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Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
The 2015-16 college football coaching carousel was one of the busiest in recent memory. There were plenty of surprises along the way, including Steve Spurrier’s sudden retirement in October, the bizarre separation between USC and Steve Sarkisian, Todd Monken’s late departure to the NFL, Lovie Smith's late hire at Illinois and Bronco Mendenhall’s decision to leave BYU for...

Way Too Early Ranking of the Most Intriguing Big Ten Non-Conference Games of 2016

By J.P. Scott, 3 months 1 week ago
With National Signing Day behind us and spring practice on the horizon, it's not too early to take a look at what lies ahead for the Big Ten in terms of intriguing non-conference matchups. Related: Big Ten 2016 Team Recruiting Rankings The addition of a ninth conference game puts added pressure on everyone during the early portion of the season. That's the time of the...

Nebraska Cornhuskers 2016 Spring Practice Positional Preview: Linebackers

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 3 months 1 week ago
Nebraska linebackers coach Trent Bray probably sleeps much more soundly than he did a year ago. His corps has swelled to something that could help take defensive coordinator Mark Banker’s scheme to the next level this fall and help erase some key mistakes from the past. 2015 SummaryHeading into the 2015 season, depth was razor-thin and as young as the Mike Riley era itself. To make...

College Football's Top 20 Quarterbacks on the Rise for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
The countdown to the 2016 college football season is already underway, and even with the season nearly 200 days away, it’s never too early to take a look at the returning talent and project some of the players due for a breakout season. Recruiting establishes the foundation for any program, but finding and developing quarterbacks is a challenging and essential task for any coach....

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2016

By Braden Gall, 3 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 Seven of the eight teams to have made...

How the Yearbook Reads for Nebraska’s Class of 2016

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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...