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

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 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...

NFL Scouting Combine Watch: Godwin Igwebuike

By J.P. Scott, 1 month 3 weeks ago
When it comes to the secondary, the cornerbacks get most of the love. Without solid safeties watching their backs, however, even the best corners are going to get exposed.   For the better part of the last four seasons, the cornerbacks at Northwestern have had one of the very best safeties in college football — Godwin Igwebuike — watching their backs.   Igwebuike is an...

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

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 weeks 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, 1 month 4 weeks 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 4 hours 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 3 days 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...

How College Football's New Coaches Recruited in 2018

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

College Football 2018 Team Recruiting Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
College football’s 2018 National Signing Day is in the books, and there's a new No. 1 at the top of the team recruiting rankings. Georgia coach Kirby Smart landed the best overall haul in the nation, taking home the top spot in all three recruiting services. Smart landed a standout class in the early signing period and only added to it on Wednesday. Ohio State, Texas, Penn State...

Where Did College Football Teams Find Their Starting Quarterbacks for 2018?

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 2 weeks ago
With National Signing Day upon us and the NFL draft less than three months away, college football’s annual quarterback churn is in full effect. And 2018 will feature plenty of changes as the combination of graduation and early departures by underclassmen means nearly two thirds of the projected starting quarterbacks in the Power Five conferences alone will be new compared to this time...