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

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 8 hours 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...

How Have the Top Five 5-Star College Football Recruits from 2009-13 Performed?

By Ryan Wright, 6 days 9 hours ago
Who would have thought that a scientist and engineer best known for inventing the telephone in 1876 would have multiple applications to the college football world nearly 140 years later? But thanks to Alexander Graham Bell, coaches have been able to ditch telegraphs and smoke signals in exchange for a direct phone call to a wanted recruit expediting the process significantly. For some recruits,...

Ranking the Quarterback Recruiting Classes Since 2002

By Kevin McGuire, 1 week 3 days 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...

10 Toughest Players to Replace in the SEC in 2016

By Cody McClure, 1 week 3 days ago
The SEC finished off a successful season with a 9-2 bowl record as a conference. Alabama defeated Clemson in the College Football Playoff to win the conference's eighth national title in 10 years, capping off the postseason dominance. The SEC wouldn't be what it is without a conference-wide plethora of talent. Related: How the SEC Flexed Its Muscle in the Bowl Season A...

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

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 1 week 4 days 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 week 4 days 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 week 5 days 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,...

Top 50 College Football Players for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days 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...

Mississippi State Adds Texas WR Zach Farrar to 2016 Recruiting Class

By Ryan Wright, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Mississippi State’s 2016 recruiting class is still in limbo with less than two weeks remaining until National Signing Day. On Jan. 17, news broke that 4-star defensive tackle Raekwon Davis had flipped from Alabama to the Bulldogs, but conflicting reports leave his status up in the air. However, one positive for Mississippi State that this class is headed in the right direction was a verbal...

Early Look at the Top Heisman Trophy Contenders of 2016

By Allen Kenney, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Putting together a list of Heisman Trophy candidates tends to be a dilemma for the conscience. History tells us that if you don’t play the offensive glamour positions, you’ve got no shot. So, why bother including anyone who’s not a quarterback, running back or wide receiver? (And for that matter, we’ve reached the point where receivers can probably forget about it.)...
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