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College Football's Top 20 Running Backs on the Rise for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 days ago
Spring practice is officially underway for a handful of college football teams, and the offseason workouts are the first step to building a depth chart and getting an idea of what all 128 squads will have in 2015. Quarterback battles will receive most of the attention in spring practice, but there are a handful of key playoff contenders losing a starter at running back or have a player...

College Football's Top 10 Quarterbacks on the Rise for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
College football’s spring practice session is already underway for some teams, which means the countdown to the 2015 season can officially start. Quarterback play is always under a microscope and several playoff or conference title contenders are breaking in a new starter in 2015. While pinpointing breakout players is easier after spring practice, it’s never too early to examine...

College Football's Top 10 Impact True Freshmen for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
College football’s 2015 National Signing Day is officially in the books. Prospects from across the nation and for all 128 FBS programs inked a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, which should provide all coaches with a good snapshot of how their program looks for the upcoming season. There will be several impact performers from the 2015 class this season, and it’s impossible...

How College Football's New Coaches Recruited in 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Recruiting is the basic blueprint for any college football program. And recruiting isn’t just a one-month exercise, as coaches are essentially on the trail all year for multiple classes. New coaches are often placed into a difficult position, as it takes a year or two to build relationships for a signing class. Most new coaches only have a couple of months (if that) to target their...

BYU Lands The Biggest Recruit Ever...Literally

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
On college football’s signing day, the term “big recruit” is always tossed around at all 128 FBS programs. That term could be used to describe a recruit that fills a huge need or someone that the program fought hard to hold onto after other schools were looking for a late flip.But in BYU’s case, the Cougars officially landed the biggest prospect of signing day. No,...

Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 6 days ago
College football’s coaching carousel for the 2014-15 season has finished and only 14 programs changed coaches. The 14 changes among FBS programs is the lowest mark since the 2006 season (11). After at least 21 teams changed coaches from 2009-13, there’s a period of stability settling into the coaching ranks. However, the drop in changes isn’t expected to last forever.Most...

College Football's NFL Draft Deadline Winners and Losers for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
The early entry deadline for the 2015 NFL Draft has passed, and while the overall number of players leaving for the next level won’t match the 98 that declared last season, there’s no shortage of talent departing the college scene.With the early entrants declared, it’s time to take a look at the winners and losers from a college football perspective.The early entry deadline is...

College Football's Top Five Teams on the Decline for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
College football’s 2014 season is officially in the books. The new four-team playoff was a success, and the new postseason format resulted in Ohio State claiming a 42-20 win over Oregon in the national championship. While the title celebration won’t stop in Columbus anytime soon, there are a handful of teams examining what’s next after key personnel departures. Florida...

Grading College Football's First-Year Coaching Hires for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
College football’s 2014 season is over, and it’s time to take a look back and review the teams, players and coaches before predicting what’s to come in 2015. The coaching carousel is always one of the hot topics every offseason. And as expected, the 20 new coaches from the 2014 season had a mixed bag of success. Washington’s Chris Petersen and Penn State’s...

College Football's Top Five Teams on the Rise for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s 2014 season is officially in the books. The new four-team playoff was a success, and the new postseason format resulted in Ohio State claiming a 42-20 win over Oregon in the national championship. The Buckeyes are the favorites to repeat next season, but winning back-to-back college football national championships isn’t easy. While kickoff for the 2015 season is...