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Way-Too-Early College Football Top 25 for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
The start of college football's 2018 season is still several months away, but with spring practice underway it's never too early to look ahead and predict how the top 25 could look by next year. While personnel changes and coaching moves are expected to continue throughout the spring and have an impact on this list, the top of the rankings has a few familiar faces in the...

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

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Rankings are nothing new when it comes to college football and basketball, but what about combining the two sports? That’s what Athlon Sports has set out to do once again this offseason, sizing up the coaching tandems in both for the Power 5 conferences. With spring practice starting up across the country and March Madness just around the corner, there’s no better time for...

Ranking the Big 12's Football-Basketball Coaching Duos for 2018

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The Big 12 is surprisingly deep when it comes to coaching tandems in college football and basketball. TCU leads the way with the duo of Gary Patterson and Jamie Dixon with West Virginia, Oklahoma and Kansas State rounding out the top four. After that you still have solid tandems, although in some cases one half (or both parts) of the equation has yet to taste much success.   Take Kansas...

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks 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. Additionally, with advances in technology to watch more prospects, along with more offseason camps, the rankings for...

5 Newcomers to Watch for the Texas Longhorns in 2018

By Allen Kenney, 1 month 4 weeks ago
Texas got back to being Texas this year – on the recruiting trail, at least.   Head coach Tom Herman and his staff reeled in the No. 3 recruiting class in the country for 2018, according to the 247Sports Composite Team Rankings. The 27 signees in the class include 19 players rated as four- or five-star prospects.   Key newcomers to watch this season primarily play on the...

College Football's Top 15 Impact True Freshmen Quarterbacks for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 weeks ago
With National Signing Day in the books, the focus for the 2018 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. And thanks to the early signing period, most players and coaching staffs had an earlier breakdown of how their...

Ranking the Big 12's Football Rosters for 2018

By Allen Kenney, 2 months 3 days ago
Last year, the Oklahoma Sooners surpassed their rivals from south of the Red River on top of the Big 12 in terms of overall roster talent. Even though OU usually got the better of Texas on the field for the last two decades, the Longhorns maintained a firm grip on the title of the most talented team based on recruiting rankings. That changed in 2017 when the Sooners nudged ahead amid...

How College Football's New Coaches Recruited in 2018

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

College Football's Top 20 Impact True Freshmen for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
College football’s 2018 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. With spring practice just around the corner, the focus around the nation now shifts to...

College Football 2018 Team Recruiting Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
College football’s 2018 National Signing Day is in the books, and there's a new No. 1 at the top of the team recruiting rankings. Georgia coach Kirby Smart landed the best overall haul in the nation, taking home the top spot in all three recruiting services. Smart landed a standout class in the early signing period and only added to it on Wednesday. Ohio State, Texas, Penn State...