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College Football's Top 20 Teams on the Rise for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 16 hours ago
College football’s 2020 season won't get underway until late August, but it's never too early to look ahead and predict which teams are on the rise and are poised for a significant leap in the rankings or win column next year. The 2020 version of college football's teams on the rise features North Carolina, Arizona State, Tennessee, Oklahoma State, and Louisville from the Power...

ACC Football: Ranking the Rosters for 2020

By Jon Kinne, 1 week 17 hours ago
It’s no great mystery: Clemson has the best talent in the ACC. While Dabo Swinney is an excellent gameday coach and he has a first-class staff, the players that he has recruited to Clemson are simply better than those at the other ACC schools.   What the league needs going forward is for another team (or two... or three) to make a step forward. At this point, dethroning Clemson...

College Football's Top 20 Impact True Freshmen for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
College football’s 2020 National Signing Day is officially in the books. As expected, top programs like Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Georgia and LSU signed prospects who will have a chance to play right away. 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...

Grading College Football's First-Year Coaching Hires for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 15 hours ago
The 2019 college football season featured 27 new coaches at FBS programs, and with the year completed, it's time to grade and rank the hires. Ohio State's Ryan Day and Louisville's Scott Satterfield were considered two of the top hires last offseason and didn't disappoint in their first year at the helm. Day guided the Buckeyes to the CFB Playoff, while Satterfield led the...

Where Did College Football Teams Find Their Starting Quarterbacks for 2020?

By Mark Ross, 3 weeks 5 days ago
If there's one word that can be used to describe the college football quarterback landscape, it's something that coaches and fans alike don't want to see from their signal-caller — turnover. For the third straight season, nearly two-thirds of the projected starting quarterbacks in the Power 5 conferences (ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12, SEC) will be new compared to this time last...

College Football's Top 35 Early Projected Breakout Players for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 15 hours ago
The definition of a breakout player in college football varies from each analyst or fanbase, but one thing is certain when looking ahead at the 2020 season and the players returning: regardless of the position, breakout players will have a huge role in shaping conference title races and the national championship and playoff picture. Joe Burrow's breakout year was a big reason...

ACC Football: 10 Toughest Players to Replace in 2020

By Jon Kinne, 4 weeks 18 hours ago
Outside of Clemson, it wasn’t a stellar football season in the ACC. But the good news is that attrition will not hit the conference as hard as it will other leagues. Stars like Trevor Lawrence, Travis Etienne, Gregory Rousseau, and Jaylen Twyman will be back at their respective schools.   It's college football, so ACC programs will naturally have to deal with personnel losses....

ACC Football: 11 Players Who Will Replace NFL Draft Early Entrants in 2020

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 3 days ago
LSU, Alabama, and Georgia will lose a combined 20 players with remaining eligibility to the 2020 NFL Draft. In comparison, the 14 ACC programs will say a premature good-bye to just 14 guys. That does not mean, however, that Atlantic Coast Conference teams will not feel the effects of NFL early entries.   Three key members of the Clemson Tigers chose to head to the NFL instead of remaining...

College Football's NFL Draft Deadline Winners and Losers for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 5 days ago
The NFL's early entry deadline for the 2020 draft officially passed on Friday, Jan. 17 and more than 100 players declared for the next level. As expected, projected first-round picks in Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons, Ohio State cornerback Jeff Okudah and end Chase Young and Georgia offensive lineman Andrew Thomas are headed for the next level. LSU was hit the hardest by departures, as...

Early ACC Football Predictions for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 5 days ago
Clemson's dominant run in the ACC isn't likely to end in 2020, as coach Dabo Swinney's team is a heavy favorite to repeat as the conference champion. But the rest of the conference has plenty of intrigue in both divisions and how the early pecking order looks for next season. Louisville, Florida State and Wake Forest are locked into a close battle for the next three spots, followed...