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Outrageous College Football Predictions for the SEC in 2016

By J.P. Scott, 1 week 1 day ago
On the surface, there doesn't appear to be a whole lot of guess work in terms of what to expect from the SEC in 2016. Alabama is projected by most fans and media members as the top team in both the conference and the country. Les Miles' LSU Tigers are expected to make a run at the Crimson Tide on the back of their workhorse running back and Heisman favorite Leonard Fournette.   A...

College Football's Top 50 Defensive Backfields for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 days ago
Finding and evaluating cornerbacks and safeties is one of the most difficult jobs for any college football coaching staff. Competition level and a variety of offenses in high school create a several obstacles in player evaluation. But for some programs, finding the next stars at defensive back is an easy task. LSU, Alabama and Florida consistently bring in and develop defensive...

LSU Football Game-by-Game Predictions for 2016

By Ryan Wright, 1 week 2 days ago
LSU’s 2016 season could come down to just one regular season game, as has been the case over the past five seasons, the Tigers’ Nov. 5 home date against preseason No. 1 and defending national champion Alabama.   The Tigers have tripped and stumbled over their own two feet in recent years but nothing has set back the fan base, boosters, and alumni like five consecutive losses...

College Football's Top 50 Linebacker Units for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 days ago
Picking the top linebacker units in college football is no easy task. After all, schemes dictate how linebackers are used and the rise of spread offenses generally means more defensive backs on the field. Regardless of whether a scheme utilizes a 4-3, 3-4, 4-2-5 or nickel package, linebackers are a critical component to any defense. How should a team with four starters at linebacker...

College Football's Top 50 Defensive Lines for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days ago
The rise of spread offenses and the different schemes teams face on a week-to-week basis in a college football season has altered how some defensive coordinators think. While some are placing more emphasis on building a secondary, the success of any defense starts up front. Generating a pass rush and stopping the run are two staples of any defensive scheme.    Which...

The First Weekend in September Will Shape the 2016 College Football Season

By J.P. Scott, 1 week 6 days ago
The beginning of the college football season is always a cause for celebration. Football is America's favorite game, and we can't help but to be giddy when we turn on our televisions and see the sports being played live — especially after a seven-month layoff.   Related: Top 25 College Football Non-Conference Games of 2016   As excited as we are, the reality of...

College Football's Top 40 Offensive Lines for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 hour ago
The offensive line is often the most overlooked position for any college football team. While the linemen in the trenches don’t get enough credit, they are often the most important piece to a successful offense. Flashy skill talent and quarterbacks take home all of the accolades and headlines, but neither position can thrive without a solid offensive line.   Which teams...

Injury Bug Hits LSU with Loss of Christian LaCouture and Isaiah Washington

By Ryan Wright, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Just about the only thing that could derail a loaded LSU team from marching through the SEC West to Atlanta, other than a Nov. 5 showdown with Alabama, are injuries. Over the weekend two Tigers were injured with The Advocate reporting on Tuesday that head coach Les Miles is now down two defenders in 2016.   LSU has one of the most experienced squads in college football with 18 returning...

College Football's Top 40 Wide Receiver Groups for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 day ago
While offensive and defensive lines are arguably more important to the success of any college football team, it’s the skill talent – running backs or receivers – and quarterbacks that generate most of the preseason attention. And with the balance of power in football shifting to the offense, big-play threats and speedy receivers are more valuable than ever.  ...

Key Position Changes Around College Football in 2016

By Kevin McGuire, 2 weeks 2 days ago
The start of a new college football season is just weeks away. This fall a number of players will be taking on a brand new position in a game for the first time, and many could play a key role in their respective teams’ chances to win some big games.   Here is a look at 10 of the more notable position changes being made around the college football world this fall.   Jabrill...