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

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 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...

Alabama Crimson Tide 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 3 weeks ago
The celebration and good feelings from Alabama’s national championship victory against Clemson are over. Spring practice in Tuscaloosa is set to begin on March 11, and the Crimson Tide enters the season with a bullseye on their back. As usual, coach Nick Saban’s team is one of the early favorites to win the national title. The offense returns six starters, including rising star...

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

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 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...

SEC 2016 Spring Football Preview and Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 3 weeks ago
Spring practice around the SEC begins with 13 teams chasing Alabama for conference supremacy. The Crimson Tide have won three out of the last four SEC titles and open offseason workouts as one of the favorites to win the 2016 college football championship. But Alabama’s path to another SEC or national title won’t be easy. LSU and Ole Miss are loaded for a run at the West Division...

SEC's Pre-Spring Top 25 Player Rankings for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 2 days ago
The best collection of talent in college football resides in the SEC. While the conference is short on proven quarterbacks for 2016, ranking the top 25 players headed into spring practice is no easy assignment considering the talent on defense and some of the positions on offense. LSU’s Leonard Fournette takes the top spot in our pre-spring player rankings, with Texas A&M’s Myles...

10 SEC Players to Watch During the NFL Scouting Combine

By Cody McClure, 7 months 1 week ago
There are nearly 75 SEC players participating in the NFL Scouting Combine this week. Every SEC school is represented. Alabama leads the way with nine players at the combine, while Vanderbilt has one. Beginning Friday, participants will compete in skill tests ranging from the 40-yard dash to bench press. As the NFL's official website puts it, the competition is "an intense...

SEC's Top 15 Defensive Players on the Rise for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 1 week ago
The SEC has a never-ending stockpile of defensive talent, and the next wave of stars is poised to emerge with spring practice just around the corner for all 14 teams. Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick, LSU defensive end Arden Key and Auburn cornerback Carlton Davis are just a few of the league’s impact freshman from last season, and all three players are poised for even bigger...

5 Players Who Need to Impress at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine

By J.P. Scott, 7 months 1 week ago
You can usually tell if a guy is a good football player at any level just by watching him play. This week's NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis is going to be loaded with good college football players, all auditioning for the chance to be drafted and go on to become good NFL players. As scouts and analysts look closer and dig deeper, questions arise about things like a player's...

College Football's Top 25 Impact JUCO Transfers for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 7 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, 7 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...