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10 Toughest Players to Replace in the SEC in 2017

By Cody McClure, 3 weeks 4 days ago
In fairness, the SEC as a whole was not as good as the conference usually is in 2016. Alabama was great. But after that, you had a huge pile of mediocrity, with every team in the conference having at least four losses.   However, the lack of dominance certainly didn’t happen because of a shortage of talented players. The SEC had some of the nation’s best players, and that will...

Grading College Football's First-Year Coaching Hires for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days ago
College football’s coaching carousel was active prior to the 2016 season, as 28 programs hired a new full-time coach. It’s no secret coaching changes can have an instant impact on a problem, but some hires need a couple of years to rebuild a mess inherited from the previous staff. Winning right away as a new coach doesn’t necessarily guarantee long-term success, but it’s...

College Football's Early Top 50 Players for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 21 hours ago
The 2017 college football season is still seven months away, but it’s never too early to look ahead at the upcoming year. Several of the nation’s top players left for the NFL, including Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, Florida State running back Dalvin Cook, Oklahoma receiver Dede Westbrook, Alabama defensive end Jonathan Allen and Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey. That...

10 College Football Players Who Will Replace NFL Draft Early Entrants in 2017

By Matt Fortuna, 4 weeks 1 day ago
In case you missed it: A number of high-profile college football stars declared early for the NFL Draft. Several even skipped their bowl games, which caused hysterics in some corners. In any event, it is now time for a new crop of talented reserves to step into the spotlight and fill some pretty big shoes for their respective programs.   Related: College Football's NFL Draft...

NFL Scouting Combine Watch: Joshua Dobbs

By J.P. Scott, 1 month 4 days ago
The 2017 NFL Draft looks to be yet another edition of the event where quarterback-starved franchises are digging deeper than they normally do in hopes of finding a long-term solution at the most critical position. This is evident in North Carolina's Mitch Trubisky, a relative unknown in the eyes of casual football fans, sitting at the top of nearly every scout and outlet's quarterback...

College Football's NFL Draft Deadline Winners and Losers for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 5 days ago
The NFL Draft’s early entry deadline officially passed on Monday evening and over 90 players declared for the next level. The official list of players leaving for the NFL will be released on Friday. While the official list isn't out yet, it's no secret which players have already announced their intentions for the next level and which teams will be filling the most voids this...

Early SEC Football Predictions for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 5 days ago
Even though Alabama made the national championship game and claimed the No. 1 ranking for the CFB Playoff, the 2016 college football season was a down year for the SEC. Every team outside of the Crimson Tide finished with at least four losses. However, the league won’t be down for too long, as the 2017 campaign should see a couple of teams rebound and result in a deeper overall conference...

Early Look at the Top 25 College Football Games of 2017

By Matt Fortuna, 1 month 6 days ago
Clemson will enter the 2017 season as college football's reigning national champion, but it’s the Tigers’ division rival, Florida State, along with — dare we say — Clemson’s national title game rival, Alabama, who have the game to watch in 2017. And fortunately for us all, we won’t have to wait all that long to see this potential No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup...

College Football's Top 10 Early Projected Breakout Players for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 6 days ago
The definition of a breakout player in college football varies from each analyst or fanbase, but one thing is certain when looking ahead at the next season and the players returning. Regardless of the position, breakout players will have a huge role in shaping the national championship and playoff picture. Which quarterback could be the next Lamar Jackson or Sam Darnold? Or which...

College Football's Top 15 Teams on the Rise for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
College football’s 2016 season officially ended on Monday night in Tampa, Fla. with Clemson's last-second win over Alabama. While the Tigers are still celebrating and the party in Death Valley isn't going to end anytime soon, it's never too early to peek ahead at 2017 and examine some of the teams that could take a step forward in the win column or move a little higher in the...