Lackluster quarterback play has closed the gap between the SEC and the rest of college football's Power Five conferences, and it has made Alabama's dominance look even easier. Fortunately, a group of enticing QBs could have SEC passing back on the rise. More»
So many college football head coaching jobs have switched hands in the past few years that the supply of rising potential head coaches is getting scarce. Still, the carousel will inevitably be active again at the end of this season. These are the coaches in line for bigger things. More»
Before Barry Alvarez transformed the program, Wisconsin spent a quarter-century lost as a Big Ten afterthought. For another 25 years now, however, the Badgers have been something entirely different: one of the most reliably good football teams in America. More»
Sports on Earth's 2017 college football player rankings series began last week with the best receivers and continues with the top 35 linebackers, headlined by dynamic LSU pass rusher Arden Key and many other rising stars. More»
Miami went 9-4 last season in Mark Richt's debut as coach, and the Hurricanes may have been better than you remember. While they need to find a new quarterback, they enter the 2017 season with legitimate hopes of a long-awaited breakthrough in the ACC. More»
Twenty-one college football head coaching jobs opened by the end of last season, continuing the trend of the highly active coaching carousel on an annual basis. So, as the 2017 season nears, let's take a look at the coaches under the most pressure in each conference. More»
Even in a period of success, Oklahoma State is usually overshadowed by rival Oklahoma, and that's been especially true the past two years. But with QB Mason Rudolph and WR James Washington back, the Cowboys have legitimate playoff aspirations. More»
Each week, Sports on Earth is counting down the best returning college football players at every position entering the 2017 season. Our series begins with rankings of the nation's 30 best wide receivers and 15 best tight ends. More»
A year ago, nobody had ever heard of Josh Allen. Now, the Wyoming quarterback is being hyped as the potential No. 1 pick in next year's NFL Draft. As attention grows over the next year, will Allen's game stand up to the newfound scrutiny? More»
Injury luck can often play a big part in college football title races, and several teams are about to be boosted by the returns of star players who missed some or all of 2016. We've compiled the best comeback players at every position heading into 2017. More»
Urban Meyer's fifth season at Ohio State ended with a disastrous loss to Clemson, made only more surprising by his historic success thus far in Columbus. With a 61-6 record, Meyer's first five years with the Buckeyes compare favorably to other coaching greats. More»
A handful of college football teams had breakout years last year in which they won double-digit games and ended various kinds of poll droughts. Now, they're tasked with keeping the momentum going in follow-up seasons in 2017. Can they sustain their success? More»
With spring practice finished, college football is entering the quietest time of the offseason, a time inevitably spent overthinking preseason rankings for several months. For all the analysis, the top shouldn't require much thinking, though: Pick Alabama. More»
LSU has a rare luxury entering the 2017 season. While it says goodbye to No. 4 overall pick Leonard Fournette, it already knows it has a superstar to replace him. After all, in Fournette's shadow, Derrius Guice led the SEC in rushing last year. More»
Last year was a disaster for Oregon, a 4-8 season that led to Mark Helfrich being fired and culminated in no draft picks for the first time since 1985. While it's a long road back under Willie Taggart, the Ducks have the explosiveness to turn 2017 into a comeback season. More»
With a contract extension that includes a $4 million signing bonus, Alabama coach Nick Saban is set to make $11 million this year. It's an eye-popping, seemingly exorbitant sum, and yet for Alabama, Saban continues to be worth whatever the school decides to pay him. More»
Another NFL Draft has come and gone, meaning it's already time to start wondering what will happen next spring in the 2018 draft. Keeping in mind that a whole lot will change over the next 12 months, here's an early look at the key questions in a new draft cycle. More»
Post-NFL Draft analysis isn't limited to the professional ranks. There's also plenty to learn about college football from what happens in a draft, and the 2017 draft provided plenty of both expected and unexpected college takeaways. More»
Rarely is the last pick in the NFL Draft a big-name college player, but Saturday may have featured the most relevant Mr. Irrelevant ever. With the 253rd pick, the Broncos drafted Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly, the nephew of Bills legend Jim Kelly. More»
Drafting quarterbacks in the NFL is rarely easy. There is a lot of pressure on making the right pick, with a high level of uncertainty. Sometimes, however, things don't need to be so complicated: If teams pass on Deshaun Watson, they're going to regret it. More»
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