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College Football's Pre-Spring 1-128 Starting Quarterback Rankings for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 1 day 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, 7 months 5 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, 7 months 6 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...

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

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 1 week 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,...

10 Toughest Players to Replace in the ACC in 2016

By Jon Kinne, 7 months 1 week ago
It was a very enjoyable football season for the ACC. Clemson very nearly ran the table, coming up just short to Alabama in the national championship game. Though North Carolina and Florida State were beaten in their bowl appearances, the Tar Heels were on the fringe of College Football Playoff contention entering the ACC title game and the Seminoles appeared in a New Year’s Six Bowl. ...

Top 50 College Football Players for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 7 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...

Bovada Releases Early Heisman Odds for 2016 College Football Season

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 2 weeks 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...

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

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 2 weeks 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, 7 months 2 weeks 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 ACC Football Predictions for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 2 weeks ago
The ACC’s title has resided with Florida State or Clemson in each of the last five seasons, and it’s hard to see that changing in 2016. The Tigers are the early favorite to win the ACC next year, but the Seminoles are a close No. 2. Clemson’s defense needs to be retooled, while the offense should remain one of the best in college football behind quarterback Deshaun Watson....