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

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 5 days 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, 5 months 1 week 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, 5 months 1 week 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, 5 months 1 week 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, 5 months 2 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...

Nebraska Cornhuskers 2016 Spring Practice Positional Preview: Wide Receivers/Tight Ends

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 5 months 2 weeks ago
When looking back on a 6-7 season, it’s likely an exercise in futility to find an entire unit to be proud of. This isn’t the case for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. There were quite a few wide receivers and tight ends running routes and fighting their best to get — and stay — open for their quarterbacks. Fortunately, for the most part, the Big Red’s best bunch is...

Nebraska Cornhuskers 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 3 weeks ago
Nebraska opens its second spring practice under coach Mike Riley hoping to build off the momentum from a 37-29 victory over UCLA in the Foster Farms Bowl. The Cornhuskers finished 6-7 in Riley’s first year, but six of the seven defeats came by eight points or less. Even with the departure of a couple of key players, there is reason for optimism in Lincoln. The Big Ten West is more...

Nebraska Cornhuskers 2016 Spring Practice Positional Preview: Defensive Line

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 5 months 3 weeks ago
When studying the 2015 Nebraska Cornhuskers' deficiencies, there’s one place you won’t find many. That would be at defensive line. NFL talent, high-motor intensity and a rising star helped the Blackshirts have one bright spot. 2015 SummaryWhile Nebraska’s pass defense was absolutely abhorrent, it was very tough to bust through the Blackshirts on the ground, as the Big...

Big Ten's Pre-Spring Top 25 Player Rankings for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 3 weeks ago
The Big Ten enters 2016 with momentum on its side. Ohio State is just a year removed from a national championship, and even with several new faces on both sides of the ball, the Buckeyes will be a factor in the College Football Playoff picture next fall. Additionally, Michigan capped a solid first season under coach Jim Harbaugh with an outstanding recruiting class. Needless to say, the arrow on...

Nebraska Cornhuskers 2016 Spring Practice Positional Preview: Offensive Line

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 5 months 3 weeks ago
If there’s one group of Nebraska footballers whose stock is trending upwards, it’s the offensive line. Excellent recruiting combined with the work of coach Mike Cavanaugh is helping the Huskers’ maulers crawl back to the long-cherished title of “The Pipeline.” 2015 SummaryNebraska’s offensive line had a roller coaster ride last season, but ultimately a...