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

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 2 days ago
While the SEC is considered college football’s best conference, the coaching ranks aren’t particularly deep on the gridiron. Alabama’s Nick Saban ranks as the best coach in the nation, but the next few spots are up for grabs. A similar situation plays out on the hardwood. Kentucky’s John Calipari is one of the nation’s best college basketball coaches and ranks as...

Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 5 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 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....

5 Newcomers for the Tennessee Volunteers to Watch in 2017

By Rob McVey, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The Tennessee Volunteers will be well represented in the upcoming NFL Draft for the first time in several years. That's nice, but the drawback is that the Vols will have plenty of big shoes to fill on Rocky Top in 2017. In order to help fill that void, Butch Jones will undoubtedly have to turn to some of the younger players on his roster.   While it will be a tall order to...

SEC's Top 20 Players Returning From Injury in 2017

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Injuries are an unfortunate part of any college football season and usually take a toll on every FBS team by the end of the year. Several key players were hit by the injury bug in 2016, including a handful of big names from the SEC. Kentucky quarterback Drew Barker, Tennessee defensive tackle Kahlil McKenzie, LSU linebacker Corey Thompson, South Carolina linebacker Skai Moore and...

Ranking the SEC's Football Rosters for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
College football's National Signing Day is in the books and the focus for all 130 programs can officially turn to offseason workouts and practices and the pursuit of a championship. While a chunk of the focus every year is what happens on the field, the National Signing Day and recruiting efforts for every team is just as important. Talent development is essential for every program but...

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

By Steven Lassan, 2 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...

College Football's Top 15 Impact True Freshmen for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 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, 2 months 3 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.  ...