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College Football's Top 20 Impact True Freshmen for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 21 hours ago
College football’s 2018 National Signing Day is officially in the books. Every FBS program inked recruits to a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday or in the early period in December, which means coaching staffs should have a good snapshot of how their program looks for the upcoming season. With spring practice just around the corner, the focus around the nation now shifts to...

College Football 2018 Team Recruiting Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 21 hours ago
College football’s 2018 National Signing Day is in the books, and there's a new No. 1 at the top of the team recruiting rankings. Georgia coach Kirby Smart landed the best overall haul in the nation, taking home the top spot in all three recruiting services. Smart landed a standout class in the early signing period and only added to it on Wednesday. Ohio State, Texas, Penn State...

Where Did College Football Teams Find Their Starting Quarterbacks for 2018?

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 21 hours ago
With National Signing Day upon us and the NFL draft less than three months away, college football’s annual quarterback churn is in full effect. And 2018 will feature plenty of changes as the combination of graduation and early departures by underclassmen means nearly two thirds of the projected starting quarterbacks in the Power Five conferences alone will be new compared to this time...

3 Reasons for Optimism About the Clemson Tigers in 2018

By Jon Kinne, 3 weeks 21 hours ago
Clemson Tiger fans, take a look at the recent past. Beautiful, isn’t it? Now turn around and try to look into the future. Do you see much difference? Me neither. Dabo Swinney has built a monster and the Tigers will put the finishing touches on another outstanding recruiting class on National Signing Day on Feb. 7, ensuring that Saturdays in the fall will be enjoyable for years to come....

Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 22 hours ago
College football’s 2017-18 coaching carousel featured 21 changes, including moves at big-time programs like Nebraska, Florida, Texas A&M, Oregon and Florida State. With the carousel completed and all 21 jobs filled, it's time to rank and grade the new hires and see how they fit with their new programs. Nebraska hit a home run with former quarterback Scott Frost returning to...

College Football's Early Top 50 Players for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
The 2018 college football season is still seven months away, but it’s never too early to look ahead at the upcoming year and rank some of the top players returning to the gridiron. Houston's Ed Oliver takes the top spot in Athlon's early top 50 players returning for 2018, with Clemson's Christian Wilkins and Stanford's Bryce Love rounding out the top three. It's a...

5 Reasons for Optimism About the Florida State Seminoles in 2018

By Mike Ferguson, 4 weeks 21 hours ago
It's a new era in Tallahassee or as some as calling it "Taggahassee". Willie Taggart has begun his tenure as Florida State head coach following the departure of Jimbo Fisher to Texas A&M. Fisher led the Seminoles to four top-10 finishes, three ACC titles and a national championship in eight seasons.   FSU had its worst season since 2009 — the final year of Bobby...

Grading College Football's First-Year Coaching Hires for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 22 hours ago
The 2017 college football season featured 23 new coaches at FBS programs. The 23 coaching changes were down slightly from the 2016 season, as 28 different programs had a change in the full-time role. It’s no secret coaching changes can have an instant impact on a problem, but some hires need a couple of years to rebuild a mess inherited from the previous staff. Winning right away as a new...

College Football's Top 20 Teams on the Rise for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 1 day ago
College football’s 2018 season won't get underway until August, but it's never too early to look ahead and predict which teams are poised for a significant leap in the rankings or win column next year. The 2018 version of college football's teams on the rise features West Virginia, Arizona, Georgia and Florida State from the Power 5 ranks, along with Houston, Temple and...

3 Reasons for Optimism About the North Carolina Tar Heels in 2018

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 22 hours ago
North Carolina fans have moved on from the 3-9 debacle that was the football season. But head coach Larry Fedora, his staff, and the players continue to replay in their minds why these past few months were such a disaster.   For the members of the UNC football family, there are some reasons for hope beyond “we can’t have that many injuries again” and “it can’...