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article May 19, 2017

Don't Sleep On Miami In ACC Race

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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»
kelly-jones article May 18, 2017

CFB Coaches Under The Most Pressure

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»
GettyImages-599522746 article May 17, 2017

Buy OK State As Playoff Contender

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»
receiver-rankings-2017 article May 16, 2017

College Receiver Rankings 2017

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»
GettyImages-630381226 article May 12, 2017

Cowboy Up: Allen's Moment Awaits

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»
comeback-players article May 11, 2017

The 2017 College All-Comeback Team

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»
GettyImages-614804238 article May 10, 2017

Meyer Off To Historic Start At OSU

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»
GettyImages-627275370 article May 9, 2017

Next Step For CFB Breakthrough Teams

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»
GettyImages-631362614 article May 8, 2017

Bama vs. The Field: The No. 1 Debate

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»
GettyImages-611908278 article May 5, 2017

Guice Ready To Be New Face Of LSU

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»
GettyImages-611916302 article May 4, 2017

Duck And Recover: Oregon A Sleeper

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»
GettyImages-614681082 article May 2, 2017

Saban Still A Bargain for Bama

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»
2018-nfl-draft article May 2, 2017

Early 2018 NFL Draft Questions

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»
draft-college article May 1, 2017

10 NFL Draft College Takeaways

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»
GettyImages-618304386 article April 29, 2017

Broncos Make Kelly Mr. Irrelevant

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»
deshaun-watson article April 27, 2017

Don't Overthink It: Draft Watson

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»
GettyImages-607711010 article April 26, 2017

Trubisky Debate Has Only Just Begun

In a quarterback class without a true No. 1 prospect, it's easy to see why Mitchell Trubisky is liked, with a well-rounded game that checks a lot of boxes. But with a limited ceiling, Trubisky is only going to get more and more polarizing. More»
top-picks-college article April 25, 2017

College Career Rankings Of No. 1 Picks

Over 81 NFL Drafts, there has been a wide variety of success (and failure) associated with No. 1 picks at the pro level, labels that can overshadow college accomplishments. So how do the college careers of top picks stack up? Let's rank them all. More»
GettyImages-621321652 article April 24, 2017

PSU Readies For Lion's Share of Hype

One year ago, Penn State coach James Franklin was tasked with convincing everyone that his team was heading in the right direction. After a surprise breakthrough to the Big Ten title, the Nittany Lions find themselves awash in newfound outside optimism. More»
GettyImages-630693216 article April 21, 2017

Vols Still Jonesing For Breakthrough

One year ago, Tennessee football was brimming with anticipation and newfound confidence, only for the Vols to go 4-4 in SEC play and fall short, again, in the East. With diminished hype, the pressure is on Butch Jones and the Vols to finally exceed expectations. More»

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