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College Football's Pre-Spring 1-128 Starting Quarterback Rankings for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
Spring practice for nearly all 128 college football teams is slated to start in March, but it’s never too early to preview the quarterback position and how some of the new faces blend in with the returning stars. It’s no secret quarterback play is critical to the success of any program. First-year starting quarterbacks have experienced success at a high level recently, as three of...

Recruiting Analysis: Class of 2012 Re-Ranked

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 2 months ago
Recruiting is perhaps one of the most gut-wrenching hobbies of the college football enthusiast. It’s just as enjoyable as it is nerve-wracking. Fan bases celebrate when four- and five-star prospects commit to their school, but the lofty expectations that come with those rankings don’t always pan out. Related: Ranking the Quarterback Recruiting Classes Since 2002 Let...

Ranking the Quarterback Recruiting Classes Since 2002

By Kevin McGuire, 1 year 2 months ago
No position in sports is more important than the quarterback position in football. NFL franchises can die a slow death if they miss on a quarterback through the NFL draft. In college, the time is short with quarterbacks, which makes landing a solid quarterback recruit on a regular basis both difficult and crucial. Some programs can do this better than others, of course, but landing a top-rated...

10 Toughest Players to Replace in the Pac-12 in 2016

By Kyle Kensing, 1 year 2 months ago
The dust has barely had time to settle on the 2015 college football season, and in less than a month's time, the early phases of the 2016 season begin with the earliest of spring practices opening. Arizona takes the first steps into the 2016 campaign among Pac-12 Conference members, opening offseason workouts Feb. 10. As the spring season gets underway, coaching staffs get a first...

Where Did College Football Teams Find Their Starting Quarterbacks for 2016?

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 1 year 2 months ago
Another college football season, another set of quarterbacks leaving campus due to graduation, to chase NFL stardom, or transferring in order to find more playing time elsewhere. With stars like Jared Goff, Dak Prescott, Connor Cook and Christian Hackenberg and a total of more than 20 starters from Power 5 conference teams leaving college football, a new batch of signal-callers is set to...

Ranking College Football Conferences After the End of the 2015 Season

By John La Fleur, 1 year 2 months ago
The goody bags have been distributed to the thousands of college football players who participated in the 41 bowls this postseason. The trophies for the dozens of winners of glorified exhibition games have been awarded. The two-plus weeks of college football excess have ended. Now, it is time to weigh the results to see how the 10 FBS conference fared against each other over the course of the...

Grading College Football's First-Year Coaching Hires for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 months ago
College football’s coaching carousel is one of the most interesting aspects of any season. Coaches are under more pressure than ever before to win and win immediately. The rumor mill never stops churning either. Once one year ends, the hot seat and replacements talk heats up for the next offseason.  It’s no secret coaching changes can have an instant impact on a problem,...

Top 50 College Football Players for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 months ago
A deep collection of individual talent is set to return for college football’s 2016 season. Three of the top five Heisman finalists are back, including Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson. The returning group of options at running back is especially deep, as LSU’s Leonard Fournette and Florida State’s Dalvin Cook will be a factor in...

Early Pac-12 Football Predictions for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 months ago
Even though the Pac-12 fell short of landing a team in the College Football Playoff, 2015 wasn’t a bad year for the conference. Stanford finished 12-2 and won the Rose Bowl in impressive fashion over Iowa, Oregon and Washington State each finished with nine victories, Utah posted its highest win total since joining the Pac-12 and 10 teams played in a bowl game. As the focus shifts to 2016...

Early Look at the Top Heisman Trophy Contenders of 2016

By Allen Kenney, 1 year 2 months ago
Putting together a list of Heisman Trophy candidates tends to be a dilemma for the conscience. History tells us that if you don’t play the offensive glamour positions, you’ve got no shot. So, why bother including anyone who’s not a quarterback, running back or wide receiver? (And for that matter, we’ve reached the point where receivers can probably forget about it.)...