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Ranking the Toughest Games on South Carolina's College Football Schedule in 2016

By Cody McClure, 4 months 3 weeks ago
South Carolina comes into the 2016 season off an ugly showing last year. The Gamecocks finished 3-9 with losses in seven of their last eight games (including a loss to The Citadel at home). But the team did at least show some signs of progress down the stretch after Steve Spurrier stepped down midseason.   Now, there’s a fresh voice in Columbia as former Florida coach Will Muschamp...

Ranking the SEC's Quarterbacks for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 3 weeks ago
Spring practice has finished for all 14 SEC teams, but the question marks at quarterback for most of the league will continue into the fall. Ole Miss’ Chad Kelly and Tennessee’s Joshua Dobbs are easily the top returning quarterbacks in the league, with LSU’s Brandon Harris, Texas A&M’s Trevor Knight and Georgia’s Jacob Eason in the next group. Cooper Bateman...

The SEC's Top 15 Assistant Coach Hires for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 3 hours ago
Another offseason, another busy year in the SEC’s assistant coach carousel. There’s usually no shortage of movement within the league or changes on staffs each offseason, and 2016 brought several moves to the contenders or teams looking to take a step forward in the standings. LSU’s hire of Dave Aranda as the program’s new defensive coordinator is one of the best by any...

Top 25 SEC 2017 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Cody McClure, 5 months 4 hours ago
Now that the 2016 NFL Draft has concluded, we might as well move on to 2017, right? After all, it's never too early to look at where the SEC's best players will further their careers.   Related: Early 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings   This year, the SEC had 51 players drafted. For the 10th year in a row, the SEC led the way among its Power Five brethren (Big Ten,...

Ranking the SEC's Toughest Non-Conference College Football Schedules in 2016

By Cody McClure, 5 months 3 weeks ago
The SEC sometimes gets criticized for its non-conference scheduling. It certainly doesn't help when the SEC's powerhouses schedule cupcakes in November. But over the past few seasons, the SEC has done a better job of scheduling major opponents outside the conference.   Related: Ranking the SEC's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2016   Coming into the 2016...

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

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 5 days 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...

Ranking the SEC's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2016

By Cody McClure, 6 months 6 days ago
The SEC usually has some of the nation's toughest schedules. With trips to rowdy venues such as Death Valley, Kyle Field and Neyland Stadium, as well as matchups with respectable non-conference opponents, SEC teams have to earn every win.   Related: SEC 2016 Spring Football Preview and Power Rankings   This year is no exception. The West may be as good as it has ever been...

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

By Steven Lassan, 6 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, 6 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...

South Carolina Gamecocks 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Brad Spielberger, 6 months 2 weeks ago
The 2015 season marked the end of the greatest coaching era in South Carolina college football history. Steve Spurrier decided to step away from the game after a brilliant, 10-year career at South Carolina. Spurrier will retire with more wins for the Gamecocks than any other coach in program history. He also is the first Heisman Trophy winner to coach a Heisman Trophy winner, with Florida...