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College Football's Top 20 Offensive Linemen on the Rise for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 5 days ago
Offensive linemen are the most underrated players in college football. The players in the trenches never get enough credit for their performance, but the five blockers up front set the stage for the skill players to have success. Recruiting and developing offensive linemen is never easy. However, there’s always a new wave of stars ready to emerge in the trenches. With the 2016 season...

Washington Huskies 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
Washington is a team on the rise and one of the frontrunners to win the Pac-12 in 2016. After an 8-6 debut in Chris Petersen’s first season in Seattle (2014), all signs pointed to a rebuilding year for the Huskies in 2015. Despite returning only eight starters, Washington took a step forward last season. Sure, the Huskies only finished 7-6. However, this team matched its Pac-12 record from...

Oregon State Beavers 2016 Spring Football Preview

By John Coon, 1 month 1 week ago
Year one under Gary Andersen ended up being as rough as expected for Oregon State. Andersen took over a program in need of a complete overhaul. It quickly showed on the field. The Beavers sank to a 2-10 record after losing their final nine games and finished without a win in conference play for the first time since 1997.   Will things be better for Andersen and Oregon State in year two?...

College Football's Coaches on the Hot Seat: 2016 Spring Practice Edition

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
College football’s 2015-16 coaching carousel was one of the most active in recent memory. After 28 jobs changed hands, the 2016-17 version may not be as active at the end of the year. However, several big-time jobs could open, as Les Miles (LSU), Charlie Strong (Texas), Kevin Sumlin (Texas A&M) and Gus Malzahn (Auburn) enter the 2016 season squarely on the hot seat.   Spring...

College Football's Top 30 Running Backs on the Rise for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
Running back is one of the easiest positions to find a new standout each year, and there always seems to be a wave of stars ready to emerge in offseason workouts. Last season, Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey finished second in the Heisman voting in his first year as the starter, while Alabama’s Derrick Henry went from sharing time with T.J. Yeldon to finishing as the nation’s...

Washington State Cougars 2016 Spring Football Preview

By John Coon, 1 month 1 week ago
Everything finally fell into place for Washington State last season. The Cougars finished with nine wins for the first time since 2003. With Luke Falk at quarterback, few defenses could effectively contain Washington State's explosive passing attack. Now building a consistent winner is the task ahead for Mike Leach as 2016 approaches.   Staying competitive in the Pac-12 North may come...

Utah Utes 2016 Spring Football Preview

By John Coon, 1 month 1 week ago
Utah is transforming into a team other Pac-12 teams don't want to face.   The Utes are coming off their best season since joining the league – finishing 10-3 overall and earning a bowl victory and final Top 25 ranking for the second consecutive season. Can Utah keep all of this momentum going forward in 2016?   The Utes have the ingredients in place to carve out another...

College Football's Top 25 Quarterback Battles to Watch in Spring Practice

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Spring practice is the first look at all 128 college football teams for 2016, and every coaching staff has a long list of questions for their programs to answer during offseason workouts. While replacing key players in the trenches or rebuilding the secondary is critical to the success of any team, quarterback battles are always going to steal the offseason spotlight. This spring features...

Arizona State Sun Devils 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 2 weeks ago
A 6-7 finish does not tell the full story of the 2015 Arizona State football season. Yes, a sub-.500 finish fell well short of expectations — expectations head coach Todd Graham unabashedly set at national championship level. And, after back-to-back 10-win campaigns, the 6-7 tally marked a regression two full games below Graham's previous worst in Tempe: an 8-5 finish in 2012, his...

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

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The 2016 college football season officially begins on Aug. 27 with California taking on Hawaii in Australia. While kickoff for 2016 is a ways off, it’s never too early to start thinking about rankings, predictions and a preview for the upcoming year. With spring practice underway, teams are starting to put the pieces in place for 2016 and answer some of the question marks surrounding the...