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Ranking College Football Conferences After the End of the 2015 Season

By John La Fleur, 2 weeks 1 day ago
The goody bags have been distributed to the thousands of college football players who participated in the 41 bowls this postseason. The trophies for the dozens of winners of glorified exhibition games have been awarded. The two-plus weeks of college football excess have ended. Now, it is time to weigh the results to see how the 10 FBS conference fared against each other over the course of the...

Grading College Football's First-Year Coaching Hires for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 2 days ago
College football’s coaching carousel is one of the most interesting aspects of any season. Coaches are under more pressure than ever before to win and win immediately. The rumor mill never stops churning either. Once one year ends, the hot seat and replacements talk heats up for the next offseason.  It’s no secret coaching changes can have an instant impact on a problem,...

Nebraska’s Mike Riley vs. Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh on the Recruiting Trail

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 2 weeks 3 days ago
When it comes to how Nebraska head coach Mike Riley and Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh go about their respective recruiting business, there is no comparison. There’s simply no bigger clash of personalities than this. Some are fans of Harbaugh’s methods, while others find it adorable, the way someone might find a toddler squaring off against Brady Hoke adorable. Then there are...

Top 50 College Football Players for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 days ago
A deep collection of individual talent is set to return for college football’s 2016 season. Three of the top five Heisman finalists are back, including Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson. The returning group of options at running back is especially deep, as LSU’s Leonard Fournette and Florida State’s Dalvin Cook will be a factor in...

10 Toughest Players to Replace in the Big Ten in 2016

By J.P. Scott, 2 weeks 3 days ago
One thing that both fans and media members love to do when trying to project the next college football season is to look at what a team is returning. Often overlooked, however, is the impact of new players filling the roles of recently departed key contributors. The Big Ten is losing some of the best players in the country. Some of them have been cornerstones of championship runs in...

Early Big Ten Football Predictions for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 16 hours ago
An interesting battle is set to unfold at the top of the Big Ten next season. Ohio State was the favorite to win the conference last year, but the Buckeyes fell short after a loss to Michigan State, opening the door for the Spartans to represent the East Division in the title game. Despite a handful of key players leaving for the NFL and senior departures, Ohio State is the early favorite for...

Early Look at the Top Heisman Trophy Contenders of 2016

By Allen Kenney, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Putting together a list of Heisman Trophy candidates tends to be a dilemma for the conscience. History tells us that if you don’t play the offensive glamour positions, you’ve got no shot. So, why bother including anyone who’s not a quarterback, running back or wide receiver? (And for that matter, we’ve reached the point where receivers can probably forget about it.)...

Bovada Releases Early Heisman Odds for 2016 College Football Season

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
College football’s Heisman race in 2016 is filled with plenty of big names battling for the top award in the nation. Alabama running back Derrick Henry isn’t returning for another run at the Heisman, but the 2016 race is shaping up to be one of the best in recent memory. It’s never too early to think about next season, which is why Bovada has released its early Heisman...

College Football's NFL Draft Deadline Winners and Losers for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
The NFL Draft’s early entry deadline officially passed on Monday evening and over 100 players could be on their way to the next level. The official list of players leaving for the NFL will be released on Friday, and there’s a possibility a few could return to school if they change their mind by Thursday night and haven’t signed with an agent. With the early entrants...

Early Look at the Nebraska Cornhuskers' 2016 Schedule

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 3 weeks 2 days ago
Nebraska’s 2015 season may be over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t head straight to kick off 2016 for a look into the future! In fact, that’s exactly what we’re doing today. For the sake of argument, no names will be used for the starting quarterback. Fill in Tommy Armstrong or Patrick O’Brien as you wish. Related: College Football's Top 10 Teams...