the next few seasons. Florida State...

Boston College Eagles 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Adam Kurkjian, 11 months 3 weeks ago
In Steve Addazio’s first two seasons at Boston College, he led the Eagles to back-to-back winning records and seemingly had the program on an upward trajectory. But after a 3-9 campaign in 2015, momentum is no longer on his side, as evidenced in a most recent recruiting class that ranked toward the bottom of the ACC. Part of last year’s slide can’t be blamed on Addazio, as...