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ACC Football 2016 Returning Starters Analysis

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
Returning starter data in college football preseason charts or magazine pages isn’t an exact science. The numbers and data can vary among different websites, magazines or other resources. However, even if there’s some disagreement on the numbers, the data is an interesting early look at how teams are shaping up for the upcoming season.   The ACC had a busy 2015 season, as...

College Football Podcast: Toughest Predictions in 2016

By Braden Gall, 1 year 8 months ago
Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light are gearing up for another Athlon Sports preview magazine and the guys are discussing the most difficult decisions in 2016.   - What seperates Clemson from Florida State in the Atlantic Division?   - Who are the contenders in the Coastal and should we just flip a coin?   - Is a 10 Year War brewing in the Big East or can...

Ranking the ACC's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2016

By Adam Kurkjian, 1 year 8 months ago
When taking a peek at the ACC schedules for the coming season, one has to take into account just how loaded teams like Clemson and Florida State are.   Therefore, the teams in the Atlantic division are naturally going to have a bit of a tougher slate by virtue of having to play both top-10-caliber squads.   Related: ACC 2016 Spring Football Preview and Power Rankings  ...

College Football's Top 20 Offensive Linemen on the Rise for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
Offensive linemen are the most underrated players in college football. The players in the trenches never get enough credit for their performance, but the five blockers up front set the stage for the skill players to have success. Recruiting and developing offensive linemen is never easy. However, there’s always a new wave of stars ready to emerge in the trenches. With the 2016 season...

Virginia Cavaliers 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Antwan Staley, 1 year 8 months ago
Later on in April, Bronco Mendenhall will host his first spring game as the head coach of the Virginia Cavaliers. Early in Virginia's spring practices leading up to the annual spring game, Mendenhall is making the players earn everything, including even the numbers on their jerseys.   Under former head coach Mike London, the Cavaliers often had mental breakdowns defensively as well as...

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Jon Kinne, 1 year 8 months ago
Disappointing does not even begin to describe 2015 for the Georgia Tech football team. Following a week 2 pummeling of Tulane, the Yellow Jackets were 14th in the AP poll and positioned for a run at the ACC crown. But a 30-22 loss to Notre Dame was the beginning of a downward spiral that saw the Jackets lose eight of their last nine games with the only win coming in miraculous fashion against...

College Football's Coaches on the Hot Seat: 2016 Spring Practice Edition

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
College football’s 2015-16 coaching carousel was one of the most active in recent memory. After 28 jobs changed hands, the 2016-17 version may not be as active at the end of the year. However, several big-time jobs could open, as Les Miles (LSU), Charlie Strong (Texas), Kevin Sumlin (Texas A&M) and Gus Malzahn (Auburn) enter the 2016 season squarely on the hot seat.   Spring...

College Football's Top 30 Running Backs on the Rise for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
Running back is one of the easiest positions to find a new standout each year, and there always seems to be a wave of stars ready to emerge in offseason workouts. Last season, Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey finished second in the Heisman voting in his first year as the starter, while Alabama’s Derrick Henry went from sharing time with T.J. Yeldon to finishing as the nation’s...

Louisville Cardinals 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
Louisville finished the 2015 season by winning six out of its last seven games, and there is plenty of optimism for coach Bobby Petrino’s team when spring ball begins on March 22. The Cardinals return 18 starters, including dynamic sophomore quarterback Lamar Jackson and standout linebackers Devonte Fields and Keith Kelsey. Jackson is still developing as a passer, but his athletic ability...

Virginia Tech Hokies 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Jon Kinne, 1 year 9 months ago
There are changes aplenty in Blacksburg, Va. After 29 seasons as head coach of the Hokies, Frank Beamer will no longer be roaming the sidelines. With a new head coach comes a predominantly new staff and a different offensive style, something that also will be an adjustment for players and fans alike.   And the Hokies' depth chart won't look the same either. Key departures will...