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Stanford Football: Cardinal's 2019 Spring Preview

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The San Francisco Giants flourished earlier this decade with some Even-Year Magic, winning the World Series in 2010, '12 and '14. Elsewhere in the Bay Area, Stanford football's represented the Pac-12 North in the conference championship game (and won the league) in the past three odd years running.   After a disappointing, albeit still relatively successful nine-win 2018, the...

10 Most Intriguing Pac-12 Non-Conference Games of 2019

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Pac-12 football has faced its share of questions (and more) in the last few years. One thing about the conference that's undeniable is its willingness to schedule up in the non-conference. A majority of Pac-12 teams face 10 Power 5 opponents; some, like USC and Stanford, often face 11.   That makes for some competitive and entertaining football. In 2019, the conference collectively...

Stanford Football: 5 Newcomers to Watch for the Cardinal

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 4 weeks ago
The hallmark of Stanford's David Shaw era is how the university alum-turned-head coach has leveraged academic prestige to establish a national recruiting base. Stanford's rigorous standards leave a more shallow recruiting pool than most programs can work with, but Shaw and his staff have successfully used that to cast a wide net.   In 2019, the Cardinal welcome players from 11...

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 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 3 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 Pac-12's Football Rosters for 2019

By Kyle Kensing, 2 months 1 week ago
The 2017 and '18 seasons were not particularly kind to Pac-12 football. The conference endured a historically woeful postseason to cap the 2017 campaign, then faced a variety of off-field concerns amid a turbulent '18 regular season.   Pac-12 football isn't lacking for talent. The conference sent the third-most invitees to the NFL Scouting Combine among the Power 5 conferences...

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 1 week 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...

Where Did College Football Teams Find Their Starting Quarterbacks for 2019?

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 3 weeks ago
If one word could be used to describe the college football quarterback landscape it would be — change. The annual quarterback churn is in full effect as the combination of graduations, early departures by underclassmen, and a rash of transfers means that for the second straight season nearly two thirds of the projected starting quarterbacks in the Power 5 conferences (ACC, Big 12, Big Ten...

College Football's Top 20 Teams on the Rise for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s 2019 season won't get underway until late August, but it's never too early to look ahead and predict which teams are poised for a significant leap in the rankings or win column next year. The 2019 version of college football's teams on the rise features Texas, Utah, Oregon, Iowa State, and Texas A&M from the Power 5 ranks, along with Louisiana,...
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