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10 ACC Players to Watch During the NFL Scouting Combine

By Bryan Fischer, 6 months 3 weeks ago
A whooping 60 ACC players are scheduled attend the annual NFL Scouting Combine and the pressure will be on every one of them to showcase their skills this week (Feb. 28-March 6) in front of every franchise during the most pressure-packed job interview of the players’ lives. National champion Clemson leads the way for the league in terms of representation with nine high-profile players...

5 Newcomers to Watch for the North Carolina Tar Heels in 2017

By Jon Kinne, 6 months 4 weeks ago
There will be some major changes within the North Carolina football program this year; more than just the departure of defensive coordinator Gene Chizik. There will be plenty of moving parts on the field as well.   Finding a replacement for quarterback Mitch Trubisky will be at the top of head coach Larry Fedora's priority list this spring. Along with that battle, there will be...

Ranking the ACC's Football-Basketball Coaching Duos for 2017

By Athlon Sports, 7 months 1 day ago
The ACC isn’t hurting for talent in the coaching ranks. Some of the nation’s top coaches in college basketball or on the gridiron with college football reside in this conference. With Mike Krzyzewski and David Cutcliffe leading the way, Duke once again ranks as the top coaching tandem by Athlon Sports from the ACC. Louisville, North Carolina and Virginia Tech round out the top four,...

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 6 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. 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, 7 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 ACC's Football Rosters for 2017

By Matt Fortuna, 7 months 2 weeks ago
The ACC has won two national titles in the past four years, something no other conference can say.   That’s due in large part to better coaching hires, improved facilities and just an overall larger commitment to football. But more than anything, these titles come down to having the best players.   Graduations and early departures have created some roster turnover, with...

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

By Steven Lassan, 7 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...

College Football's Top 15 Impact True Freshmen for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s 2017 National Signing Day is officially in the books. Every FBS program inked recruits to a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, 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 the 2017 season. Some of the...

How College Football's New Coaches Recruited in 2017

By Steven Lassan, 7 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.  ...

College Football 2017 Team Recruiting Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s 2017 National Signing Day ended with a familiar face at the top of the team recruiting rankings: Alabama. The Crimson Tide claimed the recruiting national championship for the seventh consecutive season with a clean sweep at the top of the four scouting services. Nick Saban reeled in six five-star prospects and 18 four-star recruits to claim another title on...