Posted by David Kenyon on May-23-2016 Add Comments

Top 10 College Football Wide Receiver Duos for 2016

Several college football teams boast a superstar target, but a select group of programs will showcase one of the nation's best wide receiver duos. Productivity is the key factor for inclusion. Power-conference teams may have a "better" tandem when discussing NFL prospects, but they may not put up numbers like small-school players. Additionally, though a young receiver like Ole Miss' Van Jefferson has immense potential, that's not a focus, either. Each of the following duos are proven at ...
Posted by Sanjay Kirpalani on May-23-2016 Add Comments

Top 5 Quarterback Recruit Performances from 2016 Oakland Elite 11 Regional

EL SOBRANTE, Cal. — There was plenty of anticipation in the air for the group of quarterbacks assembled to compete at the Oakland Elite 11 Regional. That’s because it included field generals who have already committed to schools such as Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Michigan and Washington State. Additionally, four 4-star prospects and a 5-star talent served as the group’s headliners. With four prospects earning invites to next month’s Elite 11 finals in Los Angeles, it’s safe to ...
Posted by Justin Ferguson on May-23-2016 Add Comments

B/R 5th Down: Urban Meyer Lifts OSU’s Ban on Blue, Dabo Swinney Goes Undercover

Editor's Note: Bleacher Report's 5th Down captures the top social college football stories of the week. As this long, bitter offseason continues, we'll focus on moments from the schools, coaches and players that kept us entertained as we wait for actual college football to make its highly anticipated return.   1. Ohio State's ban on blue to be lifted for one special day Don't wear the color blue around head coach Urban Meyer or Ohio State's football facility. Lou ...
Posted by Barrett Sallee on May-23-2016 Add Comments

Ranking Toughest SEC Football Environments to Play In

In the SEC, road teams run into hostile environments virtually every weekend.  Whether it's Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Tiger Stadium at LSU or the recently renovated Kyle Field at Texas A&M, 18-22-year-old young men must be prepared for the biggest stages in football—pro or college—on virtually a weekly basis.  Which environments are the most hostile?  Our picks based on results, capacity, hostility and more are in this slideshow.Begin Slideshow
Posted by Ben Axelrod on May-23-2016 Add Comments

Power Ranking Toughest Big Ten Football Environments to Play In

The college football season is just over three months away and certain games on the 2016 slate are already beginning to stand out.  That rings especially true in the Big Ten, which recently learned which of its games will be featured on the prime-time schedules of both ESPN and Big Ten Network programming. But while it's the teams that often make for interesting matchups in the same way that styles make fights, one point of intrigue that ...
Posted by Brad Shepard on May-23-2016 Add Comments

Tennessee Football: 5 Toughest QBs Volunteers Will Face in 2016

Having a dynamic quarterback can separate the good teams from the great, and that's a key reason why the Tennessee football program needs capable senior Joshua Dobbs to take a giant leap in 2016. It's also why the Volunteers should feel pretty strongly about their chances to win a lot of football games at first glance of this season's schedule. There are exactly zero proven star quarterbacks among the 12 opponents UT has on the docket. It's ...
Posted by Sanjay Kirpalani on May-22-2016 Add Comments

Highlights and Analysis from the Opening Oakland Regional

EL SOBRANTE, Calif. — The Nike Opening Regional camp circuit made its latest stop in Oakland as a number of the elite prospects on the West Coast showed up to compete for a spot at the nation’s premier summer camp showcase. A picturesque backdrop at De Anza High School in El Sobrante with mild and comfortable temperatures greeted the hundreds of athletes in attendance.  In all, nine athletes earned an invite to The Opening while four quarterbacks ...
Posted by David Kenyon on May-22-2016 Add Comments

Predicting the Winner of Each College Football Conference in 2016

The offseason is the time for optimism, so fans are looking ahead to the 2016 college football season with dreams of at least a conference championship. But only 10 of the 128 Football Bowl Subdivision programs will eventually hoist their respective leagues' trophies. We're here to predict which schools will ultimately earn that opportunity, also including the opponent in the conference title game. Although a championship generally means more nationally for a Power Five faction, "Group of ...
Posted by Christopher Walsh on May-22-2016 Add Comments

Successful Coaches of Tomorrow Are Paying Their Dues on Alabama’s Staff Today

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — For those who have been around the University of Alabama football program for a while, he’s already a familiar face. Ed Marynowitz has been at the football complex a lot this spring, including during the Crimson Tide’s pro day, and even though he isn’t listed as having a position with the program, no one would be surprised if that changes in the near future. Marynowitz used to be Alabama’s director of player personnel. Most ...
Posted by David Regimbal on May-21-2016 Add Comments

Ohio State Football: 5 Toughest QBs Buckeyes Will Face in 2016

The Ohio State football team will be challenged by a number of elite teams this fall, headlined by Oklahoma on the road in Week 3, but the Buckeyes won't have to defend an elite group of quarterbacks. The departures of Connor Cook from Michigan State, Nate Sudfeld from Indiana, Christian Hackenberg from Penn State and Jake Rudock from Michigan has created a void of experience in the offenses Ohio State will face this year. All four of ...