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Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2016

By Braden Gall, 5 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...

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

By Steven Lassan, 5 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...

5 Things We Learned About BYU After National Signing Day 2016

By Mitch Harper, 5 months 3 weeks ago
When Bronco Mendenhall left to take the head coach position at Virginia, BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe emphasized the importance of recruiting for the next head coach. When Kalani Sitake was hired to be the Cougars’ new head coach, the consensus from people that have known him is that he is a tremendous recruiter who has a knack for forming relationships. For the six weeks...

How College Football's New Coaches Recruited in 2016

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 3 weeks ago
Recruiting is the basic blueprint for any college football program. Building a winner starts on the recruiting trail, and the data is there to back up just how important Signing Day is to all 128 teams. Sure, there are going to be hits and misses in the team and player projections each season, but there’s plenty of accuracy and meaning behind the final rankings. Recruiting isn’t...

College Football's Top 10 Impact True Freshmen for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s 2016 National Signing Day is officially in the books. Every FBS program inked recruits to a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, which means coaching staffs should have a good snapshot of how their program looks for the upcoming season. With spring practice just around the corner, the focus around the nation now shifts to the 2016 season.  There will be...

College Football 2016 Team Recruiting Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 5 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, 5 months 4 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, 5 months 4 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, 6 months 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...

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

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 6 months 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...