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Predicting Every College Football Conference's Surprise Team for 2016

College football is a wonderfully unpredictable sport. The yearly exit and entry of talented stars and incoming recruits makes the exercise of picking a preseason Top 25 poll an extremely difficult exercise. Last year, the final postseason...Show More Summary

Why J.T. Barrett Is the Best Preseason Bet to Win the 2016 Heisman Trophy

COLUMBUS, Ohio — For all the talent Ohio State finds itself losing from last year's team—the 16 starters, the 12 draft picks and the five first-rounders—the Buckeyes have managed to remain mainstays on each email blast announcing another...Show More Summary

Ranking College Football's Best Weeknight Games of 2016 Season

College football isn't just about all-day Saturday binges. A real diehard fan has to be prepared to take in the action on almost a nightly basis thanks to the proliferation of weeknight games. The 2016 regular-season schedule will feature...Show More Summary

Georgia's Kirby Smart Handled 1st SEC Media Days Like a Seasoned Veteran

Kirby Smart rarely talked to the media as Alabama's defensive coordinator. Under Nick Saban, he didn't have the weekly press conference obligations of many top assistants in college football. When Smart walked up to the podium Tuesday...Show More Summary

Michigan Football: Why RB Position Presents the Greatest Unknown in 2016

A basic look at Michigan's football roster shows an experienced roster riddled with returning starters and other team leaders. Running back is no exception, but there are two vastly different ways to frame the position. You could say the Wolverines boast a two-time leading rusher and unquestioned starter. Show More Summary

The Biggest Takeaways from LSU Recruits' Performances at the Opening

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Nearly half of LSU's 2017 recruiting class was on display at The Opening last week. Tigers head coach Les Miles and his staff have put together a group that currently rates as the No. 5 class in the country, and a handful...Show More Summary

The Biggest Takeaways from Alabama Recruits' Performances at the Opening

BEAVERTON, Oregon — It comes as little surprise to see Alabama as one of the main programs represented with a number of talented prospects participating in The Opening. Seven members of the Crimson Tide’s 2017 class were on hand—ledShow More Summary

Les Miles, Kevin Sumlin Reportedly to Be Deposed in LSU Lawsuit vs. John Chavis

LSU Tigers head coach Les Miles and Texas A&M Aggies head coach Kevin Sumlin will reportedly both give depositions as part of LSU's lawsuit against former defensive coordinator John Chavis, per the Advocate's Ross Dellenger. Chavis,Show More Summary

Expect plenty of scrutiny on Day 2 of SEC Media Days

Kirby Smart will make his SEC Media Days debut Tuesday as the new Georgia coach is one of four coaches to take to the podium. Smart can expect to face questions concerning Bulldogs defensive lineman Jonathan Ledbetter, who the school said received an unspecified discipline for his second alcohol-related...

SEC Media Days 2016: B/R Barrett Sallee's Predicted Order of Finish

HOOVER, Ala. — It's time for rubber to meet the road. The SEC sent out ballots for predicted order of finish in each division and the SEC Championship Game on Tuesday morning. The conference will tabulate and release its full "media"...Show More Summary

College Football Countdown: No. 45 USF

Orlando Sentinel college insider Matt Murschel ranked all 128 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in the country entering the 2015-16 season. The Sentinel staff takes a closer look at a new team daily, counting backward from No. 128 to our projected No. 1 team. Today at No. 45: USF Coach: Willie Taggart...

Bleacher Report's Top 25 2017 Recruiting Classes After The Opening

A total of 13 players from the 2017 class ended their recruiting processes last week as the 2016 edition of The Opening took place. Five announced during Bleacher Report's "Commitment Week," and eight others made their decisions live either via Bleacher Report or ESPN. With their decisions, there were shakeups in the team recruiting rankings. Show More Summary

SEC Media Days 2016: Highlights, Comments and Twitter Reaction from Monday

For the first time since 2004, the belle of the SEC media days ball was nowhere to be found. Steve Spurrier's absence cast a shadow over Hoover, Alabama, on Monday as things got underway for the 2016 session. The Head Ball Coach andShow More Summary

Auburn Player Discipline and the Top Moments from Gus Malzahn at SEC Media Days

Player discipline will be a constant topic at this week's SEC media days as several programs across the league prepare to answer questions about suspensions—or the lack thereof. So it came as no real surprise Monday when Auburn headShow More Summary

Florida Football: Best Quotes and Key Takeaways from SEC Media Days

Defending SEC East Division champion Florida got its turn in front of the cameras and microphones Monday during the first day of SEC media days in Hoover, Alabama. And not surprisingly, many of the questions coach Jim McElwain and his...Show More Summary

The Biggest Takeaways from Ohio State Recruits' Performance at the Opening

BEAVERTON, Oregon — Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer has assembled college football's top-rated 2017 recruiting class in composite rankings, and several members of the group attended The Opening national finals this past week. Held...Show More Summary

The Biggest Takeaways from USC Recruits' Performance at The Opening

BEAVERTON, Ore. — High school football's premier prospects traveled to the Pacific Northwest from July 5-10 for The Opening's national finals at Nike's world headquarters. As usual, the event included multiple USC Trojans storylines, including the presence of current standouts and future contributors. Show More Summary

Greg Sankey's 2nd 'State of the SEC' Speech Shows He's Right for the Job

HOOVER, Ala. — Greg Sankey stepped to the microphone to officially open SEC media days, with the eyes of the college football world watching. He showed everyone a leader. Sankey 's first "state of the SEC" speech at media days last July...Show More Summary

The Biggest Takeaways from Texas Recruits' Performances at The Opening

BEAVERTON, Ore. — The Texas Longhorns had two commitments competing at The Opening last week, quarterback Sam Ehlinger and offensive lineman Xavier Newman. Two commitments, and a handful of potential targets. The Longhorns are sitting at seven commitments and could use a recruiting jolt with their 2017 class. Show More Summary

The Biggest Takeaways from Texas A&M Recruits' Performances at The Opening

BEAVERTON, Ore. — The Texas A&M recruiting class for 2017 is looking strong as the summer progresses. The Aggies have a top-10 class nationally, and nine of the 17 commits have come in since June 2. Of the 17 commits, only one—Shawnee, Oklahoma, offensive lineman Creed Humphrey—was invited to The Opening. Show More Summary

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