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Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2017 Spring Football Preview

By Matt Fortuna, 7 months 1 week ago
Notre Dame officially kicks off what is a crucial year for the program Wednesday, as Brian Kelly enters Year 8 in South Bend, Ind., looking to engineer a massive turnaround from last season. That starts with spring ball.   The Fighting Irish are coming off a tumultuous 4-8 campaign and will turn to plenty of new faces — both on the sideline and on the playing field — to get...

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

By Athlon Sports, 7 months 3 weeks ago
Ranking the college football and basketball head coaching tandems for the Power 5 conferences is no easy assignment. But that’s what Athlon Sports has set out to do this offseason, as spring practice is just starting around the nation for all 130 teams and tournament time is approaching for teams on the hardwood. Michigan State tops the rankings with Mark Dantonio and Tom Izzo as its...

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 5 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, 8 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....

5 Newcomers for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to Watch in 2017

By Matt Fortuna, 8 months 1 week ago
Notre Dame is in desperate need of a big turnaround after a 4-8 season in 2016. With seven of the Irish’s losses coming by just one score, the program could be closer to a big rebound campaign than we might think. But to turn the tide and make those close contests go their way, the Irish will likely need a boost from several new faces.   Here are five newcomers to watch for Notre...

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

By Steven Lassan, 8 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 Notre Dame After National Signing Day 2017

By Jon Kinne, 8 months 2 weeks ago
After their 4-8 debacle this fall, Notre Dame was eager to look ahead to 2017. With Signing Day now history and the roster for next year set, everyone associated with the program can put their focus on the upcoming season.   Related: What Went Wrong for Notre Dame in 2016 and How to Fix the Fighting Irish   On Wednesday, the Irish staff signed high school stars that...

College Football's Top 15 Impact True Freshmen for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 8 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, 8 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, 8 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...