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

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 4 days 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, 3 months 5 days 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, 3 months 1 week 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, 3 months 1 week 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, 3 months 1 week 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, 3 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...

Ranking the Best Seasons by a Running Back in Alabama History

By Erik Stinnett, 3 months 2 weeks ago
There’s a new favorite number around Tuscaloosa these days. It’s 16. As in 16 national championships won by the Alabama Crimson Tide following their Jan. 11 victory over the Clemson Tigers to claim the second College Football Playoff. Yes, it was a memorable 2015 season for Alabama. And it was a memorable 2015 season for record-setting and Heisman Trophy-winning running back...

Ranking the SEC's Football Rosters for 2016

By Braden Gall, 3 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.  National Signing Day 2016 gave...

College Football's Pre-Spring Top 75 Running Back Rankings for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 weeks ago
It’s too early to say whether or not 2016 will be the year of the running back in college football, but there’s no shortage of talent returning at this position next fall. The top three returning options at running back – LSU’s Leonard Fournette, Florida State’s Dalvin Cook and Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey – should be among the favorites to win the...

SEC Team Recruiting Rankings for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 weeks ago
The SEC was one of the big winners on National Signing Day. Three teams – Alabama, LSU and Ole Miss – cracked the top six of the consensus national team rankings, with the Crimson Tide taking home the No. 1 overall class for the sixth consecutive season. The depth of the league extends outside of the top six, as Georgia (No. 7) and Auburn (No. 10) are just behind. All 14 SEC teams...