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College Football's Top 50 Linebacker Units for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 days ago
Picking the top linebacker units in college football is no easy task. After all, schemes dictate how linebackers are used and the rise of spread offenses generally means more defensive backs on the field. Regardless of whether a scheme utilizes a 4-3, 3-4, 4-2-5 or nickel package, linebackers are a critical component to any defense. How should a team with four starters at linebacker...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for the Big Ten in 2016

By J.P. Scott, 1 week 2 days ago
We are a little more than two weeks away from kicking off the 2016 college football season. We've read most of the predictions. We have pretty good idea of who the favorites are – both nationally and in the individual conferences.   We really might as well just hand out trophies now, right? Wrong.   College football is a hotbed for outrageousness. With so many teams and...

College Football's Top 50 Defensive Lines for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
The rise of spread offenses and the different schemes teams face on a week-to-week basis in a college football season has altered how some defensive coordinators think. While some are placing more emphasis on building a secondary, the success of any defense starts up front. Generating a pass rush and stopping the run are two staples of any defensive scheme.    Which...

Nebraska Football Game-by-Game Predictions for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
Mike Riley’s first season at Nebraska resulted in a disappointing 6-7 record, but the Cornhuskers could be the biggest challenger to Iowa in the Big Ten West in 2016. The offense is led by senior quarterback Tommy Armstrong and a dynamic group of receivers, while the defense can lean on the back seven until the line finds a new wave of reinforcements. Additionally, after losing six games...

The First Weekend in September Will Shape the 2016 College Football Season

By J.P. Scott, 1 week 5 days ago
The beginning of the college football season is always a cause for celebration. Football is America's favorite game, and we can't help but to be giddy when we turn on our televisions and see the sports being played live — especially after a seven-month layoff.   Related: Top 25 College Football Non-Conference Games of 2016   As excited as we are, the reality of...

College Football's Top 40 Offensive Lines for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days ago
The offensive line is often the most overlooked position for any college football team. While the linemen in the trenches don’t get enough credit, they are often the most important piece to a successful offense. Flashy skill talent and quarterbacks take home all of the accolades and headlines, but neither position can thrive without a solid offensive line.   Which teams...

College Football Podcast: Group of 5-A-Palooza

By Braden Gall, 1 week 6 days ago
The guys are breaking down the Group of 5 today. Braden Gall, Mitch Light, David Fox give you teams to watch, coaches to watch, games to watch and debate if a G5 team can make the Playoff?   - What will happen to the Group of 5 teams longterm as the Power 5 continues to seperate itself financially from the rest of college football?   - Who is the top candidate for the G5 New Year...

Predicting the Big Ten’s Biggest Upsets in 2016

By Kevin McGuire, 2 weeks 13 hours ago
A few years ago, many jumped all over the Big Ten when the conference took losses in a handful of signature games in the second week of the college football season. Could that be the case once again this season with the Big Ten taking on opponents from the ACC, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC in the first few weeks of the year? Or might B1G score some much-needed upset victories to prove the conference...

College Football's Top 40 Wide Receiver Groups for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 14 hours ago
While offensive and defensive lines are arguably more important to the success of any college football team, it’s the skill talent – running backs or receivers – and quarterbacks that generate most of the preseason attention. And with the balance of power in football shifting to the offense, big-play threats and speedy receivers are more valuable than ever.  ...

Key Position Changes Around College Football in 2016

By Kevin McGuire, 2 weeks 1 day ago
The start of a new college football season is just weeks away. This fall a number of players will be taking on a brand new position in a game for the first time, and many could play a key role in their respective teams’ chances to win some big games.   Here is a look at 10 of the more notable position changes being made around the college football world this fall.   Jabrill...