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Louisville Cardinals 2017 Spring Football Preview

By Adam Kurkjian, 2 months 3 days ago
For a good portion of 2016, Louisville seemed well on its way to, if not making the College Football Playoff, then a major bowl. But things got away from head coach Bobby Petrino and the Cardinals, as losses to Houston and Kentucky to end the regular season led to a 29-9 defeat at the hands of LSU in the Citrus Bowl. In that game, even Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Lamar Jackson struggled,...

Pittsburgh Panthers 2017 Spring Football Preview

By Jon Kinne, 2 months 1 week ago
This will be Pat Narduzzi’s third spring practice as the head coach at Pittsburgh. The former Michigan State assistant has brought stability to a program that needed it in the worst way. But Narduzzi knows that his job is far from done. He loses several important pieces from last year’s team and has not had the personnel on defense to make his scheme truly effective. This spring will...

Boston College Eagles 2017 Spring Football Preview

By Adam Kurkjian, 2 months 1 week ago
Keep the momentum going.   That will be the goal for Boston College as it opens spring practice on March 15. The Eagles won their final three games of the 2016 season to finish 7-6 after head coach Steve Addazio appeared to be on the hottest of seats following blowout losses to Louisville and Florida State. But things have cooled in that regard since then, and now the Eagles look primed...

5 Reasons Why the North Carolina Tar Heels Will Win it All in 2017

By Rob McVey, 2 months 1 week ago
The departures of Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson led many to believe that North Carolina would take a step backwards in 2016-17. Fortunately, that has not been the case. The Tar Heels won their second consecutive outright ACC regular season championship, and once again find themselves well positioned as a No. 1 seed in the 2017 NCAA Tournament.   The stage is set for the Tar Heels...

College Football's Top 25 Quarterbacks on the Rise for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
The countdown to the 2017 college football season is already underway, as spring practices and position battles for spots on the depth chart for all 130 teams across the nation are already in progress in offseason workouts. And one of the biggest storylines of any offseason rests with the quarterback position. Last season, Louisville's Lamar Jackson emerged as a breakout...

ACC 2017 Spring Football Preview and Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The ACC finished 2016 on a high note and the momentum for this league should carry into 2017. Clemson is the reigning national champions, and even though coach Dabo Swinney has plenty of holes to fill this spring, the Tigers should be a threat to make the CFB Playoff. Florida State is the early favorite in the Atlantic Division, and coach Jimbo Fisher’s team should get an early look...

Florida State Seminoles 2017 Spring Football Preview

By Mike Ferguson, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Florida State gets back to the grind on Monday as the Seminoles open spring practice. FSU is coming off another top-10 finish after winning its final five games of 2016 capped by a 33-32 victory over Michigan in the Orange Bowl.   Head coach Jimbo Fisher and company are looking forward to another productive season and again, the 2017 campaign begins with national championship aspirations...

North Carolina Tar Heels 2017 Spring Football Preview

By Jon Kinne, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Springtime in Chapel Hill usually means one thing: the hope of a deep run in the NCAA Tournament. With the Tar Heels entering this week in the top 10 of the national polls and having already secured no worse than a share of the ACC regular season title, this year is no different.   So quietly, football head coach Larry Fedora will be trying to rebuild his team after suffering some major...

Clemson Tigers 2017 Spring Football Preview

By Jon Kinne, 2 months 3 weeks ago
If it seems like Clemson football hasn't had a break, it would be because they really didn’t have a break. From winning the national championship on Jan. 9 through National Signing Day and the unveiling of the new football facility to preparing for the opening of spring practice on March 1, Dabo Swinney and his staff have had no let up.   But the Tigers will be ready...

Ranking the Nation's Top 40 Football-Basketball Coaching Duos

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Ranking the college football and basketball head coaching tandems for the Power 5 conferences is no easy assignment. But that’s what Athlon Sports has set out to do this offseason, as spring practice is just starting around the nation for all 130 teams and tournament time is approaching for teams on the hardwood. Michigan State tops the rankings with Mark Dantonio and Tom Izzo as its...