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Pete Lembo
Every year, there’s a new crop of rising stars in college football’s coaching ranks ready to make an appearance on the national stage. Alabama's Nick Saban, Ohio State's Urban Meyer, Notre Dame's Brian Kelly and Florida...
Steven Lassan
5 days ago
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Nick Saban
Ranking college football coaches is no easy task. Similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure.While it’s difficult to rank coaches, this aspect of college football is arguably...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
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Gary Harris
Connecticut and Michigan State are proof that patience is a virtue.The outlook for the Huskies and Spartans, who will meet in the East regional final, could have changed drastically if not key players learning how to recover from disappointments....
David Fox
2 weeks ago
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Laquon Treadwell
Spring practice is underway for nearly all 128 college football teams, and the countdown to the 2014 season has officially started. There’s still a long way to go before August and the start of next year, but it’s never too early to...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
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Mike London
The start of spring practice for all 128 college football teams is a chance to start fresh and forget the bad results that came along with 2013.For a handful of coaches, spring practice is also the first opportunity to turn around a program and...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
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Texas Longhorns football
Every college football program is unique and has its own set of challenges. But some programs are clearly better than others.So what exactly determines the best job in a conference or in college football? Each person’s criteria will be...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
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Anthony Jennings
Spring practice is underway, and all 128 college football teams have started to sort through the solutions for the question marks surrounding the roster.Quarterback battles are the most intriguing element to watch in spring practice, even if there...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Jimbo Fisher
Most college football fans generally consider Signing Day the official start of a new season, but spring practice is the first time all 128 FBS teams will hit the field in preparation for the upcoming year. Of course, it’s hard to glean much...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Florida Gators
Love or hate football recruiting, it matters. Coaching, support staffs, financial situations and even a little bit of luck goes into winning football games, but having great players always helps too.So recruiting rankings are just one facet of a...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
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Karlos Williams
With spring practice already underway for some college football teams, the countdown to the 2014 season has officially started. There’s still a long way to go before August and the season opener, but it’s never too early to start...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Michigan State
Football is king in the SEC, but outside of pockets in Lexington and Gainesville, basketball never feels like a pressing issue.The Big Ten, on the other hand, is where a balance between football and basketball success is trending upward. The league...
David Fox
1 month ago
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Marquise Williams
With spring practice already underway for some college football teams, the countdown to the 2014 season has officially started. There’s still a long way to go before August and the season opener, but it’s never too early to start...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Munchie Legaux
Cincinnati quarterback Munchie Legaux has been granted an eligibility extension, and the Louisiana native will return to the Bearcats’ team in 2013.The extra year was granted to Legaux after he missed nearly all of 2013 due to a leg injury....
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
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Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Rutgers and the American Athletic Conference have reached an agreement to allow the Scarlet Knights to depart for the Big Ten in time for the 2014 football season.There was little doubt Rutgers would play in the Big Ten next year, but there was a...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
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Todd Graham
College football’s national signing day is essentially the start of a new season for every coaching staff. With the recruiting class officially in place, all coaches can turn the page to the next season and have a clear view of the roster for...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
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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...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
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Greg Robinson
College football’s BCS era ended with Florida State’s victory over Auburn on Jan. 6 in the national championship. With the playoff era set to start next season, lets look back at the BCS era and some of the coaching tenures that were a...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
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South Florida chrome helmet
South Florida is coming off a 2-10 season, but the program has momentum. The Bulls are set to reel in one of the American Athletic Conference’s top recruiting classes and there’s a solid cast of returning talent for next season.And to...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
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Kevin Sumlin
The phrase “SEC Speed” instantly conjures images of glory, victory and pride for one region in the country and thoughts of depression, agony and exasperation for every other part of the nation. But after claiming seven consecutive...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
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James Franklin
After a whopping 31 changes last year, college football’s head coach carousel was relatively quiet this offseason.The 2013-14 cycle featured just 20 teams making a switch at head coach. But the offseason wasn’t short on drama, as two of...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
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Teddy Bridgewater
The deadline for college football players to enter the 2014 NFL Draft has passed, and the official tally stands at 98 underclassmen declaring early for the next level.The list of early entrants also includes four players that have already graduated...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
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Jameis Winston
College football’s 2014 season won’t start until August, but it’s never too early to take a look at what’s ahead.Florida State edged Auburn for the national championship in early January, and both teams will be in the mix...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
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Jeremy Pruitt
An underrated part of coaching is hiring the right coordinators. College football head coaches can be strong X’s and O’s leaders, but coordinators are a huge piece of the puzzle and are often the fall guy when things go wrong. And if a...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
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Brian Kelly
The early entry deadline for the 2014 NFL Draft has passed, and a record number of college football underclassmen are set to jump to the next level.With the early entrants declared, it’s time to take a look at the winners and losers from a...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
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Shane Carden
The American Athletic Conference has experienced several changes over the last few years. Of course, the biggest is a name change. The Big East is only a basketball conference, with the football schools rebranded under the American Athletic...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago

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