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Alabama Football: 5 Newcomers to Watch for the Crimson Tide

By Nick Kayal, 6 days 18 hours ago
Alabama head coach Nick Saban doesn't rebuild, he reloads. His 2019 recruiting class is a testament to that notion and a sign that Alabama isn't slowing down anytime soon. The Crimson Tide have secured the No. 1 recruiting class for the eighth time in the last nine years. Here is a look at the top five newcomers to watch in 2019 for the juggernaut that calls Tuscaloosa home.  ...

College Football's Top 20 Impact True Freshmen for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 days ago
College football’s 2019 National Signing Day is officially in the books. Every FBS program inked recruits to a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday or in the early period in December, which means coaching staffs should have a good snapshot of how their program looks for the upcoming season. And if teams didn't fill their needs on the recruiting trail, a trip to the transfer...

National Signing Day 2019 Winners and Losers

By Ryan Wright, 1 week 3 days ago
National Signing Day is Christmas in February for some college football teams and heartbreak city just ahead of Valentine's Day for many of the others. Recruiting rankings are not always the most accurate of measuring sticks, but they do give a pretty good idea of the amount of talent each program secured in a given year that could mean the difference between wins or loses in the years to...

Ranking the 10 Best College Football Recruiting Classes Since 2005

By Allen Kenney, 1 week 4 days ago
As the ink dries on letters of intent on National Signing Day, college football recruiting gurus are naming winners and losers. Most have already moved on to the next crop of high school studs.   Who needs all that speculation when you can look back in hindsight at how the classes performed, though?   Here are the top 10 college football recruiting classes from 2005-18.  ...

How Have the Top Five 5-Star College Football Recruits from 2012-16 Performed

By Ryan Wright, 1 week 5 days ago
Every season college football fans are on pins and needles in anticipation of the new recruiting class and what that may mean to their beloved team’s future success. Even mentioning the possibility of landing a top-of-the-line, game-changing 5-star recruit and then landing said player... forget about it. The diehards go crazy imagining what this means in terms of conference titles and...

National Signing Day 2019 Predictions: Where Will the Top Recruits Sign?

By Ryan Wright, 1 week 5 days ago
With the introduction of the early signing period for college football, much of the anticipation of National Signing Day has subsided with high-profile programs now locking in top recruits as early as December. Yet, not every team fanatic and college football staff member needs to start praying to Saint Jude for help. There are still several quality players left, especially in the 4-star...

Where Did College Football Teams Find Their Starting Quarterbacks for 2019?

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 3 days ago
If one word could be used to describe the college football quarterback landscape it would be — change. The annual quarterback churn is in full effect as the combination of graduations, early departures by underclassmen, and a rash of transfers means that for the second straight season nearly two thirds of the projected starting quarterbacks in the Power 5 conferences (ACC, Big 12, Big Ten...

College Football's Top 20 Teams on the Rise for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 days ago
College football’s 2019 season won't get underway until late August, but it's never too early to look ahead and predict which teams are poised for a significant leap in the rankings or win column next year. The 2019 version of college football's teams on the rise features Texas, Utah, Oregon, Iowa State, and Texas A&M from the Power 5 ranks, along with Louisiana,...

Way-Too-Early Top 25 College Football Rankings for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 4 days ago
It’s never too early to think about next season, so with college football’s 2018 season officially in the books after Clemson's 44-16 win over Alabama, Athlon Sports is here with its way-too-early top 25 rankings for 2019. Alabama and Clemson have played four consecutive times in the CFB Playoff, and there's a good chance it happens again next season. The Tigers and Crimson...

Grading College Football's First-Year Coaching Hires for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
The 2018 college football season featured 21 new coaches at FBS programs, and with the year completed, it's time to grade and rank the hires. The 21 coaching changes were down slightly from the 2017 season, as 23 different programs had a change in the full-time role. It’s no secret coaching changes can have an instant impact on a program, but some hires need a couple of years to...