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College Football 2015 Rankings and Predictions: #41-60

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 6 days ago
The 2015 college football season is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to project how the upcoming year will play out on the field. Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for this season and continues the countdown to September with a look at the teams ranked No. 41-60. The 41-60 range features two teams breaking in new coaches (Houston and Pittsburgh), along with a...

Miami Hurricanes 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 6 days ago
Al Golden has been at Miami four seasons and has yet to elevate the Hurricanes back to the ACC's elite. He has loads of talent — the Canes had seven players drafted in April — but hasn't been able to win a division crown. The offense has been solid every year Golden has been in Coral Gables. However, his defenses have been a major liability. With a star...

Miami Provides In-Depth Look at Recruiting War Room (Video)

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
Recruiting is the backbone of any college football program. Every coaching staff spends hours evaluating tape and discussing programs, but recruiting is still an inexact science. And thanks to Miami, we have a pretty good look at what goes on inside the war room at programs while discussing the top prospects. In this video released by the school, the coaching staff is discussing...

Ranking the ACC's Offensive Triplets for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The ACC is losing some offensive star power with the departure of Florida State’s Jameis Winston and Miami’s Duke Johnson to the NFL. But there’s a talented group of young players ready to step up this season, starting with Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson. The sophomore takes control of the Tigers’ high-powered attack and should keep coach Dabo Swinney’s team in...

Top 25 Quarterback-Head Coach Combinations in 2015

By Braden Gall, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The two most important pieces of any college football program is the head coach and the quarterback. Elite leadership on the field and elite leadership on the sideline can carry a team to a division or conference championship. Not too many teams have won national championships without high-level talent at both positions. Here are the best 25 quarterback-head coach combinations in...

Ranking the ACC's Running Backs for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Five players in the ACC topped the 1,000-yard mark in 2014, with three of those players slated to return in 2015. Pittsburgh’s James Conner and Florida State’s Dalvin Cook are the top options returning at running back, and both players should be Heisman contenders this year. Quarterback Justin Thomas is the other ACC player that eclipsed 1,000 rushing yards last season. Will another...

Ranking the ACC's College Football Coaches for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 12 hours ago
Success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure. This is not simply a list of coaches ranked by accomplishment...

Miami Hurricanes 2015 Schedule and Analysis

By Braden Gall, 3 months 1 week ago
Miami hasn't been the big dog on the block in the ACC for more than a decade.  But it doesn't mean that Al Golden doesn't have one of the most talented rosters in the ACC, as well as a rising star under center in Brad Kaaya. The Coastal Division has been a wide-open free-for-all for the last few years and that doesn't appear to be any different heading into...

Ranking the ACC College Towns (Expert Poll)

By Braden Gall, 3 months 1 week ago
The old saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” couldn’t be more true when it comes to ranking college towns. Do you prefer larger metropolitan areas? Do you enjoy the isolated peace and quiet of a quaint, small town? Cost of living, night life, food, culture, weather, surrounding geography and more go into evaluating a city. Every college campus is unique and...

Ranking the ACC's Football Coaching Jobs in 2015 (Expert Poll)

By Braden Gall, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Is it easier to win at Florida State or Clemson? How about North Carolina or Miami? Which program provides the most support? Which program has access to the best players? Which program has proven it can succeed at a high level over time? Which program has the most pressure to win? These are all the questions head coaches must ask themselves when deciding to accept a job or not....