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USC Trojans 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Josh Webb, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Under most circumstances, 2015 would have qualified as a crazy year for any college team having to deal with the circus USC had to deal with. The Trojans’ once-promising season fell apart early and it wasn’t long before head coach Steve Sarkisian was suspended and ultimately fired for drinking on the job. After that, Clay Helton took over as interim-turned-permanent coach and...

California Golden Bears 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Josh Webb, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Last season was a mixed bag for the California Golden Bears. Quarterback Jared Goff entered the season with Heisman Trophy expectations and a belief that the Bears could compete with Oregon and Stanford for a Pac-12 North championship. Instead Cal finished 8-5 overall and 4-5 in the division, good enough for fourth place behind Stanford, Oregon and Washington State. It was not a bad year by any...

Pac-12's Pre-Spring Top 25 Player Rankings for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 day ago
The Pac-12 is a league in transition for 2016, as most preseason polls have the conference on the outside of the College Football Playoff picture. While the overall team strength for several of the usual challengers for the league title is unsettled, there’s no shortage of individual talent. The quarterback position is solid with the return of UCLA’s Josh Rosen and Washington State...

Colorado Buffaloes 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 2 months 4 days ago
Having failed to post a winning record in more than a decade, or to even reach a bowl game since 2007, it’s been a rough stretch for the Colorado Buffaloes. As the team prepares to kick off spring practice on March 2, Colorado is coming off a disappointing 4-9 season in which the Buffs lost eight of their final nine games. However, because of a few key newcomers joining the Pac-12...

5 Pac-12 Sleepers to Watch at the NFL Scouting Combine

By Kyle Kensing, 2 months 1 week ago
Indianapolis is the center of the football universe this week. The NFL Scouting Combine opened Wednesday with the first round of media interviews, and on-field participation begins Friday with offensive linemen, running backs and specialists in action. The Pac-12 Conference is well-represented in Naptown. All 12 programs sent at least one player from a pool of candidates that range from...

Stanford Cardinal 2016 Spring Practice Preview

By Kyle Kensing, 2 months 1 week ago
Jim Harbaugh, the man responsible for elevating Stanford football from the basement of college football almost a decade ago, is making national headlines at Michigan. His former colleague and current Stanford head coach, David Shaw, is far more low-key. Rather than bringing in celebrities like Ric Flair to sell his program, the Cardinal coach flashed a few of his own friends on social media...

College Football's Top 25 Impact JUCO Transfers for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Junior college prospects are some of the biggest wildcards in a recruiting class for college football teams. Not every program taps into the junior college ranks for options, but immediate help can be found at this level. While junior college recruits often help right away, some are more of a project and can take half (or more) of a season to develop. Additionally, junior college recruits are...

Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The 2015-16 college football coaching carousel was one of the busiest in recent memory. There were plenty of surprises along the way, including Steve Spurrier’s sudden retirement in October, the bizarre separation between USC and Steve Sarkisian, Todd Monken’s late departure to the NFL, Lovie Smith's late hire at Illinois and Bronco Mendenhall’s decision to leave BYU for...

College Football's Top 20 Quarterbacks on the Rise for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The countdown to the 2016 college football season is already underway, and even with the season nearly 200 days away, it’s never too early to take a look at the returning talent and project some of the players due for a breakout season. Recruiting establishes the foundation for any program, but finding and developing quarterbacks is a challenging and essential task for any coach....

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2016

By Braden Gall, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The sky is blue, the Earth is round and when you have better players, you win more games. Certainly, winning big in college football takes great coaching, enormous support staffs, state-of-the-art training facilities and plenty of luck. But whoever has the most talented roster, has a head start in the race for conference and national championships Seven of the eight teams to have made...