Top 10 Recruiting Classes since 2005, or Alabama and everyone else

Nick Saban
February 3, 2016

Recruiting is the lifeblood of a college football program. If you struggle to build a solid recruiting class one year, you could easily pay for it over the next three to four years, if not more. On the flip side, if you manage to knock a recruiting class out of the park, your chances for success in the coming years can take a nice spike. And just think what you…


National Signing Day: Let them eat cake!

NSD Cakes
February 3, 2016

You just never know what is going to happen on National Signing Day when it comes to live announcements. Over the years we have seen live bulldog puppies and live trees on top of the more traditional picking of the hats. This morning, Georgia native Mecole Hardman Jr. baked up a new way to announce his decision. Like this? Why not share it?ShareRedditFancredStumbleUponFacebook


Power-ranking the QB recruiting classes since 2002

You may have heard of this guy. USA Today photo.
February 1, 2016

No position in sports is more important than the quarterback position in football. NFL franchises can die a slow death if they miss on a quarterback through the NFL draft. In college, the time is short with quarterbacks, which makes landing a solid quarterback recruit on a regular basis both difficult and crucial. Some programs can do this better than others, of course, but landing a top-rated recruit is just…


Texas State shows off sizzling new helmet options for 2016

2016 Texas State football helmet options
January 26, 2016

It’s that time of the year when college football programs are coming down to the wire in the recruiting process, which is just as good a time as any to start generating some buzz about your football uniforms to be worn later in the year. Texas State is making a wise decision to spice up fan interaction through social media by showing off multiple helmet options to be considered for…


Dabo Swinney brings his own guts when sledding in Death Valley

Dabo Swinney sledding
January 23, 2016

As I sit here typing this I can look out the window in my home office and see we are getting a substantial amount of snow today. There must be close to a foot out there right now and we may be getting up to 18 inches of this stuff before it’s done. They did not get quite as much snow down in South Carolina, but they did get some….


2015 In Review: Predictions that went well, more that did not and New Years resolutions for 2016

Derrick Henry vs. Michigan State
January 6, 2016

The 2015 season has just one game remaining to play with Clemson and Alabama squaring off for this year’s College Football Playoff National Championship. With the season pretty much in the books, I figured now would be a good time to go look back at my 2015 predictions and see how I did. I did this knowing I made some truly awful predictions that blew up in my face in…


A reminder the College Football Playoff could have been scheduled today

College Football Playoff
January 2, 2016

The numbers are in and the results were not good for the College Football Playoff and ESPN. As noted yesterday on College Football Talk, the TV ratings for the Cotton Bowl and Orange Bowl semifinal games in the College Football Playoff drew solid numbers by many accounts, but took a massive nosedive compared to the numbers from the previous season. Playing on New Years Eve was a tradition the playoff…


Happy New Year, college football fans: Quick glance back at 2015

January 2, 2016

Happy New Year! 2016 is rolling in with plenty of duds down the stretch of this bowl season, so I figured now was as good a time as any to take a look back at some of the highlights from the 2015 season in college football. Recently, for Athlon Sports, I was asked to put together a ranking of the top 10 games from the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten,…


Georgia and Mark Richt go separate ways; Miami should be all in on Richt

Mark Richt
November 30, 2015

The end of the Mark Richt era in Athens finally came on Sunday. After years of perhaps misguided hot seat talk, the long drought without an SEC title, never mind a national championship game appearance, finally forced Georgia and Richt to go their separate ways. While Georgia will be a highly attractive job on the market, perhaps the best job not located in Los Angeles, Richt may quickly find a…