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North Carolina Football: Tar Heels' 2019 Spring Preview

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 2 weeks ago
In many ways, the North Carolina football program and the current seasonal change are on similar paths. As spring commences, a welcome relief from the cold is taking place, with the warm air giving hope that the winter doldrums will soon be a memory. Likewise, the new Mack Brown era has put the last two years of Larry Fedora's chilly tenure in the rearview mirror with a plan for better times...

Ranking the ACC College Football Coaching Jobs

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Since 2006, only two conferences - the ACC and SEC - have at least two teams with a national championship. The pieces are in place for both Clemson and Florida State to contend for a national title on a consistent basis, and it's a close call between these two programs for the top job in the ACC. The Tigers get a slight edge over the Seminoles in Athlon's ACC jobs ranking, but there...

10 Most Intriguing ACC Non-Conference Games of 2019

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The calendar is depressing for hard-core college football fans. When four months of continuous activity is completed, it is followed by eight months of anticipation. So what do we do? We look ahead, of course.   Eventually to Aug. 24, the Saturday of the week zero games, marking the arrival of the 2019 season when the excitement will begin anew. The ACC docket gets going the following...

North Carolina Football: 5 Newcomers to Watch for the Tar Heels

By Jon Kinne, 2 months 17 hours ago
If you are an incoming freshman at North Carolina, be ready. The Tar Heels are coming off a 3-9 season and have a new head coach, with a new system, that has no ties to last year’s team. If Mack Brown likes what he sees in you, even if you have just stepped foot on campus, you will play.   UNC has a freshman class that is well balanced both offensively and defensively, which is...

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 days ago
Recruiting is the foundation for winning national championships, competing for CFB Playoff berths or performing 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...

College Football's Top 10 Impact True Freshmen Quarterbacks for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 4 days ago
With National Signing Day in the books, the focus for the 2019 college football season shifts to spring practices, quarterback battles, 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. The quarterback position is a major focal point of interest throughout the offseason for...

Ranking the ACC's Football Rosters for 2019

By Jon Kinne, 2 months 1 week ago
This year will be one of turnover for the ACC's college football programs. Miami, Georgia Tech, Louisville, and North Carolina are all starting over with new head coaches, and productive starting quarterbacks need to be replaced at Florida State, Duke, NC State, Syracuse, and Georgia Tech. Plus, a good chunk of Clemson's dominating defense is moving on.   But that is the nature...

College Football's Early Top 50 Players for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
The 2019 college football season is still months away, but the start of spring practice is inching closer for all 130 teams (some have already begun), so it’s never too early to look ahead at the upcoming year and rank some of the top players returning to the gridiron. Quarterbacks take the top spot in the rankings for '19. Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa narrowly edges Clemson's...

College Football's Top 20 Impact True Freshmen for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s 2019 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. And if teams didn't fill their needs on the recruiting trail, a trip to the transfer...

North Carolina Football: 3 Reasons for Optimism About the Tar Heels in 2019

By Jon Kinne, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Hope and change are often intertwined. When things aren't going right, the only way to sell the masses on hope is to make a change.   That is exactly what happened at North Carolina. Larry Fedora may very well be a good head coach, but with just five wins in two seasons, the Heels needed to go in another direction. So for Carolina, it is out with the old and in with the... older....