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Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2015

By Braden Gall, 4 weeks 1 day ago
Recruiting rankings matter. They are not a guarantee of future success but they are the foundation every national championship has been built upon. It takes great coaching, development and luck to win a title, but having better players is the only way to start. In fact, the data backing up the value of recruiting rankings is impenetrable. For example, look at last year’s rosters...

College Football's Pre-Spring Top 25 for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 12 hours ago
The start of college football’s 2015 season is still a few months away, but spring practice is already here for a handful of teams. With each day of spring practice, the picture on every FBS team starts to clear, and the rankings and predictions for 2015 become more refined. While many changes lie ahead as it relates to predictions and rankings for the upcoming season, it’s...

The 6 Commandments to Storming a College Basketball Court

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 day ago
If you hate court storming, you are labeled as a grumpy old person who wants to rip the joy from the youth of America. If you love court storming, you have a blatant disregard for human safety and probably don’t understand that actions have consequences. As it does every spring, storming the court has once again become a topic of debate. Kansas State fans mobbed the floor of...

Ranking the Pac-12's Football Rosters for 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 day ago
Recruiting rankings matter. They are not a guarantee of future success but they are the foundation every national championship has been built upon. It takes great coaching, development and luck to win a title, but having better players is the only way to start. In fact, the data backing up the value of recruiting rankings is impenetrable. For example, look at last year’s rosters...

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

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 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...

Ranking the Pac-12's Football-Basketball Coaching Tandems

By David Fox, 1 month 6 days ago
Recent years have brought an influx of impact football coaches into the Pac-12 — Rich Rodriguez, Todd Graham and Jim L. Mora have all taken their schools to new heights. Mark Helfrich and David Shaw picked up where their predecessors left off. Now, the league hopes basketball will hold up its end of the bargain. Sean Miller, for example, has returned Arizona to national...

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 15 Impact JUCO Transfers for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
Incoming freshmen usually steal the spotlight on college football’s signing day, but there’s no shortage of intrigue and potential surrounding the junior college recruits that may have inked signed in December. While the transition from junior college to the FBS level is challenging, prospects already have at least one year of playing experience and are usually recruited to fill...

Team-by-Team Breakdown of SEC Early Enrollees in 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 week ago
Last year, the SEC welcomed 72 early enrollees. Even the SEC has outdone itself this year, topping its own record with 82 early enrollees. It's a trend started mostly by the SEC and dominated by the SEC. There are countless benefits to enrolling athletes early, none the least of which is learning how to live life as a college student-athlete. Essentially, a player is more likely to...

Cover 2 College Football Podcast: Recruiting Special with 247Sports' Barton Simmons

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox are joined by National Recruiting Analyst from 247Sports.com Barton Simmons in a college football recruiting potpourri podcast. It's comprehensive, throrough and educational. This isn't your normal recruiting podcast. Simmons exlpains the evaluation process, how it has changed over time, what exactly recruiting services are trying to...