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College Football 2017 Team Recruiting Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 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...

What Went Wrong for Texas in 2016 and How to Fix the Longhorns

By Matt Fortuna, 3 weeks 4 days ago
There are surprise teams every college football season, on both the good and the bad end of things. The 2016 season seemed particularly heavy on the bad end, with a number of highly-touted teams in the preseason — or teams that were coming off strong ‘15 campaigns — falling flat on their faces and missing out on bowl games.   We’ll be taking a look at some of...

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

By Ryan Wright, 3 weeks 4 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...

Where Did College Football Teams Find Their Starting Quarterbacks for 2017?

By Matt Fortuna, 3 weeks 5 days ago
As college football programs sign new future star quarterbacks while faces we became familiar with move on to the NFL, it is time to figure out just where all of this talent comes from.   For the third year in a row, Athlon Sports has tracked the roots of every projected starting quarterback for the upcoming season in the Power Five conferences, along with BYU and Notre Dame.  ...

10 Toughest Players to Replace in the Big 12 in 2017

By Allen Kenney, 3 weeks 5 days ago
After capping off their second consecutive Big 12 crown, the Oklahoma Sooners will have to fill some big holes to fill if they intend on capturing a third this fall.   Two of the 10 toughest players to replace in the Big 12 this year played for Bob Stoops last season, and there’s an argument to be made for a few more departed Sooners. (A Heisman Trophy finalist and the OU’s...

College Football's 2017 Recruiting All-Name Team

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 5 days ago
National Signing Day typically happens on the first Wednesday in February every year, but perhaps it should be moved to December 25 since it essentially represents Christmas for college football head coaches across the nation. All of the hard work and long hours put in by the coaching staffs will finally bear fruit as high school seniors and a handful of junior college prospects will make...

Grading College Football's First-Year Coaching Hires for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 18 hours ago
College football’s coaching carousel was active prior to the 2016 season, as 28 programs hired a new full-time coach. It’s no secret coaching changes can have an instant impact on a problem, but some hires need a couple of years to rebuild a mess inherited from the previous staff. Winning right away as a new coach doesn’t necessarily guarantee long-term success, but it’s...

College Football's Early Top 50 Players for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 days ago
The 2017 college football season is still seven months away, but it’s never too early to look ahead at the upcoming year. Several of the nation’s top players left for the NFL, including Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, Florida State running back Dalvin Cook, Oklahoma receiver Dede Westbrook, Alabama defensive end Jonathan Allen and Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey. That...

Early Look at the Top Heisman Trophy Contenders for 2017

By Matt Fortuna, 1 month 3 days ago
For better or worse, college football's Heisman Trophy is the most prestigious individual award in team sports, drawing hype and controversy from the beginning of the season till the end. Lamar Jackson won it last year, but that didn’t stop the annual “Heisman remorse” storyline from taking hold after runner-up Deshaun Watson tore through the postseason — despite...

College Football's NFL Draft Deadline Winners and Losers for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
The NFL Draft’s early entry deadline officially passed on Monday evening and over 90 players declared for the next level. The official list of players leaving for the NFL will be released on Friday. While the official list isn't out yet, it's no secret which players have already announced their intentions for the next level and which teams will be filling the most voids this...
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