Recruiting is the foundation for winning national championships, competing for CFB Playoff berths or winning at a high level in college football. While recruiting rankings aren’t 100 percent accurate, there is plenty of truth in the rankings and evaluations by the experts. It’s no secret what a program needs in order to win big at this level.
It may seem like the World Series just ended, but the start of spring training in Florida and Arizona signals the countdown to the 2017 MLB season has begun. While no doubt much attention will be paid to the reigning world champion Chicago Cubs, the potential dawn of baseball’s latest dynasty is just one of several exciting storylines that will help shape the upcoming season on the diamond.
Injuries are an unfortunate part of any college football season and usually take a toll on every FBS team by the end of the year. Several key players were hit by the injury bug in 2016, including a handful of big names from the Big 12.
Without question, the Louisville Cardinals ended the 2016 season on a sour note, losing three straight games, including one to in-state rival Kentucky and a 20-point setback at the hands of LSU in the Citrus Bowl that wasn't all that competitive.
Finding or developing a quarterback is no easy task for any college football coach. This position is one of the hardest to evaluate in high school, and quarterbacks often transfer early in their career in search of more playing time if they are entrenched behind a proven starter. Needless to say, quarterbacks are the position likely providing the most headaches for coaches throughout the year.
Notre Dame is in desperate need of a big turnaround after a 4-8 season in 2016. With seven of the Irish’s losses coming by just one score, the program could be closer to a big rebound campaign than we might think. But to turn the tide and make those close contests go their way, the Irish will likely need a boost from several new faces.