Posted by David Kenyon on July-22-2014 Add Comments

Miami Football: Previewing 3 Biggest Position Battles Heading into Fall Camp

Position battles are inevitable, and the Miami Hurricanes head into fall camp with three major spots up for grabs. The 2014 edition of the 'Canes faces a pair of obvious competitions, one oft-discussed topic and a newly created major issue. Since Miami focuses so much on rotations, spots on the offensive and defensive lines demand depth over a top starter. This suggests finding a true starter is not necessarily an integral task. However, a final battle—a role the ...
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Michigan Football: Analyzing Brady Hoke’s 5-Star Recruits

During the past three years, Michigan coach Brady Hoke has been in steady contention for the highest-profile recruits. He wins some, he loses some—he lives to recruit another day. Entering this fall, the Wolverines’ head man has a pair of former 5-star prospects waiting to cut their teeth, carve their niche and establish reputations as consistent, high-level contributors: sophomore quarterback Shane Morris and sophomore running back Derrick Green. The time for Green is near; for Morris, the ...
Posted by Sanjay Kirpalani on July-22-2014 Add Comments

Alabama Football: Predicting the Depth Chart Heading into Fall Camp

Alabama fans are all too familiar with Nick Saban’s dislike of preseason depth charts. As AL.com’s Michael Casagrande explained during spring practice, Saban prefers that his players focus on improving daily in favor of jockeying for roster position. "I think some guys about now start to worry about the depth chart and where they are on the depth chart," Saban said. “Well we really don't have a depth chart.” However, with fall camp set to get underway in ...
Posted by Patrick Runge on July-22-2014 Add Comments

Nebraska Football: Predicting the Depth Chart Heading into Fall Camp

Nebraska football fans know that fall camp is about to start, and with fall camp comes the depth chart battles that will help define the 2014 season. So while there are no official depth charts, we can speculate as to where things are at least starting out as fall camp opens. Of course, the battles in fall camp will go a long way toward determining what Nebraska’s depth chart will look like on August 30 ...
Posted by Jason King on July-22-2014 Add Comments

Steve Alford Quickly Turning the Tide for UCLA Basketball

LAS VEGAS — Multiple times each week, the Varsity Club meets in the Pauley Pavilion weight room. Some days it’s a cardio workout on the treadmill or stationary bike. Other times they pump iron or focus on their core. The group only has four members, but UCLA coach Steve Alford and his three assistants don’t hesitate to boast about their fitness accomplishments when the Bruins players straddle in for their own session an hour later. “They call ...
Posted by Matt Smith on July-22-2014 Add Comments

Notre Dame Football: The 2014 Fighting Irish All-Opponent Team

As the long wait before the start of fall camp draws to an end, the major storylines for Notre Dame Fighting Irish heading into the 2014 season are well-documented. But the Irish are only half of the story. The other half? Their 12 opponents. As with any Notre Dame schedule, the slate is littered with some of the marquee players in college football. Who are the best at their respective positions among the teams the Fighting ...
Posted by Edwin Weathersby on July-22-2014 Add Comments

Which Positions Will Top 11 2015 ATH Recruits Play in College?

Being listed as an "athlete" or "ATH" can be a gift and a curse. On one hand, it shows how versatile and talented a recruit is. On the other, it also shows that he may not have a true position just yet. Looking at the top athletes in the 247Sports Composite Rankings, all of them will be given a position to start their college careers when they arrive on campus. This list will give you a sneak ...
Posted by Thad Novak on July-22-2014 Add Comments

Kentucky Basketball: Grading Wildcats Targets at 2014 Nike Peach Jam

The 2014 Nike Peach Jam was one of the premier recruiting events of the offseason, and where there are great college hoops recruits, there's Kentucky basketball. Many of Big Blue's highest-priority prospects in both the 2015 and 2016 classes were on display in South Carolina as Nike's Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) wrapped up its season. Not all of those ballyhooed youngsters lived up to their hype over the weekend, though. Here's a look at the ...
Posted by Tim Keeney on July-22-2014 Add Comments

David Ash Named Texas Longhorns Starting QB by Charlie Strong

When the Texas Longhorns kick off the 2014 campaign against in-state rival North Texas, junior David Ash will line up under center.      New head coach Charlie Strong ended any potential QB controversy and announced his decision during Tuesday's Big 12 Media Days, as Rivals and Bleacher Report's Taylor Gaspar reported:  Ash, who will be starting his third season opener in a row for the Longhorns, saw last year's campaign cut short.  After a very encouraging sophomore season, the ...
Posted by Zach Gilliland on July-22-2014 Add Comments

Clemson Football: Best Quotes and Key Takeaways from ACC Media Days

Conference media days always bring a ton of attention and produce some good quotes, and the ACC media days were no different. Dabo Swinney showed he has complete confidence in his team on both sides of the ball, and there were even a couple more jabs between Swinney and Steve Spurrier.   Swinney and Spurrier Are Going to Keep Talking The best quote of the week from Swinney was in regards to the differences between him and the ...