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

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 day 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...

SEC 2017 Spring Football Preview and Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 6 days ago
While the SEC still has a strong claim to rank as the No. 1 college football conference once again for 2017, this league slipped on the gridiron last year. Alabama played for the national championship, but the 13 other teams in the conference had at least four overall losses. Looking ahead to 2017, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi State and Auburn are all expected to take a step forward....

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

By Athlon Sports, 4 weeks 1 day 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...

Ranking the SEC's Football-Basketball Coaching Duos for 2017

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 days ago
While the SEC is considered college football’s best conference, the coaching ranks aren’t particularly deep on the gridiron. Alabama’s Nick Saban ranks as the best coach in the nation, but the next few spots are up for grabs. A similar situation plays out on the hardwood. Kentucky’s John Calipari is one of the nation’s best college basketball coaches and ranks as...

Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 6 days ago
College football’s 2016-17 coaching carousel featured 21 changes and several big-time hires. Texas (Tom Herman), Minnesota (P.J. Fleck), Oregon (Willie Taggart) and Purdue (Jeff Brohm) were just a few of the biggest winners from this year’s cycle. While no hire can be judged accurately prior to the first game or even after the completion of a full season, this year’s cycle didn...

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 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, 1 month 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....

SEC's Top 20 Players Returning From Injury in 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Injuries are an unfortunate part of any college football season and usually take a toll on every FBS team by the end of the year. Several key players were hit by the injury bug in 2016, including a handful of big names from the SEC. Kentucky quarterback Drew Barker, Tennessee defensive tackle Kahlil McKenzie, LSU linebacker Corey Thompson, South Carolina linebacker Skai Moore and...

Ranking the SEC's Football Rosters for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
College football's National Signing Day is in the books and the focus for all 130 programs can officially turn to offseason workouts and practices and the pursuit of a championship. While a chunk of the focus every year is what happens on the field, the National Signing Day and recruiting efforts for every team is just as important. Talent development is essential for every program but...

College Football's Top 10 Impact True Freshmen Quarterbacks for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
With National Signing Day in the books, the focus for the 2017 college football season shifts to spring practices and upcoming offseason workouts. While most freshmen won’t arrive until the summer, a handful of incoming recruits already hit campus prior to spring ball. Enrolling early has its advantages for incoming freshmen, and a couple of prospects could make an impact at quarterback in...