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When Does College Football Start in 2020?

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
College football’s 2020 season officially kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 29 with five overall matchups on tap for Week 0. With the matchup between Navy and Notre Dame moved from Ireland and to Labor Day weekend, Hawaii-Arizona and California-UNLV provide the most intrigue for Week 0. Week 1 also features plenty of interesting matchups as the 2020 FBS season gets into full swing with...

Notre Dame Football: 2020 Fighting Irish Season Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 2 weeks ago
After 10 seasons as head coach at Notre Dame, Brian Kelly is measured by two opposing metrics.   There’s the 33–6 stat, which is Notre Dame’s record the past three seasons with 11, 12 and 10 victories, respectively. That’s the best three-year run at Notre Dame since Lou Holtz went 31–5–1 from 1991-93. And then there are the blowout losses to Miami (2017...

Notre Dame Football: Fighting Irish's 2020 Schedule Analysis

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 2 weeks ago
In these uncertain times, no one knows what is going to happen next week, never mind four months from now. What we do know is that Notre Dame has a 2020 football schedule and they are planning on playing 12 regular-season games.   Assuming there are games this fall (or as some have suggested, next spring), Notre Dame is in a good position to have another successful season. They will,...

College Football Rankings: Top 25 for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 weeks ago
The 2020 college football season is scheduled to officially begin on Saturday, Aug. 29, but it's never too early to start thinking about top 25 rankings and what might transpire this fall. Each FBS season brings plenty of surprises, disappointments and unexpected teams emerging in the national title picture. However, the list of favorites for this year starts with familiar contenders:...

Notre Dame Football: Will the Fighting Irish Win 10 or More Games in 2020?

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
Notre Dame is likely to open the season ranked in the top 10 of most preseason rankings for the 2020 college football season. The Fighting Irish are 33-6 over the last three years and have won at least 10 games in four out of the last five seasons. Coach Brian Kelly’s squad is led by senior quarterback Ian Book, and the defense brings back five starters off a unit that limited teams to 17....

NFL Draft 2021 Top Quarterback Prospects

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
The 2021 NFL Draft is slated to take place from April 29-May 1 in Cleveland, Ohio. While the 2020 college football season has yet to unfold, it's never too early to take a look at which quarterbacks could top the rankings or the wish list for teams next spring. The pool of top prospects at quarterback is headlined by Ohio State's Justin Fields and Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, as both...

10 College Football Players Who Would Have Made a Lot of Money from Their Likeness

By Aaron Tallent, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Earlier this week, the NCAA Board of Governors publicly stated that it supports a proposed plan that would allow college athletes to make money for the use of their name, image, and likeness. Pushed by California passing the Fair Pay to Play Act and states like Florida following suit, the NCAA may never be the same as student-athletes will finally get a fairer cut of the massive profits...

Notre Dame Football: 8 2021 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch for the Fighting Irish

By Jon Kinne, 2 months 2 weeks ago
While Notre Dame did not have a player selected in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, they were well represented on the second day. Tight end Cole Kmet was taken by the Chicago Bears in Round 2 and a few picks later, wide receiver Chase Claypool was snatched up by Pittsburgh. At the start of the third round, Julian Okwara was chosen by Detroit, where he will join his brother Romeo as a Lion...

College Football's Best Players Not Taken in the 2020 NFL Draft

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
With the 2020 NFL Draft officially in the books, it’s time to look back and see which of college football’s biggest stars went undrafted. Whether it was a concern about size, overall talent, an injury, how a player will transition from scheme or handle the jump to the NFL, a handful of stars from the previous college football season did not hear their name called over the three-...

2020 NFL Draft: You Want Chase Claypool on Your Team

By J.P. Scott, 3 months 1 week ago
I've covered Notre Dame football very closely over the last two years. During that time, one player on the Irish roster jumped out at me time and time again: wide receiver Chase Claypool.   The players who excel in the NFL are special, either mentally, physically, or athletically. Claypool has all three going for him.   I'm not going to sit here and cite advanced stats from...