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Virginia Tech Football Game-by-Game Predictions for 2016

By Jon Kinne, 1 year 1 month ago
While Frank Beamer was far and away the best head coach in Virginia Tech history, things had grown stagnant in Blacksburg.  An offense that was rarely explosive became stuck in the mud, putting more pressure on Bud Foster’s defense. The result was a 29-23 record since the Hokies' Sugar Bowl appearance following the 2011 season.   But with Justin Fuente comes a sense of...

The ACC's Top 15 Must-See Games of 2016

By Adam Kurkjian, 1 year 1 month ago
Not much has changed since last season in the overall ACC hierarchy. Once again, the two teams with the best chance to make a College Football Playoff run are the titans of the Atlantic Division, Clemson and Florida State. Both return loads of NFL talent on both sides of the ball, and many are predicting both squads to be in the Playoff, which would be the first time in the three years of the...

Five Things That Must Happen for Florida State to Compete for a National Championship

By Mike Ferguson, 1 year 1 month ago
Big things are expected of Jimbo Fisher’s Florida State Seminoles in 2016 as FSU returns nine starters on offense and plenty of talent on defense. With a young squad a season ago, the Seminoles collected 10 wins and reached a New Year’s Six bowl, but this year, the expectations are higher.   Related: Florida State Seminoles 2016 Preview and Prediction   As is the case...

College Football's 20 Most Underrated Quarterbacks for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
Quarterback is the toughest position to play at any level. And regardless of team or conference affiliation, college football quarterbacks are always under the spotlight to produce. Good quarterback play or improvement at the position could be the difference between winning a national title or finishing outside of the playoff mix.   Related: Ranking All 128 College Football...

Heisman Watch: 12 Dark Horse Heisman Trophy Candidates in 2016

By Bryan Fischer, 1 year 1 month ago
Unlike many of the past few seasons, last year’s Heisman Trophy ceremony felt a little different because there was actually a bit of drama over who would win the award for college football’s most outstanding player. While the debate over whether Alabama’s Derrick Henry should have won the award over other finalists like Stanford tailback Christian McCaffrey or Clemson...

College Football Podcast: QB Extravaganza

By Braden Gall, 1 year 1 month ago
Quarterbacks, Quartebacks, Quarterbacks!   It's the most important position on the field, so Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox break down the QB position heading into the 2016 season.   - Which teams don't need great QBs to compete for championships and why we give the benefit of the doubt to programs like Alabama, Michigan and Florida State? What do we make of...

10 College Football Upsets that Could Shake Up September

By Bryan Fischer, 1 year 1 month ago
It happens every college football season. The early non-conference schedule is going according to script on a lovely fall Saturday with the big-name Power Five team beating up a significant underdog. Then, suddenly, you learn that one of those matchups is not quite going the way everyone expected and you’re instantly enthralled with the tense back and forth of the final few...

Ranking the ACC Running Back Tandems for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
Having two running backs is almost essential for every college football team. While some teams have workhorse options that can handle 275 or 300 carries, most programs want to have at least two (and sometimes three) running backs to split up the workload. The thought process is pretty simple: Take the workload off one player and spread it around to keep everyone fresh. This concept seems to gain...

Clemson Football Game-by-Game Predictions for 2016

By Jon Kinne, 1 year 1 month ago
Hopes were high for Clemson entering the 2015 college football season. The Tigers had an emerging quarterback with tons of skill position help and some talented young athletes on defense.   But the expectations for last season are nothing compared to what Clemson is facing going into its Sept. 3 opener at Auburn. After their runner-up finish in January, Deshaun Watson is now the...

College Football's Top 50 Defensive Backfields for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
Finding and evaluating cornerbacks and safeties is one of the most difficult jobs for any college football coaching staff. Competition level and a variety of offenses in high school create a several obstacles in player evaluation. But for some programs, finding the next stars at defensive back is an easy task. LSU, Alabama and Florida consistently bring in and develop defensive...
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