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Ranking the ACC’s Toughest Non-Conference College Football Schedules in 2017

By Matt Fortuna, 3 weeks 18 hours ago
How has the ACC remodeled its football product in recent years? By playing the best.   And eventually beating the best.   Clemson is the defending national champion, the league’s second title winner in the past two years. Few have embraced the take-on-all-comers mentality in the non-conference season like Dabo Swinney’s crew.   Florida State is on the short list...

College Football's Spring 1-130 Starting Quarterback Rankings for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days ago
Spring practice is a busy time for all 130 college football teams, and it's no secret most of the attention in offseason workouts starts with the quarterback position. The 2017 crop of quarterbacks starts with defending Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson, with Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield and USC's Sam Darnold next in line. Ohio State's J.T. Barrett and Washington's Jake...

Syracuse Orange 2017 Spring Football Preview

By Adam Kurkjian, 1 month 4 days ago
In a way, the loss to Pittsburgh on Nov. 26 perfectly summed up Dino Babers' first season as the Syracuse head coach. When the Orange fell to the Panthers, 76-61, to conclude a 4-8 year, it contained some of 2016's ups and downs. Yes, like many of the Orange games, the offense made impressive strides, as 61 points is nothing to be ashamed about. But, also like a lot of Syracuse games in...

College Football's Top 25 Quarterbacks on the Rise for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
The countdown to the 2017 college football season is already underway, as spring practices and position battles for spots on the depth chart for all 130 teams across the nation are already in progress in offseason workouts. And one of the biggest storylines of any offseason rests with the quarterback position. Last season, Louisville's Lamar Jackson emerged as a breakout...

ACC 2017 Spring Football Preview and Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The ACC finished 2016 on a high note and the momentum for this league should carry into 2017. Clemson is the reigning national champions, and even though coach Dabo Swinney has plenty of holes to fill this spring, the Tigers should be a threat to make the CFB Playoff. Florida State is the early favorite in the Atlantic Division, and coach Jimbo Fisher’s team should get an early look...

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

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 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...

Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 days ago
College football’s 2016-17 coaching carousel featured 21 changes and several big-time hires. Texas (Tom Herman), Minnesota (P.J. Fleck), Oregon (Willie Taggart) and Purdue (Jeff Brohm) were just a few of the biggest winners from this year’s cycle. While no hire can be judged accurately prior to the first game or even after the completion of a full season, this year’s cycle didn...

Ranking the ACC's Football-Basketball Coaching Duos for 2017

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 3 days ago
The ACC isn’t hurting for talent in the coaching ranks. Some of the nation’s top coaches in college basketball or on the gridiron with college football reside in this conference. With Mike Krzyzewski and David Cutcliffe leading the way, Duke once again ranks as the top coaching tandem by Athlon Sports from the ACC. Louisville, North Carolina and Virginia Tech round out the top four,...

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2017

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