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TCU Horned Frogs 2016 Spring Practice Preview

By Steven Lassan, 12 months 4 days ago
After a 12-1 record in 2014 and a No. 3 finish in the final Associated Press poll, TCU opened 2015 as one of the favorites to claim a spot in the College Football Playoff. But the Horned Frogs hit a few speed bumps along the way, as injuries and overall roster turnover was just too much to overcome. Despite significant injuries on both sides of the ball, TCU finished 11-2 and finished No. 7 in...

Baylor Bears 2016 Spring Practice Preview

By Steven Lassan, 12 months 4 days ago
Baylor’s promising 2015 season and playoff hopes were derailed by key injuries, but the Bears finished the year with an impressive 49-38 victory over North Carolina in the Russell Athletic Bowl. Behind an explosive offense and the big-play ability of receiver Corey Coleman, coach Art Briles’ team started 8-0 and climbed as high as No. 6 in the College Football Playoff committee...

College Football's Top 25 Impact JUCO Transfers for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 5 days ago
Junior college prospects are some of the biggest wildcards in a recruiting class for college football teams. Not every program taps into the junior college ranks for options, but immediate help can be found at this level. While junior college recruits often help right away, some are more of a project and can take half (or more) of a season to develop. Additionally, junior college recruits are...

Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 days ago
The 2015-16 college football coaching carousel was one of the busiest in recent memory. There were plenty of surprises along the way, including Steve Spurrier’s sudden retirement in October, the bizarre separation between USC and Steve Sarkisian, Todd Monken’s late departure to the NFL, Lovie Smith's late hire at Illinois and Bronco Mendenhall’s decision to leave BYU for...

College Football's Top 20 Quarterbacks on the Rise for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 week ago
The countdown to the 2016 college football season is already underway, and even with the season nearly 200 days away, it’s never too early to take a look at the returning talent and project some of the players due for a breakout season. Recruiting establishes the foundation for any program, but finding and developing quarterbacks is a challenging and essential task for any coach....

College Football's Top 10 Impact JUCO Transfer Quarterbacks for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 week 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....

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2016

By Braden Gall, 1 year 1 week ago
The sky is blue, the Earth is round and when you have better players, you win more games. Certainly, winning big in college football takes great coaching, enormous support staffs, state-of-the-art training facilities and plenty of luck. But whoever has the most talented roster, has a head start in the race for conference and national championships Seven of the eight teams to have made...

Ranking the Big 12 Football Rosters for 2016

By Braden Gall, 1 year 1 week ago
The sky is blue, the Earth is round and when you have better players, you win more games. Certainly, winning big in college football takes great coaching, enormous support staffs, state-of-the-art training facilities and plenty of luck. But whoever has the most talented roster, has a head start in the race for conference and national championships.  National Signing Day 2016 gave...

College Football's Pre-Spring Top 75 Running Back Rankings for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 weeks ago
It’s too early to say whether or not 2016 will be the year of the running back in college football, but there’s no shortage of talent returning at this position next fall. The top three returning options at running back – LSU’s Leonard Fournette, Florida State’s Dalvin Cook and Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey – should be among the favorites to win the...

Big 12 2016 Team Recruiting Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 weeks ago
Recruiting results and National Signing Day have been a fascinating area to watch for the Big 12 in recent years. The conference has a stronghold in the state of Texas – one of the nation’s best areas for talent – but the league has watched some of its top talent head to the SEC to play for Texas A&M, LSU, Alabama or Ole Miss. The national recruiting rankings over the last...