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Ranking the ACC's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2018

By Jon Kinne, 5 days 15 hours ago
Ten ACC programs qualified for bowl games in 2017. Pittsburgh, North Carolina and Georgia Tech missed out on postseason play last fall, but are teams that usually are playing in late December or on Jan. 1.   That depth of quality in the ACC makes for difficult conference schedules. Combine those conference challenges with non-conference games against the likes of Alabama, Penn State...

10 Biggest Wild Card College Football Teams in 2018

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 13 hours ago
College football's 2018 season is still a few months away, but the debate about preseason predictions and rankings will start to heat up even more over the next few weeks. For most college football fans, one of the annual traditions each summer is the trip to the newsstand to pick up a preview magazine. The good news? The wait is almost over. The 2018 Athlon Sports College Football...

ACC's Best Quarterback Matchups of 2018

By Bryan Fischer, 1 week 14 hours ago
If you want to win big in college football, it’s no secret that you’re going to need some quality play out of the most important position on the field — quarterback. If there’s any doubt about it, just look up recent Heisman Trophy winners and note how tilted the list is toward the position.   Just ask the ACC, which has benefited tremendously from having stars...

Clemson's Christian Wilkins Postpones NFL Riches to Work as a Substitute Teacher

By Bleacher Report, 1 week 5 days ago
CLEMSON, S.C. — Around here, they call him Mr. Wilkins. Not Christian Wilkins , All-American defensive lineman. Or Christian Wilkins, national champion and heartbeat of Clemson football...Read the full article on Bleacher Report...

Ranking the ACC's Toughest Non-Conference College Football Schedules in 2018

By Jon Kinne, 2 weeks 14 hours ago
When the College Football Playoff was introduced, much was made of its impact on scheduling. With strength of schedule supposedly being a major component in the selection process, many expected the top teams to play more quality opponents in different environments.   It is open to debate whether that has actually happened. For example, this coming fall no Big Ten West team will play a...

College Football Starting Quarterback Rankings for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 day ago
With spring practice completed for all 130 college football teams, it’s never too early to evaluate how every program looks at quarterback for the 2018 season. College football lost a handful of stars from last season, including USC’s Sam Darnold, Louisville’s Lamar Jackson and Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield. However, the next group of stars is ready to emerge at the FBS level...

Ranking the Toughest Games on Clemson's College Football Schedule in 2018

By Jon Kinne, 2 weeks 1 day ago
The Clemson Tigers always end the season by playing the boys from Columbia. Most years, there is another SEC team on the schedule in September, making things even more challenging. The past two years — and five times since 2010 — that SEC squad has been Auburn. This year it will be a program that Clemson has not seen since 2005, but whose coach has been a regular foe for the past...

Ranking the ACC's Quarterbacks for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Clemson, Florida State and Miami are projected by most to be the ACC’s top teams in 2018. However, all three programs are set to open fall practice with uncertainty at quarterback. While uncertainty in quarterback battles can be a bad thing, none of the three teams are hurting for talent under center. It’s just a matter of settling the competition and picking a No. 1 option. The...

Top 25 ACC 2019 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Jon Kinne, 3 weeks 2 days ago
Two things are certain when looking ahead to the ACC's potential representation in the 2019 NFL Draft: there will be a strong supply of both defenders and Clemson Tigers.   The return of defensive linemen Christian Wilkins, Austin Bryant and Clelin Ferrell to Clemson all but guaranteed both of those points. But those three are hardly the only defensive players or Tigers that will...

Early 2019 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 2 days ago
The 2018 NFL Draft is still fresh in everyone’s minds, but the work has already begun by pro scouts and analysts alike for the 2019 edition. In looking at Athlon Sports’ early top 50 prospects for the 2019 NFL Draft, two things jump out right away – it’s heavy on defensive players and there are quite a few Clemson Tigers.   Clemson, which has been a College...