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Big Ten Football: Ranking the Rosters for 2020

By Kevin McGuire, 1 week 1 day ago
Anyone who doubted what Ohio State could do going into the 2019 college football season with a new head coach must have forgotten just how much talent was on the roster. It did not take long to prove any doubters wrong as the Buckeyes ripped through their schedule flexing their muscles in a variety of ways. Even with some notable departures to the NFL this year, the 2020 season should not be...

Michigan State Football: Who Should the Spartans Hire to be the Next Head Coach?

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Michigan State’s coaching search to replace Mark Dantonio is already off to an interesting start. Top candidates like Cincinnati’s Luke Fickell, Pitt’s Pat Narduzzi and Colorado’s Mel Tucker passed on the job, leaving the administration looking to the next tier of options as the search stretches into its second week.   Dantonio’s surprise retirement concluded...

Michigan State's Coaching Search Continues: Who Are the Top Remaining Candidates?

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Michigan State’s coaching search to replace Mark Dantonio continues after Luke Fickell decided not to leave Cincinnati. In addition to Fickell, fellow head coaches in Pitt’s Pat Narduzzi, Iowa State’s Matt Campbell and Colorado’s Mel Tucker reportedly passed on showing interest in the opening. San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh is also not a candidate...

College Football's Top 20 Impact True Freshmen for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 6 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...

Top 25 College Football Games of 2019

By Kyle Kensing, 2 weeks 6 days ago
What a decade the 2010s were in college football. It opened with conference realignment completely reshaping the sport's face, ushered in a playoff system, continued, ended and restarted the SEC's reign of dominance. Meanwhile, in the FCS, North Dakota State established the greatest modern dynasty in any sport by winning its eighth national title over the past nine years.   In...

Michigan State Football: 9 Coaching Candidates to Replace Mark Dantonio

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio has decided to retire, ending a 13-year tenure in East Lansing. The Spartans went 115-57 under Dantonio, played in the CFB Playoff during the 2015 season and finished No. 3 after a 13-1 record in ’13. Michigan State won 10 games in 2017 but regressed to back-to-back 7-6 marks over the last two years. Defensive coordinator Mike Tressel will work as the...

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

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 1 day 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 6 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 1 day 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...

Big Ten Football: 10 Players Who Will Replace NFL Draft Early Entrants in 2020

By Kevin McGuire, 4 weeks 1 day ago
Big Ten programs continue to turn out some solid NFL talent, and you can expect plenty of those players to go high in the 2020 NFL Draft. A good number of the Big Ten's top players in this year's draft pool are actually diving in a year early, including star running backs Jonathan Taylor and J.K. Dobbins and perhaps the best defensive player on the board: Chase Young.   With so...