1. Grading Every Power 5 Conference's Quarterback Situation for 2016

    Quarterback play shapes the narrative of teams and conferences. For all the talk of SEC dominance, there has always been a question under center...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about almost 2 years ago 73,322 reads 160 comments

  2. College Football Teams Loading Up on Most Offensive Skill Talent

    Signings over the next two weeks could change things, but right now six teams stand out for having recruited the best skill talent in the 2016 class...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about almost 2 years ago 3,382 reads 10 comments

  3. Projecting 2016 College Football Freshmen All-American Team

    If you think the impact of freshmen is overrated, take a close look at the 2016 national title game. The Clemson Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide, the two participants, each had one offensive and one defensive Freshman All-American ...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about almost 2 years ago 16,709 reads 39 comments

  4. Coaches We Hope Never Leave the College Ranks

    College football is all about player turnover, so fans know to avoid getting attached to star linebackers and quarterbacks. They do not do the same with star coaches...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about almost 2 years ago 2,325 reads 0 comments

  5. College Football Teams That Will Have the Most Hype-Filled Offseason

    College football has the longest offseason in major American sports, and with so much extra time to kill—and no meaningful results—we spend much of that time engaging in hype...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about almost 2 years ago 24,363 reads 127 comments

  6. Who Will Be the Out-of-Nowhere College Football Playoff Contender in 2016?

    There's one team every year. No matter the season, one supposed bottom feeder emerges from the benthos and becomes a national title contender. Consider Auburn's turnaround three years ago...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about almost 2 years ago 53,490 reads 50 comments

  7. Early Predictions for Biggest 2016 College QB Battles

    As one college football season ends, we square our attention on another. And where else to start but at quarterback? Quarterbacks are football's leading men and make a disproportionate difference in an otherwise team-driven sport...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about almost 2 years ago 10,565 reads 29 comments

  8. Grading the Top 10 Recruits from the 2016 Army All-American Bowl

    Like all recruiting showcases, the Army All-American Bowl is more about who commits where and how players develop than the actual game. Despite that, stars are expected to shine on a national stage and play up to the reputation that got them there...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about almost 2 years ago 23,766 reads 31 comments

  9. Army All-American Bowl 2016: Complete Box Score and Analysis

    The 2016 Army All-American Bowl took place on Saturday, and with it the recruiting cycle moved one step closer to completion...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about almost 2 years ago 3,926 reads 1 comments

  10. Grading the Top 10 Recruits from the 2016 Under Armour All-America Game

    Oh, you think recruiting stars don't matter? You must have missed the 2016 Under Armour All-America Game. The Nos. 1 and 10 overall players in the 2016 class, per 247Sports' composite ratings , balled out and won co-MVP honors...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about almost 2 years ago 19,477 reads 13 comments

  11. Under Armour All-America Game 2016: Complete Box Score and Analysis

    The 2016 Under Armour All-America Game took place Saturday, and with it began the final stretch of the recruiting cycle. Even without defensive end Nick Bosa , the No...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about almost 2 years ago 34,096 reads 26 comments

  12. Florida State's Everett Golson Proves Graduate Transfer QBs Are Hit or Miss

    Graduate transfer quarterbacks are like Everett Golson passes: wildly hit or miss. Golson proved the latter at Florida State this season and will not have a chance to redeem himself in the Peach Bowl...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about almost 2 years ago 32,046 reads 110 comments

  13. Best Bets for 2015-16 College Football Bowl Season

    Bowl season is handicapping Christmas, which is fitting since it falls across…well, actual Christmas. Starting December 19, there will be a record 40 bowl games in 15 days...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about almost 2 years ago 16,502 reads 29 comments

  14. College Football Playoff Rankings: Biggest Takeaways from Week 14

    Conference Championship Week is over, which means we're hours instead of days away from learning who made the College Football Playoff. Week 14's results made the selection committee's job easier, but that doesn't mean the reveal will lack intrigue..

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 2 years ago 7,433 reads 92 comments

  15. College Football Playoff Rankings: Biggest Takeaways from Week 13

    Week 13 delivered on its annual promise, shining clarity on the College Football Playoff picture while leaving hints of intrigue for next week's conference championship games...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 2 years ago 16,465 reads 151 comments

  16. Despite Playoff Long Shot, Stanford Shows Championship Quality vs. Notre Dame

    Week 13 proved bittersweet for Stanford. Results from other time zones effectively bounced them from the College Football Playoff, but the Cardinal won a rivalry game against No...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 2 years ago 3,648 reads 9 comments

  17. Michigan State vs. Iowa for Big Ten Title Should Be a Playoff Play-in Game

    Michigan State took care of business against Penn State, beating the Nittany Lions 55-16 and setting up what should be—and probably will be—a College Football Playoff quarterfinal against Iowa in the Big Ten Championship Game...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 2 years ago 19,299 reads 117 comments

  18. College Football Playoff Rankings: Biggest Takeaways from Week 12

    Backloaded schedules made Week 12 one of the season's biggest. Long-awaited matchups in the Big Ten, where Ohio State hosted Michigan State, and the Big 12, where Oklahoma State ...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 2 years ago 40,530 reads 344 comments

  19. Baylor Defense Reaches New Level at Oklahoma State, Keeps Bears in Playoff Hunt

    Baylor upset Oklahoma State in Stillwater on Saturday, and despite a big performance from receiver KD Cannon—five catches, 210 yards and two touchdowns—the real MVP was the defense...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 2 years ago 2,194 reads 5 comments

  20. Is Michigan State a True Playoff Threat After Upsetting Ohio State?

    Michigan State upset Ohio State on a last-second field goal, but in truth it should have won by multiple scores...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 2 years ago 21,912 reads 203 comments

  21. College Football Playoff Rankings: Biggest Takeaways from Week 11

    Week 11 was the first since Week 6 that didn't feature an all-time great ending to a game. But it was still among the best weeks of the season...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 2 years ago 12,279 reads 57 comments

  22. Despite Loss to Oklahoma, Baylor Still Has Realistic Path to Playoff Berth

    Baylor dropped its first game of the season against Oklahoma, falling 44-34 on its home field and crippling its chance of making the College Football Playoff...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 2 years ago 2,562 reads 28 comments

  23. QB Jake Rudock's Huge Improvement Makes Michigan Big Ten Title Contender

    Michigan quarterback Jake Rudock has come a long way since throwing three interceptions, missing numerous would-be touchdowns and essentially costing the Wolverines a Week 1 game at Utah...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 2 years ago 22,053 reads 148 comments

  24. College Football Playoff Rankings: Biggest Takeaways from Week 10

    In college football, history repeats itself. For the second straight week, we had a high-profile game (Michigan State at Nebraska) end on a major officiating controversy, and for ...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 2 years ago 51,312 reads 143 comments

  25. Why Notre Dame Is the True Big Winner in College Football's Shake-Up Saturday

    The biggest of many winners from college football's "shake-up Saturday" was Notre Dame, which not only beat Pittsburgh but also, by virtue of what happened around it, essentially ...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 2 years ago 33,564 reads 63 comments