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article May 24, 2016

College Running Back Rankings 2016

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The 2016 college football season will be the Year of the Running Back in college football, and thus we begin out annual position-by-position rankings with the top 40 of a a loaded group of backs led by Leonard Fournette, Christian McCaffrey and Dalvin Cook. More»
jamesconner article May 23, 2016

Pitt's Conner Says He's Cancer-Free

Pittsburgh running back James Conner, the 2014 ACC player of the year, delivered the best news of the year in college football on Monday. After being diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma last November, Conner tweeted that he has been declared cancer-free. More»
browning-petersen article May 23, 2016

Believe the Huskies Hype

While Washington is coming off a 7-6 season and has been stuck in a rut of mediocrity for years, it has become a preseason darling in college football, generating a lot of early sleeper hype. In Chris Petersen's third season, the attention is warranted. More»
bradkaaya article May 20, 2016

Eye Of The Canes: Kaaya's Big Chance

When Mark Richt was fired at Georgia, he said that he wanted to be more hands-on as a quarterbacks coach at his next job. Now at Miami, Richt has the perfect opportunity, as he'll try to help mold Hurricanes junior Brad Kaaya into a first-round pick. More»
cfb-comeback-2016 article May 19, 2016

College Football All-Comeback Team

The excitement of last college football season was unfortunately tempered by the reality of one of the most injury-plagued seasons in recent history. However, many impact players are primed for comebacks in 2016, providing big potential boosts to their teams. More»
camrobinson article May 18, 2016

Low Tide: Bama Hits Offseason Trouble

While Alabama's offseason got off to a good start after it won the national championship, the spring has not been kind to the Crimson Tide. Star offensive tackle Cam Robinson was arrested on Tuesday, bringing more uncertainty to the team's 2016 title defense. More»
iowa-michigan-houston article May 17, 2016

What's Next For '15 Breakout Teams

No matter how much we study a college football season in advance, there are inevitably going to be a lot of misses. Last season, several teams made notable leaps from outside the preseason AP top 25. Can they sustain that success in 2016? More»
spring-takeaways article May 6, 2016

CFB Spring Practice: What We Learned

There is still a long way to go until the 2016 college football season, but the last couple of months featured some football, as teams held their spring practice sessions and scrimmages. With under four months until the season, what did we learn? More»
aaron-moorehead article May 5, 2016

College Coaches' Guide to Twitter

In theory, using Twitter and other social media shouldn't be difficult for college football coaches, but that isn't always the case. On Wednesday, Texas A&M assistant Aaron Moorehead ranted about loyalty after QB prospect Tate Martell decommitted from the Aggies. More»
derwinjames article May 4, 2016

How Florida State Can Oust Clemson

Beyond Jalen Ramsey and kicker Roberto Aguayo, the 2016 NFL draft was unusually quiet for Florida State. That bodes well for the future, as the Seminoles return a loaded roster in 2016 that could prevent Clemson from staging a repeat run to the playoff. More»
2017-draft-early-preview article May 3, 2016

Futures Market: 2017 Draft First Look

The 2016 NFL draft is complete, meaning it's already time to start speculating wildly about what will happen in the 2017 NFL draft a year from now. From potential No. 1 pick Deshaun Watson to a loaded running back class, here is an early guide. More»
oregon-spring article May 2, 2016

Duck Hunt: Threat to Oregon Grows

While Oregon's offense still put up big numbers last season, it didn't feel invincible without Marcus Mariota. Now, with another FCS transfer coming in at QB, the Ducks face a critical year against steeper competition in the Pac-12 North. More»
hackenberg article April 30, 2016

Draft's Most Polarizing QB is a Jet

Three years ago, Christian Hackenberg made his college debut at MetLife Stadium, the home of the New York Jets. The positivity of the moment was eventually replaced by intense criticism, and now he'll try to recapture past optimism as the Jets' second-round pick. More»
freeze-olemiss article April 29, 2016

Tunsil Saga Could Haunt Ole Miss

Thursday was supposed to be a dream night for Ole Miss football: three five-star recruits in the class of 2013 becoming first-round draft picks. Now, Hugh Freeze and the Rebels may find themselves in trouble after the Laremy Tunsil drama. More»
wentz-draft article April 28, 2016

The Unlikeliest Draft Superstar

For years, Carson Wentz waited in obscurity, not starting at quarterback until his fourth year of high school or fourth year of college. Now, though, the lightly recruited North Dakota State star is poised to steal the spotlight at the NFL draft. More»
jalenramsey article April 28, 2016

The Best Player in the 2016 NFL Draft

Much of the talk leading into the 2016 NFL draft has centered on the quarterback debate, especially after the Rams moved up to No. 1. But while Jared Goff or Carson Wentz will likely be picked first, Florida State DB Jalen Ramsey is the draft's best playmaker. More»
elliott article April 27, 2016

Born to Run: Elliott Is A Sure Bet

NFL teams are increasingly wary of drafting running backs early, but they shouldn't worry about spending a top-10 pick on Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott on Thursday. With a complete skill set, Elliott is ready to be an instant-impact star in the backfield. More»
draft-all-sleeper article April 26, 2016

NFL Draft All-Underrated Team 2016

A lot of NFL draft emphasis is placed on measurables, and understandably so. But when looking for the biggest and fastest prospects, sometimes ultra-productive college players unfairly fall during the draft. Be happy if your team ends up with these prospects. More»
goff-wentz article April 25, 2016

Rams Should Pick Goff Over Wentz

With the Rams and Eagles trading up to the top of the 2016 NFL draft, there's a good chance that quarterbacks will go with the first two picks: Jared Goff and Carson Wentz. Both have upside, but Goff is the Rams' best bet at No. 1 overall. More»
dantonio-msu article April 22, 2016

Spartan Effort: New Look For MSU

Given the core players that it loses, Michigan State will have a hard time avoiding a step back in 2016. But the mere fact that an eight- or nine-win season would be considered a disappointment illustrates just how successful the Mark Dantonio era has been. More»

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