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Ranking the 10 Best College Football Recruiting Classes Since 2005

By Kevin McGuire, 6 months 4 weeks ago
Recruiting is the lifeblood of a college football program. If you struggle to build a solid recruiting class one year, you could easily pay for it over the next three to four years, if not more. On the flip side, if you manage to knock a recruiting class out of the park, your chances for success in the coming years can take a nice spike. And just think what you can do with two or three...

Recruiting Analysis: Class of 2013 Re-Ranked

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 7 months 16 hours ago
College football's 2013 recruiting class was so jam-packed with talent that it must’ve been easy for coaches to just throw out offers willy nilly. Despite how much of a home-run talent many of these prospects looked, as is the nature of the beast, recruiting rankings continued to prove hit or miss. Related: Recruiting Analysis — Class of 2012 Re-Ranked Let’s...

College Football's 2016 Recruiting All-Name Team

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 17 hours 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...

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...

Recruiting Analysis: Class of 2012 Re-Ranked

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 7 months 4 days ago
Recruiting is perhaps one of the most gut-wrenching hobbies of the college football enthusiast. It’s just as enjoyable as it is nerve-wracking. Fan bases celebrate when four- and five-star prospects commit to their school, but the lofty expectations that come with those rankings don’t always pan out. Related: Ranking the Quarterback Recruiting Classes Since 2002 Let...

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,...

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...

10 Toughest Players to Replace in the Big Ten in 2016

By J.P. Scott, 7 months 1 week ago
One thing that both fans and media members love to do when trying to project the next college football season is to look at what a team is returning. Often overlooked, however, is the impact of new players filling the roles of recently departed key contributors. The Big Ten is losing some of the best players in the country. Some of them have been cornerstones of championship runs in...