Alabama Crimson Tide

Ranking College Football's Top 10 Recruiting Classes Since 2001

Athlon Sports looks back at the last 12 years of recruiting and ranks the best classes.
<p> The 10 Best Modern Recruiting Class in College Football</p>

The "modern" recruiting era is tied directly to the online recruiting websites. Rivals and Scout began the explosion around 2001 and ESPN and 247Sports have powerfully entered the market since. The rankings databases only go back 10 or 11 years, so it is difficult to evaluate historic recruiting classes. But since the turn of the millennium, fans and analysts alike have a tremendous amount of data to evaluate recruiting rankings, talent development and scouting evaluations.

National Signing Day 2013 Preview and Storylines to Watch

The 2013 football recruiting cycle is coming to an end but there are plenty of fireworks still to track.
<p> National Signing Day 2013 Preview and Storylines to Watch</p>

National Signing Day 2013 is here!

It’s college football’s version of Christmas morning when millions of dollars, thousands of man-hours traveling and countless phone calls come to fruition in the form of a single sheet of faxed paper. Nowhere in sports are grown adults held captive by the musings of teenagers like the first Wednesday in February.

Vandy Coach James Franklin Calls Nick Saban "Nicky Satan"

<p> Vandy Coach James Franklin Calls Nick Saban "Nicky Satan</p>

With college football’s national signing day coming up next week, coaches are hitting the recruiting trail in full force. And it’s no surprise every coach is doing whatever they can to win every prospect battle. The war that is recruiting is magnified in the SEC, where programs are going head-to-head for several big-name prospects.

Vanderbilt coach James Franklin made a stop in Macon, Ga. for a high school football banquet and took a small jab at Alabama, calling head coach Nick Saban “Nicky Satan.”

Ranking the Best & Worst College Football Coaches Who Went to the NFL

Athlon ranks the top 15 coaches that moved from college to the NFL since 1989.
<p> Ranking the Best &amp; Worst College Football Coaches Who Went to the NFL</p>

Philadelphia's decision to pick Chip Kelly as its head coach will be one of the most intriguing and heavily scrutinized hires in NFL history. Kelly was a traditional college coach, as he ran an up-tempo, spread offense that most don’t believe will work on a consistent basis in the NFL.

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