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Ranking the Pac-12's Football-Basketball Coaching Duos for 2017

By Athlon Sports, 5 months 5 days ago
The Pac-12’s depth in the coaching ranks has increased in recent years, as this conference has made stellar hires on the gridiron, including Washington’s Chris Petersen, Oregon’s Willie Taggart and Colorado’s Mike MacIntyre. On the basketball side, the conference is anchored by Oregon’s Dana Altman, Utah’s Larry Krystkowiak and Arizona’s Sean Miller....

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 5 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-...

Ranking the Pac-12's Football Rosters for 2017

By Kyle Kensing, 5 months 2 weeks ago
There's no way around it: Winning takes talent. In college football, talent is cultivated on the recruiting trail.    Plenty of factors beyond recruiting class rankings determine the success of a program. Developing athletes once they arrive on campus, both on the field and in the weight room, is as important    For example, Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre is...

College Football's Top 20 Impact JUCO Transfer Quarterbacks for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 2 weeks 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....

What Went Wrong for 6 Power Five College Football Programs in 2016 and How to Fix Them

By Matt Fortuna, 5 months 2 weeks ago
Michigan State, Notre Dame, Oregon and Texas were far from the only major college football programs to fail to meet expectations in 2016 — they were just the biggest.   Others — such as Arizona, Arizona State, Duke, Ole Miss, Texas Tech and UCLA — were equally, if not more, underwhelming. Why? And what can be done? Here’s a crack at solving those questions....

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

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 3 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, 5 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, 5 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.  ...

College Football 2017 Team Recruiting Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s 2017 National Signing Day ended with a familiar face at the top of the team recruiting rankings: Alabama. The Crimson Tide claimed the recruiting national championship for the seventh consecutive season with a clean sweep at the top of the four scouting services. Nick Saban reeled in six five-star prospects and 18 four-star recruits to claim another title on...

Where Did College Football Teams Find Their Starting Quarterbacks for 2017?

By Matt Fortuna, 5 months 4 weeks ago
As college football programs sign new future star quarterbacks while faces we became familiar with move on to the NFL, it is time to figure out just where all of this talent comes from.   For the third year in a row, Athlon Sports has tracked the roots of every projected starting quarterback for the upcoming season in the Power Five conferences, along with BYU and Notre Dame.  ...