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article July 3, 2015

College Football All-Breakout Team

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With the yearly NFL attrition, every college football season presents a new opportunity for previous backups and rising young talent to step into starring roles. We identify the players at every position who could become difference-makers in bigger roles in 2015. More»
jamaladams_lsu article July 1, 2015

The Case For LSU

Most news coming out of LSU for the last year and a half has not been good, and the Tigers are still searching for reliable quarterback play. But with a long list of rising young stars and better depth, LSU should be taken seriously as a contender. More»
boryan article June 29, 2015

One More Season For Bo Ryan

Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan announced Monday that the 2015-16 season will be his last. After back-to-back Final Four appearances, the Badgers will enter the year with slightly lower expectations. Based on his history, Ryan is sure to exceed them. More»
QBrankings article June 29, 2015

College Quarterback Rankings

There is no Heisman winner returning in 2015, and instead the crop of college quarterbacks features a hodgepodge of inconsistent and unproven talent with a ton of upside. With many QBs hoping to break out as stars, these are the top 25. More»
big12_expansion article June 26, 2015

Big 12 Expansion Makes Sense

Just when we thought conference realignment was finished, Oklahoma president David Boren said he would be in favor of the 10-team Big 12 returning to 12 teams. While the list of candidates seems unappealing, Boren's view is sensible. More»
olemiss_football article June 24, 2015

The Key To The SEC West

Ole Miss' breakthrough 2014 season featured many rising stars but a disappointing finish. Now, most of those rising stars are back as All-America candidates, making the Rebels a crucial SEC West wild card whose progress could decide the division. More»
diddy article June 23, 2015

Peak College Football Offseason

College football offseasons have been littered with crazy stories the last few years, from the Summer of Johnny Manziel to Jameis Winston's stolen crab legs. They now pale in comparison to the latest: Diddy getting arrested for fighting UCLA staff members. More»
cfb_DBs article June 22, 2015

College Defensive Back Rankings

The college football player ranking series rolls on, with the top 20 cornerbacks and top 20 safeties returning for the 2015 season. The group is led by a long list of stars from the recruiting class of 2013, which should have NFL evaluators excited for the future. More»
CFBpressure article June 19, 2015

CFB Players Under Pressure

As the 2015 college football season nears, pressure builds on various coaches, but also on specific players and units hoping to engineer turnarounds after running into problems last year. With camp nearing, these 10 are under the most pressure. More»
OLrankings article June 15, 2015

College Offensive Line Rankings

Rarely do casual viewers pay much attention to line play, but some of the best individual matchups of the season happen in the trenches. Our position rankings continue with 25 college offensive linemen you should make a point of watching this fall. More»
nick_chubb article June 12, 2015

Don't Give Up On Georgia

The Mark Richt era at Georgia has been defined by close calls, by coming up just short in comparison to his contemporaries. Pessimism is therefore understandable. But with Nick Chubb, a great pass rush and strong recruiting, hope still remains for something more. More»
defensiveline_rankings article June 8, 2015

College Defensive Line Rankings

The 2015 college football player rankings series continues with the top 20 defensive ends and defensive tackles, featuring a handful of rising stars, productive players who returned for their senior seasons and top NFL draft prospects for 2016. More»
unc article June 4, 2015

UNC Reveals NCAA Allegations

North Carolina released the notice of allegations it received from the NCAA stemming from the long-running academic fraud schedule. The NCAA levied five major accusations against the Tar Heels, and now the speculation about sanctions will begin. More»
uconn-ucf article June 2, 2015

The Next Great Terrible Rivalry Idea

On Monday, in the middle of the offseason, UConn shared a photo of a new "rivalry" trophy it had created for its games with UCF, calling it the Civil Conflict. It's an embarrassingly contrived idea, one so ridiculous that it may actually catch on. More»
uab_clark article June 1, 2015

The Messy Return of UAB Football

After six months of protests, criticism and fundraising, UAB announced on Monday that it will reinstate its football program, which helps to right a wrong. The problem is that it now faces an unnecessarily long road back to competitive play. More»
receiverrankings article June 1, 2015

College Receiver Rankings

With Amari Cooper, Kevin White and many other stars off to the NFL, the list of the top wideouts in college football is built around potential, with many deserving candidates. Here are the top 25 wide receivers and the top 15 tight ends entering 2015. More»
SEC_football article May 29, 2015

SEC On The Defensive

SEC coaches spent all week on the defensive at their annual meetings, fighting back against their slight loss in dominance of college football. It's a good thing, because it means the playing field among the Power Five is a bit more equal. More»
coachhotseat article May 27, 2015

The 2015 College Football Hot Seat

The college football coaching carousel has been very active the last few years as administrators have shown less and less patience. All that change could create a smaller hot seat in 2015. Here are the coaches under the most pressure to win. More»
linebacker_rankings article May 26, 2015

College Linebacker Rankings

The Sports on Earth preseason college football position rankings continue at linebacker, where there's a diverse mix of pass rushers, run-stuffers and coverage linebackers, headlined by three stars making plays in the Pac-12's South Division. More»
rising_coaches article May 22, 2015

College Coaches on the Rise

Fifteen college football coaching jobs changed hands at the end of last season, and as many or more are sure to change by the end of this year. So, here's a look at 10 current head coaches and 10 current assistants who could be ready for bigger things. More»

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