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College Football's Top 20 Offensive Linemen on the Rise for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 1 day ago
Offensive linemen are the most underrated players in college football. The players in the trenches never get enough credit for their performance, but the five blockers up front set the stage for the skill players to have success. Recruiting and developing offensive linemen is never easy. However, there’s always a new wave of stars ready to emerge in the trenches. With the 2016 season...

Nebraska Wide Receivers Coach Keith Williams A Twitter Must Follow for Different Reasons

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 4 months 2 days ago
If you’re on Twitter, you can easily find recruits chirping away, but there’s a new manner of bird making noise in the nest – college football coaches. Jim Harbaugh’s taken to it like a duck to water, being the most egregious offender. His latest endeavors include slamming Tennessee’s Butch Jones and harassing Ohio State’s AD, which prompted former Buckeyes to...

Jordan Westerkamp Brings the Leadership of Rex Burkhead Back to Nebraska

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 4 months 4 days ago
Everyone in Nebraska knows Rex Burkhead’s name. Not only for how he brought Jack Hoffman’s fight against pediatric brain cancer into the spotlight, but for something else Husker fans are quick to underscore – his heart and determination on the football field.   Burkhead wasn’t the fastest running back, but what he did better than anyone else wearing an “N...

Keyshawn Johnson Jr.'s Commit a Sign of Mike Riley's Future Success at Nebraska

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 4 months 6 days ago
Fourteen words may very well have changed the trajectory of Nebraska football. "I told you I was going to make my own path. Go Big Red.” Now’s the time to buy all of the Big Red stock you can.   No, the Huskers aren’t going to best Alabama in next season’s College Football Playoff. But thanks to the words of their newest commit, four-star wide receiver...

College Football's Coaches on the Hot Seat: 2016 Spring Practice Edition

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 1 week ago
College football’s 2015-16 coaching carousel was one of the most active in recent memory. After 28 jobs changed hands, the 2016-17 version may not be as active at the end of the year. However, several big-time jobs could open, as Les Miles (LSU), Charlie Strong (Texas), Kevin Sumlin (Texas A&M) and Gus Malzahn (Auburn) enter the 2016 season squarely on the hot seat.   Spring...

College Football's Top 30 Running Backs on the Rise for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 1 week ago
Running back is one of the easiest positions to find a new standout each year, and there always seems to be a wave of stars ready to emerge in offseason workouts. Last season, Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey finished second in the Heisman voting in his first year as the starter, while Alabama’s Derrick Henry went from sharing time with T.J. Yeldon to finishing as the nation’s...

College Football's Top 25 Quarterback Battles to Watch in Spring Practice

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 2 weeks ago
Spring practice is the first look at all 128 college football teams for 2016, and every coaching staff has a long list of questions for their programs to answer during offseason workouts. While replacing key players in the trenches or rebuilding the secondary is critical to the success of any team, quarterback battles are always going to steal the offseason spotlight. This spring features...

What We’ve Learned About Nebraska Football This Spring: Week Two

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 4 months 2 weeks ago
It’s been around 70 and sunny more often than not recently in the San Diego of the Big Ten a.k.a. Nebraska. Now that helmets and pads are part of the practice festivities, separation and storylines are already occurring. Here’s the report for week number two of the festivities in Lincoln. Quarterback Competition ContinuesThe spot for who’ll be the eventual signal-caller is...

Big Ten 2016 Spring Football Preview and Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 2 weeks ago
Ohio State and Michigan enter 2016 as the frontrunners to win the Big Ten title, but both teams enter spring practice with plenty of work to do. The Buckeyes return quarterback J.T. Barrett and a few rising stars on defense. However, only six starters are back for coach Urban Meyer. The skill players need to be restocked, and the defense has to reload in the trenches and in the secondary. The...

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

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 3 weeks ago
The 2016 college football season officially begins on Aug. 27 with California taking on Hawaii in Australia. While kickoff for 2016 is a ways off, it’s never too early to start thinking about rankings, predictions and a preview for the upcoming year. With spring practice underway, teams are starting to put the pieces in place for 2016 and answer some of the question marks surrounding the...