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Way-Too-Early College Football Top 25 for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The start of college football's 2018 season is still several months away, but with spring practice underway it's never too early to look ahead and predict how the top 25 could look by next year. While personnel changes and coaching moves are expected to continue throughout the spring and have an impact on this list, the top of the rankings has a few familiar faces in the...

5 Players to Watch for the Michigan Wolverines in Spring Practice

By Mike Bainbridge, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Despite a massively underwhelming 2017 campaign, expectations are considerably high for the Michigan Wolverines in '18. Coming in at No. 7 in Athlon Sports' Way-Too-Early Top 25, the Wolverines bring back 18 starters and are littered with experience after being forced to play so many underclassmen last season.   The pressure remains on Jim Harbaugh and his staff entering 2018...

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

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 4 weeks ago
Rankings are nothing new when it comes to college football and basketball, but what about combining the two sports? That’s what Athlon Sports has set out to do once again this offseason, sizing up the coaching tandems in both for the Power 5 conferences. With spring practice starting up across the country and March Madness just around the corner, there’s no better time for...

Ranking the Big Ten's Football-Basketball Coaching Duos for 2018

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 2 days ago
The Big Ten wasn’t hurting for talent in its coaching ranks to begin with but has only added to its quality depth with some of the conference’s most recent hires. In football, the Big Ten already boasts Urban Meyer, Mark Dantonio, Jim Harbaugh and James Franklin, and added Jeff Brohm and P.J. Fleck a year ago. Now Scott Frost has returned home to Nebraska after leading UFC to an...

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 4 days 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. Additionally, with advances in technology to watch more prospects, along with more offseason camps, the rankings for...

College Football's Top 15 Impact True Freshmen Quarterbacks for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 5 days ago
With National Signing Day in the books, the focus for the 2018 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. And thanks to the early signing period, most players and coaching staffs had an earlier breakdown of how their...

Ranking the Big Ten's Football Rosters for 2018

By Kevin McGuire, 2 months 1 week ago
Recruiting may be the lifeblood of a college football program, but developing the incoming talent and maxing out the potential of a roster is a big reason why some coaches thrive and others will fail. At Ohio State, Urban Meyer and his staff continue to excel in both categories, which is why the Buckeyes routinely boast the most talented roster in the conference. That has shown to pay off in the...

5 Newcomers to Watch for the Michigan Wolverines in 2018

By Mike Bainbridge, 2 months 1 week ago
Michigan’s 2018 recruiting class made headlines this year, but perhaps not the kind many were hoping for. This year’s group still finished inside the top 25, but that is not where Wolverine fans are accustomed to seeing their team ranked.   This was always expected to be a smaller class given the number of returning players from last year’s team, but Jim Harbaugh and...

How College Football's New Coaches Recruited in 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Recruiting is the basic blueprint for any college football program. Building a winner starts on the recruiting trail, and the data is there to back up just how important Signing Day is to all 130 teams. Sure, there are going to be hits and misses in the team and player projections each season, but there’s plenty of accuracy and meaning behind the final rankings. New coaches...

College Football's Top 20 Impact True Freshmen for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s 2018 National Signing Day is officially in the books. 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 their program looks for the upcoming season. With spring practice just around the corner, the focus around the nation now shifts to...