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Recruiting Analysis: Class of 2013 Re-Ranked

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 3 weeks ago
College football's 2013 recruiting class was so jam-packed with talent that it must’ve been easy for coaches to just throw out offers willy nilly. Despite how much of a home-run talent many of these prospects looked, as is the nature of the beast, recruiting rankings continued to prove hit or miss. Related: Recruiting Analysis — Class of 2012 Re-Ranked Let’s...

College Football's 2016 Recruiting All-Name Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 weeks ago
The first Wednesday in February is essentially Christmas for every college football head coach. After months of hard work on the recruiting trail, coaches will hit the offices bright and early on Wednesday for National Signing Day to welcome a new class full of freshmen and maybe a few junior college transfers to chase a national championship. With most college football teams signing around...

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

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 weeks ago
Spring practice for nearly all 128 college football teams is slated to start in March, but it’s never too early to preview the quarterback position and how some of the new faces blend in with the returning stars. It’s no secret quarterback play is critical to the success of any program. First-year starting quarterbacks have experienced success at a high level recently, as three of...

All-Big Ten 2016 NFL Mock Draft

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 1 month ago
Let's face it: mock drafts are almost always wrong, and most of them look pretty much the same leading up to the actual NFL Draft. It's time to have a little fun with these things. I've gone ahead and thrown together my own mock of the first round with one caveat: you can only pick draft-eligible players from the Big Ten. I understand that 31* Big Ten players will not be drafted...

Ranking the Quarterback Recruiting Classes Since 2002

By Kevin McGuire, 1 year 1 month ago
No position in sports is more important than the quarterback position in football. NFL franchises can die a slow death if they miss on a quarterback through the NFL draft. In college, the time is short with quarterbacks, which makes landing a solid quarterback recruit on a regular basis both difficult and crucial. Some programs can do this better than others, of course, but landing a top-rated...

Where Did College Football Teams Find Their Starting Quarterbacks for 2016?

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 1 year 1 month ago
Another college football season, another set of quarterbacks leaving campus due to graduation, to chase NFL stardom, or transferring in order to find more playing time elsewhere. With stars like Jared Goff, Dak Prescott, Connor Cook and Christian Hackenberg and a total of more than 20 starters from Power 5 conference teams leaving college football, a new batch of signal-callers is set to...

Ranking College Football Conferences After the End of the 2015 Season

By John La Fleur, 1 year 1 month 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, 1 year 1 month 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, 1 year 1 month 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, 1 year 1 month 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...