1. College Football Veteran Backup QBs Primed to Earn Starting Jobs in 2016

    The veteran backup quarterback who shows promise behind a proven starter and rises to QB1 once that proven starter leaves is one of the key players in college football. Hyped throughout each offseason, these passers are hit-and-miss...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 5 months ago 20,136 reads 25 comments

  2. Ranking Top College Football Divisions Heading into 2016

    The strength and weakness of college football's divisions has developed into a major talking point. How does the East of one conference compare with the West? How does that affect ...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 5 months ago 59,899 reads 406 comments

  3. Projecting Point Spreads for the Top 10 Games of 2016 College Football Season

    Is it ever too early to look ahead to next year's point spreads? Maybe—but that shouldn't stop us...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 5 months ago 10,612 reads 30 comments

  4. Biggest Sleepers in Power 5 College Football Conferences in 2016

    Sleepers such as Iowa, North Carolina and Florida made power-conference championship games in 2015. They started outside the preseason rankings but rose thanks to a mixture of underrated talent, favorable scheduling and quality coaching...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 5 months ago 39,063 reads 80 comments

  5. 20 Bold Predictions for 2016 Spring Football

    Spring football is the oasis between two scorching deserts of offseason. It's not as exciting as fall practice, when the games are soon and everything is magnified, but meaningful ...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 5 months ago 24,014 reads 49 comments

  6. College Football Teams Under the Most Pressure This Offseason

    Every college football team wants a good offseason. Some college football teams need one. In most cases, the reasons behind that are similar. Pressure exists when performance fails to meet expectations...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 5 months ago 30,632 reads 124 comments

  7. 25 Freshmen to Watch in 2016 Spring Football

    Spring football is a time for development, and no one needs that more than freshmen. That's why they're so compelling to follow. Early-enrolling high schoolers are the pinnacle, since to this point they are mostly unknowns...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 5 months ago 39,006 reads 35 comments

  8. Ranking Top 10 Returning WRs for 2016 College Football Season

    College football's passing game is more alive than ever, thanks in large part to the depth of wide receivers. Many of the best depart from last year, but that's nothing new...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 5 months ago 20,048 reads 117 comments

  9. 2016 Early Enrollees Expected to Make a Splash in Spring Practice

    For some incoming freshmen, college football season starts now . Those who enrolled early have already (in most cases) joined the program and are undergoing winter workouts...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 6 months ago 32,107 reads 54 comments

  10. Early Power Ranking of Best Week 1 Games for 2016 College Football Season

    If you're bummed about the end of college football season, especially after national signing day, remember there's a light at the end of the tunnel...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 6 months ago 80,384 reads 446 comments

  11. College Football Teams That Recruited the Best at Each Position

    By looking at 247Sports' team rankings , we know which teams added the most talent by volume this recruiting cycle. We don't know, necessarily, where they added it. To fix that, we've graded which team signed the most talent at each position...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 6 months ago 4,992 reads 9 comments

  12. FSU Football Recruiting: Meet the Seminoles' 2016 Class

    Before national signing day, Florida State had a strong class. After national signing day , it had an amazing class...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 6 months ago 11,353 reads 15 comments

  13. 25 Best Heisman Trophy Winners of All Time

    The Heisman Trophy has had a good offseason. Cam Newton and Carson Palmer's battle in the NFC Championship Game drew headlines for featuring two former Heisman winners...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 6 months ago 20,625 reads 104 comments

  14. The Last 10 No. 1 College Football Recruits: Where Are They Now?

    What can we expect from New Jersey defensive tackle Rashan Gary , the No. 1 college football recruit in the 2016 class? Based on recent history, a lot. The last five No...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 6 months ago 49,232 reads 32 comments

  15. 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 6 months ago 73,223 reads 160 comments

  16. 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 6 months ago 3,217 reads 10 comments

  17. 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 6 months ago 16,441 reads 39 comments

  18. 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 6 months ago 1,621 reads 0 comments

  19. 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 6 months ago 23,923 reads 127 comments

  20. 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 6 months ago 53,244 reads 50 comments

  21. 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 6 months ago 10,187 reads 29 comments

  22. 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 7 months ago 22,761 reads 31 comments

  23. 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 7 months ago 3,702 reads 1 comments

  24. 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 7 months ago 18,579 reads 13 comments

  25. 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 7 months ago 33,335 reads 26 comments