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6 BYU Cougars 2018 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Mitch Harper, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Another NFL draft has passed and BYU’s drought of producing multiple selections in one draft continues.   BYU’s lone draftee in the 2017 NFL Draft was Jamaal Williams, who was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth round. It’s a great landing spot for Williams, who left BYU as the school’s all-time leading rusher, and was a player last year that I...

Early 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 4 weeks ago
With the 2017 NFL Draft in the books, it's time to take an early look at 2018 and some of the top prospects on the radar for pro scouts. Although USC quarterback Sam Darnold has just 10 career starts, the sophomore ranks as the No. 1 player in the early rankings. Darnold provided a spark for the Trojans last season and is a big reason why coach Clay Helton's team is a contender for the...

BYU Cougars 2017 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Mitch Harper, 3 months 2 weeks ago
It’s year seven of football independence for BYU but in some ways, it feels like a new start. The Cougars know the Big 12 isn’t calling anytime soon or any Power Five conference for that matter. So independence is the path for BYU football for the foreseeable future.   Related: BYU Cougars 2017 Spring Football Preview   Like previous independent schedules, the...

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

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 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...

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

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 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...

BYU Cougars 2017 Spring Football Preview

By Mitch Harper, 4 months 4 weeks ago
Ignore the calendar that still says February, it’s time for spring football. At least at BYU anyway. The Cougars open up their second year under head coach Kalani Sitake.   Sitake posted a solid a 9-4 record in year one capped off with a victory in the Poinsettia Bowl over Wyoming.   Related: Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2017   Gone are a...

Ranking the Nation's Top 40 Football-Basketball Coaching Duos

By Athlon Sports, 4 months 4 weeks ago
Ranking the college football and basketball head coaching tandems for the Power 5 conferences is no easy assignment. But that’s what Athlon Sports has set out to do this offseason, as spring practice is just starting around the nation for all 130 teams and tournament time is approaching for teams on the hardwood. Michigan State tops the rankings with Mark Dantonio and Tom Izzo as its...

5 Newcomers for the BYU Cougars to Watch in 2017

By Mitch Harper, 5 months 1 week ago
New faces are always matriculating into the BYU football program and in a variety of ways. Whether it’s the typical high school newcomer, a transfer, or players coming back from serving two-year LDS missions, keeping up to speed with the players coming and going out of BYU can be a difficult juggling act.   Head coach Kalani Sitake enters his second season as BYU’s head man...

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 5 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-...

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

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 2 weeks 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....