Last season was a mixed bag for the California Golden Bears. Quarterback Jared Goff entered the season with Heisman Trophy expectations and a belief that the Bears could compete with Oregon and Stanford for a Pac-12 North championship.
Indianapolis is the center of the football universe this week. The NFL Scouting Combine opened Wednesday with the first round of media interviews, and on-field participation begins Friday with offensive linemen, running backs and specialists in action.
Jim Harbaugh, the man responsible for elevating Stanford football from the basement of college football almost a decade ago, is making national headlines at Michigan.
His former colleague and current Stanford head coach, David Shaw, is far more low-key. Rather than bringing in celebrities like Ric Flair to sell his program, the Cardinal coach flashed a few of his own friends on social media.
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.
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.
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