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Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 4 days ago
College football’s 2016-17 coaching carousel featured 21 changes and several big-time hires. Texas (Tom Herman), Minnesota (P.J. Fleck), Oregon (Willie Taggart) and Purdue (Jeff Brohm) were just a few of the biggest winners from this year’s cycle. While no hire can be judged accurately prior to the first game or even after the completion of a full season, this year’s cycle didn...

5 Newcomers for the Oklahoma Sooners to Watch in 2017

By Allen Kenney, 3 months 1 week ago
The Oklahoma Sooners will enter the 2017 season as one of the top-ranked teams in the country thanks in large measure to the return of numerous veterans from last year’s Big 12 championship squad.   Star quarterback Baker Mayfield returns, joined by his entire offensive line, almost every starting defensive back and experience on the defensive line, just to name a few. It probably...

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
Recruiting is the foundation for winning national championships, competing for CFB Playoff berths or winning at a high level in college football. While recruiting rankings aren’t 100 percent accurate, there is plenty of truth in the rankings and evaluations by the experts. It’s no secret what a program needs in order to win big at this level. Great coaching, support staffs, state-of-...

5 Newcomers for the West Virginia Mountaineers to Watch in 2017

By Jeremy Simon, 3 months 1 week ago
Coming off of their best season since joining the Big 12, West Virginia will have to replace some key departures as the Mountaineers prepare for the 2017 campaign. The losses of quarterback Skyler Howard, wide receiver Shelton Gibson, center Tyler Orlosky, and cornerback Rasul Douglas have left vacancies at some key positions.   However, there are plenty of newcomers to help fill those...

Big 12's Top 15 Players Returning From Injury in 2017

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
Injuries are an unfortunate part of any college football season and usually take a toll on every FBS team by the end of the year. Several key players were hit by the injury bug in 2016, including a handful of big names from the Big 12. TCU wide receiver KaVontae Turpin played in too many games to be considered for this list, but the standout playmaker never seemed at full strength due...

College Football's Top 20 Impact JUCO Transfer Quarterbacks for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
Finding or developing a quarterback is no easy task for any college football coach. This position is one of the hardest to evaluate in high school, and quarterbacks often transfer early in their career in search of more playing time if they are entrenched behind a proven starter. Needless to say, quarterbacks are the position likely providing the most headaches for coaches throughout the year....

What Went Wrong for 6 Power Five College Football Programs in 2016 and How to Fix Them

By Matt Fortuna, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Michigan State, Notre Dame, Oregon and Texas were far from the only major college football programs to fail to meet expectations in 2016 — they were just the biggest.   Others — such as Arizona, Arizona State, Duke, Ole Miss, Texas Tech and UCLA — were equally, if not more, underwhelming. Why? And what can be done? Here’s a crack at solving those questions....

Ranking the Big 12's Football Rosters for 2017

By Allen Kenney, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Since the University of Oklahoma hired Bob Stoops as head football coach in 1999, the Sooners have ruled the Big 12 on the field. However, their rivals south of the Red River have dominated February. Year in and year out, Texas fielded the most talented roster in the Big 12, thanks to the Longhorns’ annual recruiting bonanzas.   That changed in 2017. OU’s class finished...

College Football's Top 10 Impact True Freshmen Quarterbacks for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 weeks ago
With National Signing Day in the books, the focus for the 2017 college football season shifts to spring practices and upcoming offseason workouts. While most freshmen won’t arrive until the summer, a handful of incoming recruits already hit campus prior to spring ball. Enrolling early has its advantages for incoming freshmen, and a couple of prospects could make an impact at quarterback in...

College Football's Top 15 Impact True Freshmen for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s 2017 National Signing Day is officially in the books. Every FBS program inked recruits to a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, 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 the 2017 season. Some of the...
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