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Ranking College Football's Top 25 Toughest Schedules for 2017

By Kyle Kensing, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Scheduling remains one of the most high-profile controversies surrounding college football, particularly in the new Playoff era. Like most college football controversies, it's not one the sport is likely to resolve any time soon, with anything resembling a consensus. The question for national title-aspiring programs remains: Do you schedule down in the non-conference and hope to pile...

A Very Early College Football Top 25 for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 2 days ago
College football’s 2017 season is still several months away, but it’s never too early to predict next year’s top 25 teams. With spring practice underway, the countdown to the 2017 season can officially begin, as teams have started the process of answering offseason concerns. Alabama and Clemson met for the national championship last year, and both teams should begin 2017...

West Virginia Mountaineers 2017 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Jeremy Simon, 2 weeks 3 days ago
As the West Virginia Mountaineers look to continue upon last season’s success they will have to do it with some new faces both on the field and on the sidelines.   Head coach Dana Holgorsen, for the first time since taking the helm at West Virginia, is conceding play-calling duties to Jake Spavital, who rejoins the Mountaineers after stints at Texas A&M and Cal.   Also...

Texas Longhorns 2017 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Allen Kenney, 3 weeks 17 hours ago
As Texas has stumbled through the better part of a decade, the Longhorns haven’t made things any easier on themselves with their scheduling philosophy.   In addition to the annual Big 12 round robin, UT annually loads up in the non-conference slate. With dates against USC and Maryland, this season is no exception.   Tom Herman can take a little solace in the fact that his...

Kansas State Wildcats 2017 Spring Football Preview

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 4 weeks 1 day ago
Another year, another winning record and bowl game for the Kansas State Wildcats. Despite lacking the resources to land blue-chip recruits, Kansas State has been a model of consistency under head coach Bill Snyder. The 77-year-old continues to defy the odds, and last season guided the Wildcats to a 9-4 record, including six wins over the final seven games of the season. K-State capped off...

College Football's Spring 1-130 Starting Quarterback Rankings for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 1 day ago
Spring practice is a busy time for all 130 college football teams, and it's no secret most of the attention in offseason workouts starts with the quarterback position. The 2017 crop of quarterbacks starts with defending Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson, with Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield and USC's Sam Darnold next in line. Ohio State's J.T. Barrett and Washington's Jake...

Ranking the Big 12’s Toughest Non-Conference College Football Schedules in 2017

By Allen Kenney, 1 month 17 hours ago
Optimists might look at the Big 12 teams’ three non-conference games and point out that it means one fewer chance for the programs to pulverize a cupcake directional school. The cynics see fewer opportunities for marquee matchups.   Surprisingly, 2017 is looking like a season in which Big 12 squads decided to fill out their out-of-conference slates with quality opponents. Nine of 10...

Oklahoma Sooners 2017 Spring Football Preview

By Allen Kenney, 1 month 1 week ago
After a short period of scuffling, the 2015 and ‘16 campaigns represented a welcome return to normalcy at Oklahoma. The Sooners followed up their College Football Playoff appearance in ‘15 with a season that was pretty much par for Bob Stoops’ course: double-digit wins, a second consecutive conference championship and a major bowl win.   A number of standouts who...

Baylor Bears 2017 Spring Football Preview

By Allen Kenney, 1 month 1 week ago
So... anything new in Waco?   Baylor torched all the vestiges of the Art Briles era at the end of the 2016 season. Ex-Temple head coach Matt Rhule is the new sheriff in town, bringing with him an impressive record of success and a fondness for hard-nosed, physical football.   Given how things ended under the previous regime, a top-to-bottom overhaul of the program was...

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

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks 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...
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