A year ago, the Jets entered the 2016 season with lofty expectations and high hopes, after they had won 10 games in coach Todd Bowles’ first season. They dreamed of making the playoffs for the first time since 2010.
The SEC wasn’t at its usual strength in 2016, but the league is poised to once again rank at the top of college football’s conference hierarchy this fall. Alabama is the preseason favorite to win the national title, while Auburn, Georgia and LSU claim a spot in Athlon’s projected top 15 teams for 2017. The defending East Division champion (Florida) checks in at No.
In 2016, Notre Dame finished with a 4-8 record that discouraged fans from the start and revealed weaknesses — often-incomprehensible defensive schemes and questions in the secondary — that previously were masked by the team’s success.
College football's 2017 season is still over 50 days away, but it’s never too early to make projections and predictions on how the bowl games and playoff pairings may look by the time the CFB Playoff selection committee meets in December. The top four teams for the fourth year of the College Football Playoff era could look similar to the final pairings from last season.
When a quarterback is taken in the first round of the NFL draft, they’re likely in the plans to start soon. This season, however, could be different.
The 2017 NFL Draft saw three teams – Chicago, Kansas City and Houston – use their first-round pick on a quarterback. In fact, all three teams moved up to get their signal-caller, whether it was one spot (Bears) or 17 (Chiefs). These bold moves will be held under the under the microscope for the next few seasons as everyone waits to see how these young quarterbacks pan out.