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All-Big Ten 2016 NFL Mock Draft

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 4 months ago
Let's face it: mock drafts are almost always wrong, and most of them look pretty much the same leading up to the actual NFL Draft. It's time to have a little fun with these things. I've gone ahead and thrown together my own mock of the first round with one caveat: you can only pick draft-eligible players from the Big Ten. I understand that 31* Big Ten players will not be drafted...

Ranking the Quarterback Recruiting Classes Since 2002

By Kevin McGuire, 1 year 4 months ago
No position in sports is more important than the quarterback position in football. NFL franchises can die a slow death if they miss on a quarterback through the NFL draft. In college, the time is short with quarterbacks, which makes landing a solid quarterback recruit on a regular basis both difficult and crucial. Some programs can do this better than others, of course, but landing a top-rated...

Where Did College Football Teams Find Their Starting Quarterbacks for 2016?

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 1 year 4 months ago
Another college football season, another set of quarterbacks leaving campus due to graduation, to chase NFL stardom, or transferring in order to find more playing time elsewhere. With stars like Jared Goff, Dak Prescott, Connor Cook and Christian Hackenberg and a total of more than 20 starters from Power 5 conference teams leaving college football, a new batch of signal-callers is set to...

Ranking College Football Conferences After the End of the 2015 Season

By John La Fleur, 1 year 4 months ago
The goody bags have been distributed to the thousands of college football players who participated in the 41 bowls this postseason. The trophies for the dozens of winners of glorified exhibition games have been awarded. The two-plus weeks of college football excess have ended. Now, it is time to weigh the results to see how the 10 FBS conference fared against each other over the course of the...

Grading College Football's First-Year Coaching Hires for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
College football’s coaching carousel is one of the most interesting aspects of any season. Coaches are under more pressure than ever before to win and win immediately. The rumor mill never stops churning either. Once one year ends, the hot seat and replacements talk heats up for the next offseason.  It’s no secret coaching changes can have an instant impact on a problem,...

Nebraska’s Mike Riley vs. Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh on the Recruiting Trail

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 4 months ago
When it comes to how Nebraska head coach Mike Riley and Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh go about their respective recruiting business, there is no comparison. There’s simply no bigger clash of personalities than this. Some are fans of Harbaugh’s methods, while others find it adorable, the way someone might find a toddler squaring off against Brady Hoke adorable. Then there are...

Top 50 College Football Players for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
A deep collection of individual talent is set to return for college football’s 2016 season. Three of the top five Heisman finalists are back, including Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson. The returning group of options at running back is especially deep, as LSU’s Leonard Fournette and Florida State’s Dalvin Cook will be a factor in...

10 Toughest Players to Replace in the Big Ten in 2016

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 4 months ago
One thing that both fans and media members love to do when trying to project the next college football season is to look at what a team is returning. Often overlooked, however, is the impact of new players filling the roles of recently departed key contributors. The Big Ten is losing some of the best players in the country. Some of them have been cornerstones of championship runs in...

Early Big Ten Football Predictions for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
An interesting battle is set to unfold at the top of the Big Ten next season. Ohio State was the favorite to win the conference last year, but the Buckeyes fell short after a loss to Michigan State, opening the door for the Spartans to represent the East Division in the title game. Despite a handful of key players leaving for the NFL and senior departures, Ohio State is the early favorite for...

Early Look at the Top Heisman Trophy Contenders of 2016

By Allen Kenney, 1 year 4 months ago
Putting together a list of Heisman Trophy candidates tends to be a dilemma for the conscience. History tells us that if you don’t play the offensive glamour positions, you’ve got no shot. So, why bother including anyone who’s not a quarterback, running back or wide receiver? (And for that matter, we’ve reached the point where receivers can probably forget about it.)...
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