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

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 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...

SEC's Spring Top 25 Player Rankings for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 days ago
Spring practice is underway around the SEC, and it’s never too early to take a peek at what’s ahead in 2017. While a few teams will kick off practice in late March, a majority of the SEC teams are already deep into spring practice and prepping for the upcoming season. As usual with the 14 teams in the SEC, the conference isn't hurting for individual talent. The SEC doesn't...

25 Redshirt Freshmen to Watch in the SEC in 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
Redshirt freshmen make an impact for every college football team during the course of a season, and it’s no surprise a handful of talented players are ready to push for time after sitting out the 2016 campaign. A variety of reasons could be pinpointed for the redshirt year, but the extra time could be beneficial to learn a scheme, develop physically in the weight room or help provide some...

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...

SEC 2017 Spring Football Preview and Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
While the SEC still has a strong claim to rank as the No. 1 college football conference once again for 2017, this league slipped on the gridiron last year. Alabama played for the national championship, but the 13 other teams in the conference had at least four overall losses. Looking ahead to 2017, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi State and Auburn are all expected to take a step forward....

Vanderbilt Commodores 2017 Spring Football Preview

By Cody McClure, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Derek Mason's Vanderbilt Commodores finally reached a bowl game in 2016 after getting hot at the end of the regular season. Vandy hammered Ole Miss 38-17 and knocked off rival Tennessee 45-34 in its last two games to reach the postseason. Although the Commodores got beaten badly by NC State in the Independence Bowl, last season in general felt like another positive step forward under Mason,...

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...

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

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 4 weeks 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 1 day 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-...