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College Football's Top 25 Impact JUCO Transfers for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 1 week ago
Junior college prospects are some of the biggest wildcards in a recruiting class for college football teams. Not every program taps into the junior college ranks for options, but immediate help can be found at this level. While junior college recruits often help right away, some are more of a project and can take half (or more) of a season to develop. Additionally, junior college recruits are...

Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 1 week ago
The 2015-16 college football coaching carousel was one of the busiest in recent memory. There were plenty of surprises along the way, including Steve Spurrier’s sudden retirement in October, the bizarre separation between USC and Steve Sarkisian, Todd Monken’s late departure to the NFL, Lovie Smith's late hire at Illinois and Bronco Mendenhall’s decision to leave BYU for...

College Football's Top 20 Quarterbacks on the Rise for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 1 week ago
The countdown to the 2016 college football season is already underway, and even with the season nearly 200 days away, it’s never too early to take a look at the returning talent and project some of the players due for a breakout season. Recruiting establishes the foundation for any program, but finding and developing quarterbacks is a challenging and essential task for any coach....

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2016

By Braden Gall, 6 months 1 week ago
The sky is blue, the Earth is round and when you have better players, you win more games. Certainly, winning big in college football takes great coaching, enormous support staffs, state-of-the-art training facilities and plenty of luck. But whoever has the most talented roster, has a head start in the race for conference and national championships Seven of the eight teams to have made...

Ranking the Pac-12's Football Rosters for 2016

By Braden Gall, 6 months 2 weeks ago
The sky is blue, the Earth is round and when you have better players, you win more games. Certainly, winning big in college football takes great coaching, enormous support staffs, state-of-the-art training facilities and plenty of luck. But whoever has the most talented roster, has a head start in the race for conference and national championships.  National Signing Day 2016 gave...

5 Things We Learned About the Pac-12 After National Signing Day 2016

By Kyle Kensing, 6 months 2 weeks ago
The SEC is king of the recruiting hill, which National Signing Day 2016 reaffirmed, but the Pac-12 did well for itself collectively in this year's cycle. Six Pac-12 programs finished ranked in the top 30 of 247Sports.com's composite tally. Ten checked in at No. 47 or better. Four Pac-12 teams ended up in the top 30 of Athlon Sports’ team consensus rankings with eight checking...

College Football's Pre-Spring Top 75 Running Back Rankings for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 2 weeks ago
It’s too early to say whether or not 2016 will be the year of the running back in college football, but there’s no shortage of talent returning at this position next fall. The top three returning options at running back – LSU’s Leonard Fournette, Florida State’s Dalvin Cook and Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey – should be among the favorites to win the...

5 Takeaways from the USC Trojans' 2016 Recruiting Class

By Josh Webb, 6 months 3 weeks ago
In his first recruiting class for the USC Trojans in 2015, head coach Clay Helton finished with the 11th-ranked class, according to Scout. Though lacking the fanfare of the previous two classes, what the Trojans were able to accomplish on Wednesday was nothing short of impressive. Related: National Signing Day 2016 - Winners and Losers Despite spending most of the season...

Pac-12 2016 Team Recruiting Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 3 weeks ago
National Signing Day was relatively quiet on the West Coast and the Pac-12. USC picked up a couple of late commitments to finish with the league’s top signing class at No. 9 nationally, and crosstown rival UCLA inked the Pac-12’s No. 2 haul (No. 11 nationally). Only three five-star players signed with Pac-12 programs and all three are headed to either USC or UCLA. Stanford quietly...

National Signing Day 2016: Winners and Losers

By Ryan Wright, 6 months 3 weeks ago
College football recruiting rankings are not the end all, be all but certainly give a pretty good indication of the kind of seasons that are to follow for the perceived winners and the losers on National Signing Day. With a lot of coaching and a little bit of motivation, some of the top 5- and 4-star players are sure to be difference-makers on the collegiate gridiron for years to come, but which...