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

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 6 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, 8 months 1 week 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 Look at the Top Heisman Trophy Contenders of 2016

By Allen Kenney, 8 months 1 week ago
Putting together a list of Heisman Trophy candidates tends to be a dilemma for the conscience. History tells us that if you don’t play the offensive glamour positions, you’ve got no shot. So, why bother including anyone who’s not a quarterback, running back or wide receiver? (And for that matter, we’ve reached the point where receivers can probably forget about it.)...

Early SEC Football Predictions for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 8 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, 8 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...

LSU Defense gets Boost with Return of LB Kendell Beckwith and CB Tre'Davious White

By Ryan Wright, 8 months 1 week ago
The LSU Tigers may end up with the top-ranked 2016 recruiting class, currently rated No. 2 by Rivals, but 5- and 4-star high school talent can never replace maturity, leadership, and experience. On Monday, LSU head coach Les Miles announced two of his defensive stars from the 2015 season will be returning, linebacker Kendell Beckwith and cornerback Tre’Davious White, making those targets...

College Football's NFL Draft Deadline Winners and Losers for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 1 week ago
The NFL Draft’s early entry deadline officially passed on Monday evening and over 100 players could be on their way to the next level. The official list of players leaving for the NFL will be released on Friday, and there’s a possibility a few could return to school if they change their mind by Thursday night and haven’t signed with an agent. With the early entrants...

College Football's Top 15 Early Projected Breakout Players for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 1 week ago
The definition of a breakout player in college football varies from each analyst or fanbase, but one thing is certain when looking ahead at the next season and the players returning. Regardless of the position, breakout players will have a huge role in shaping the national championship and playoff picture. Which quarterback could be the next Deshaun Watson? Or which receiver could be the next...

Early Ranking of the Best 10 Games of Week 1 of the 2016 College Football Season

By Elton Hayes, 8 months 1 week ago
September seems pretty far away, but it’s never too early to take a peek at the 2016 college football season. Especially when you take a gander at an opening weekend schedule that boasts perhaps some of the most enticing matchups fans have seen in years. Related: Early Look at the Top 25 College Football Games of 2016  A slate of contests that more closely resemble...

Early Look at the Top 25 College Football Games of 2016

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 8 months 2 weeks ago
The Alabama Crimson Tide were just crowned the kings of college football and here is Nick Saban's team already claiming the top spot as we turn our attention to next season. Related: A Very Early College Football Top 25 for 2016 As we bid adieu to the 2015 season, it’s time for an oh-so-early look at what games fall into the must-watch category for the upcoming season....