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College Football 2016 Team Recruiting Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s 2016 National Signing Day ended with a familiar face at the top of the team recruiting rankings: Alabama. The Crimson Tide claimed the recruiting national championship for the sixth consecutive season, slightly edging Florida State for the No. 1 spot in the consensus average from the four major services – 247Sports, Rivals, Scout and ESPN. The Seminoles earned the...

College Football's 2016 Recruiting All-Name Team

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 3 weeks ago
The first Wednesday in February is essentially Christmas for every college football head coach. After months of hard work on the recruiting trail, coaches will hit the offices bright and early on Wednesday for National Signing Day to welcome a new class full of freshmen and maybe a few junior college transfers to chase a national championship. With most college football teams signing around...

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

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 3 weeks 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...

Ranking the Quarterback Recruiting Classes Since 2002

By Kevin McGuire, 7 months 21 hours 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, 7 months 23 hours 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...

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

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 7 months 1 day 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...

Grading College Football's First-Year Coaching Hires for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 2 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, 7 months 3 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...

Early SEC Football Predictions for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 1 week ago
After a two-year drought in national champions, the SEC is back on top. Alabama defeated Clemson to win college football’s title for the 2015 season, and the Crimson Tide are one of the favorites to win it all in 2016. Coach Nick Saban’s team has a few personnel voids to fill, but the defense will be one of the best in the nation, and receiver Calvin Ridley returns after an...

Bovada Releases Early Heisman Odds for 2016 College Football Season

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 1 week ago
College football’s Heisman race in 2016 is filled with plenty of big names battling for the top award in the nation. Alabama running back Derrick Henry isn’t returning for another run at the Heisman, but the 2016 race is shaping up to be one of the best in recent memory. It’s never too early to think about next season, which is why Bovada has released its early Heisman...