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Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 5 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...

Way Too Early Ranking of the Most Intriguing Big Ten Non-Conference Games of 2017

By J.P. Scott, 2 months 1 week ago
Sure, this may seem early, but some college football teams are already starting spring practice. Before you know it, we'll have our football Saturdays back and another journey to the College Football Playoff will have begun. For that reason, you need a primer for those early, non-conference games.   You're welcome.   Here are the 10 most intriguing non-conference games the...

NFL Scouting Combine Watch: Nate Gerry

By J.P. Scott, 2 months 1 week ago
To play strong safety in the NFL, you need to be both intelligent and aggressive. On the field, Nebraska's Nate Gerry is like a quarterback on his team's defense. As far as aggressiveness, there are few that can match what Gerry brings to the table.   Despite those traits, the jury is still out in terms of where the former Cornhusker will be drafted.   A major reason for...

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 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, 2 months 1 week 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....

Ranking the Big Ten's Football Rosters for 2017

By Kevin McGuire, 2 months 2 weeks 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 Ohio State routinely has the most talented roster in the conference. That has shown to pay off in the...

15 Junior College Transfers to Watch in the Big Ten for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The 14 teams in the Big Ten rarely recruit a hefty number of junior college prospects each season, but there are a handful of names joining the conference expected to make an impact in 2017. Ohio State lost three key members from its 2016 secondary, and former Alabama cornerback Kendall Sheffield should compete for a starting job after a year in the junior college ranks. Andrew Van Ginkel is...

5 Newcomers for the Nebraska Cornhuskers to Watch in 2017

By J.P. Scott, 2 months 2 weeks ago
National Signing Day is over, Tommy Armstrong graduates in May and – thanks to the hiring of a new defensive coordinator – the Cornhuskers are switching up their defensive approach.   It's a new day in Nebraska.   With that new day come new faces. Some of those faces have a chance to become very familiar to fans in Lincoln's Memorial Stadium come September....

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

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 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...

5 Things We Learned About Nebraska After National Signing Day 2017

By Matt Fortuna, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Nebraska endured a little bit of National Signing Day drama — for better and worse — but the Cornhuskers’ 2017 class is officially signed, sealed and delivered.   What are the biggest takeaways for Mike Riley’s crew as the head coach enters Year 3 in Lincoln? Glad you asked.   1. Hey, those names look familiar Keyshawn Johnson Jr., son of the former No. 1...