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College Football's Top 25 Quarterback Battles to Watch in Spring Practice

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks 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...

West Virginia Mountaineers 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Jeremy Simon, 2 months 2 weeks ago
For the West Virginia Mountaineers 2015 was a tale of two seasons. After finishing the month of October 0-4, head coach Dana Holgorsen righted the ship to 5-1 the rest of the way, including a record-setting Cactus Bowl victory over Arizona State. After athletic director Shane Lyons gave Holgorsen a less-than-enthusiastic endorsement for 2016 all eyes will be on the Mountaineers in what may...

College Football's Pre-Spring 1-128 Team Rankings for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 2 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...

College Football's Top 25 Impact JUCO Transfers for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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 Big 12 Football Rosters for 2016

By Braden Gall, 3 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...

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

By Steven Lassan, 3 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...

Big 12 2016 Team Recruiting Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Recruiting results and National Signing Day have been a fascinating area to watch for the Big 12 in recent years. The conference has a stronghold in the state of Texas – one of the nation’s best areas for talent – but the league has watched some of its top talent head to the SEC to play for Texas A&M, LSU, Alabama or Ole Miss. The national recruiting rankings over the last...