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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...

LSU Tigers 2017 Spring Football Preview

By Ryan Wright, 2 weeks 4 days ago
After 11 full seasons on the sidelines in Baton Rouge, three SEC West Division titles, two SEC Championships, and one BCS National Championship, LSU fans, boosters, and administrators had enough of head coach Les Miles and his 112 wins with the Tigers. After starting the 2016 season 2-2, Miles was fired somewhat due to his inability to deliver on his promise to open up the passing game on...

SEC 2017 Spring Football Preview and Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 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....

10 SEC Players to Watch During the NFL Scouting Combine

By Bryan Fischer, 3 weeks 5 days ago
Every year when the list of NFL Scouting Combine invitees is released, there’s always one conference atop the standings and it’s seemingly always the SEC. This year is no exception with a whopping 66 players from the league invited to the event. Pro factories at Alabama and LSU are sending 10 players a piece to Indianapolis, which combined is one more than an entire Power Five...

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-...

5 Newcomers for the LSU Tigers to Watch in 2017

By Ryan Wright, 1 month 1 week ago
Year in and year out the LSU Tigers pull in some of the best high school talent in the nation on National Signing Day. However, with the dismissal of head coach Les Miles four games into the 2016 season, Bayou Bengal fans were concerned how recruiting would be impacted with Ed Orgeron making the final pitches. A sigh of relief could be heard in Baton Rouge, throughout Louisiana and Tiger Nation...

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....