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College Football's Top 50 Defensive Lines for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 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, 2 weeks 5 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 6 days 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 6 days 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, 3 weeks 54 min 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, 3 weeks 23 hours 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...

College Football's Top 50 Running Back Units for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 1 day ago
While every college football team would prefer to have an established, superstar No. 1 running back, using a committee of options is the preferred approach to save wear and tear on the starter. Some teams prefer to split the carry workload close to a 50-50 split or use certain players in situational roles. Regardless of the usage, more teams are looking to a committee of players to...

Top 25 College Football Head Coaches on the Rise for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
Whether it’s a player, team or coach, the next big thing is always on the minds of fans for all 128 college football programs. Regardless of the job or program, coaches are always under the microscope and under to pressure to win – and win immediately. With the heavy scrutiny and pressure to win right away, it’s no surprise college football’s coaching carousel never stops...

Why LSU Will or Won’t Make the College Football Playoff in 2016

By Ryan Wright, 4 weeks 1 hour ago
The 2016 season is a “win or go home” affair for LSU head coach Les Miles after avoiding the axe at the end of the last year’s 9-3 campaign. A national championship does not necessarily need to be had but a win against Alabama is needed or a slip through the back door into the College Football Playoff is a must or a new era is likely to begin in Baton Rouge.   Miles, for...

SEC Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2016

By Athlon Sports, 4 weeks 1 day ago
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used during the year.   In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2016, Athlon asked coaches in the SEC to talk...