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How the Yearbook Reads for Nebraska’s Class of 2016

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 11 months 1 week ago
Admit it, breaking out old yearbooks to see what you were (or weren’t) most likely chosen to excel at is always good for at least a chuckle. There’s no concrete information that every recruit in Nebraska’s class of 2016 had such candidacies, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be going into their freshman seasons without them. Most Likely to Start as a Freshman: WR...

Ranking the Big Ten's Football Rosters for 2016

By Braden Gall, 11 months 1 week ago
The sky is blue, the Earth is round and when you have better players, you win more games. Certainly, winning big in college football takes great coaching, enormous support staffs, state-of-the-art training facilities and plenty of luck. But whoever has the most talented roster, has a head start in the race for conference and national championships.  National Signing Day 2016 gave...

College Football's Pre-Spring Top 75 Running Back Rankings for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 weeks ago
It’s too early to say whether or not 2016 will be the year of the running back in college football, but there’s no shortage of talent returning at this position next fall. The top three returning options at running back – LSU’s Leonard Fournette, Florida State’s Dalvin Cook and Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey – should be among the favorites to win the...

Hank Hughes’ Firing Sends a Message from Nebraska’s Mike Riley

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 11 months 2 weeks ago
Those who believed head coach Mike Riley saw his time at Nebraska as a cushy retirement gig should officially have their perspectives altered. A press release came out at just after 3 p.m. CST on Friday by Assistant Athletic Director Keith Mann noting that defensive line coach Hank Hughes had been relieved of his duties. Riley’s comments were brief yet curious. “I want to...

Big Ten 2016 Team Recruiting Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 weeks ago
The Big Ten is trending up entering the 2016 season, and National Signing Day did nothing to slow the momentum from the 2015 campaign for the league’s top teams. Ohio State and Michigan were two of National Signing Day’s biggest winners, as the Wolverines and Buckeyes landed top-five classes and two of the three five-star prospects entering the conference. Both teams should be...

5 Things We Learned About Nebraska after National Signing Day 2016

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 11 months 2 weeks ago
Finally, it’s all over. Signatures have been put to paper and the newest members of the Nebraska Cornhuskers’ roster are committed in the truest sense of the word. This class didn’t meet every need, but it gives us some tea leaves to read about what the future of Nebraska football will look like. After sorting through them, here’s what there is to see. 1. Quality,...

How College Football's New Coaches Recruited in 2016

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 weeks ago
Recruiting is the basic blueprint for any college football program. Building a winner starts on the recruiting trail, and the data is there to back up just how important Signing Day is to all 128 teams. Sure, there are going to be hits and misses in the team and player projections each season, but there’s plenty of accuracy and meaning behind the final rankings. Recruiting isn’t...

College Football's Top 10 Impact True Freshmen for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s 2016 National Signing Day is officially in the books. Every FBS program inked recruits to a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, which means coaching staffs should have a good snapshot of how their program looks for the upcoming season. With spring practice just around the corner, the focus around the nation now shifts to the 2016 season.  There will be...

College Football 2016 Team Recruiting Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s 2016 National Signing Day ended with a familiar face at the top of the team recruiting rankings: Alabama. The Crimson Tide claimed the recruiting national championship for the sixth consecutive season, slightly edging Florida State for the No. 1 spot in the consensus average from the four major services – 247Sports, Rivals, Scout and ESPN. The Seminoles earned the...

College Football's 2016 Recruiting All-Name Team

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 weeks ago
The first Wednesday in February is essentially Christmas for every college football head coach. After months of hard work on the recruiting trail, coaches will hit the offices bright and early on Wednesday for National Signing Day to welcome a new class full of freshmen and maybe a few junior college transfers to chase a national championship. With most college football teams signing around...