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College Football's Worst 25 Coaching Tenures of the BCS Era

Turner Gill's hire did not work out well for Kansas.
College Football's Worst 25 Coaching Tenures of the BCS Era

Determining the worst coaching tenures for any period is no easy task. Each program has its own set of hurdles to overcome, and all coaches aren’t on equal footing when they take over a job.

College Football Top 25 for 2017

Athlon projects college football's top 25 teams for 2017.
College Football Top 25 for 2017

NCAAF Rankings: FSU QBCollege football’s 2017 season starts on Aug. 26 and concludes with the national championship on Jan. 8 in Atlanta. The season is less than 15 days away and fall practice is ongoing for all 130 teams around the nation, which means depth chart changes, quarterback battles, freshmen and breakout players are under the microscope.

6 Teams Ready to Turn Close Losses into Big Wins in 2017

Analytics can tell us which teams are poised to surprise in 2017.
6 Teams Ready to Turn Close Losses into Big Wins in 2017

Looking back at the preseason polls once a season has ended is like looking at an old yearbook before your high school reunion. I really thought that hair style looked good? And what’s with that shirt? What was I thinking?

 

College Football's Top 50 Defensive Backfields for 2017

Which team has the best secondary?
College Football's Top 50 Defensive Backfields for 2017

Finding and evaluating cornerbacks and safeties is one of the most difficult jobs for any college football coaching staff. Competition level and a variety of offenses in high school create a several obstacles in player evaluation.

College Football's Top 50 Linebacker Units for 2017

Georgia takes the top spot in LB unit rankings.
College Football's Top 50 Linebacker Units for 2017

Picking the top linebacker units in college football is no easy task. After all, schemes dictate how linebackers are used and the rise of spread offenses generally means more defensive backs on the field.

College Football's Top 50 Defensive Lines for 2017

Which teams have the best DL in the nation?
College Football's Top 50 Defensive Lines for 2017

The rise of spread offenses and the different schemes teams face on a week-to-week basis in a college football season has altered how some defensive coordinators think. While some are placing more emphasis on building a secondary, the success of any defense starts up front.

College Football's Top 50 Offensive Lines for 2017

Which teams have the best OL in the nation?
College Football's Top 50 Offensive Lines for 2017

The offensive line is often the most overlooked position for any college football team. While the linemen in the trenches don’t get enough credit, they are often the most important piece to a successful offense.

College Football's Top 50 Wide Receiver Groups for 2017

Which teams have the best group of receivers?
College Football's Top 50 Wide Receiver Groups for 2017

The 2017 season features a significant amount of turnover at wide receiver, opening the door for new stars and breakout players to emerge this fall. However, despite some big names moving onto the NFL, there is a clear No. 1 receiver group returning this season.

College Football's Top 50 Running Back Units for 2017

Which teams have the best RB groups in 2017?
College Football's Top 50 Running Back Units for 2017

While every college football team would prefer to have an established, superstar No. 1 running back, using a committee of options is the preferred approach to save wear and tear on the starter.

American Athletic Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2017

Coaches dish on all 12 AAC teams.
American Athletic Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2017

It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used during the year.

 

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