Archive for May, 2014

Clemson Football: Analyzing Tigers Top 5 2015 Recruiting Targets

Posted by Zach Gilliland on May 30 2014 Add Comments
Dabo Swinney is in the midst of his best recruiting class, and it looks as if it will get even better. While the Tigers already have some big-time commits, there are more prospects that Swinney and his assistants are looking to sign. I have put together a list of five prospects whom Clemson has a good shot at landing. The Tigers are high on all of these players.Begin Slideshow

SEC Members Consider Creating New ‘Division IV’

Posted by Patrick Clarke on May 30 2014 Add Comments
The ball is now in the NCAA's court after Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive sent a strong message to the organization on Friday on the final day of SEC meetings. Slive stated that the Power Five conferences, which include the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big 12, Big Ten and Pac-12, would consider moving to a "Division IV" if the NCAA doesn't award them autonomy and free up the big five to create their own set of bylaws, ...

Texas Football: Legacy Coaches Key to Reviving Longhorns’ Tradition

Posted by Taylor Gaspar on May 30 2014 Add Comments
When Texas head coach Charlie Strong hired his new coaching staff, he expressed the importance of his staff having ties in the state of Texas. But two of his assistant coaches' ties are much deeper than the others. Defensive coordinator Vance Bedford and wide receiver coach Les Koenning have a significant understanding of what it takes to be a football player at the University of Texas. They understand how it feels to run onto the field at ...

Optimistic, Pessimistic and Realistic Predictions for Every Big Ten Team

Posted by Ben Kercheval on May 30 2014 Add Comments
The offseason is nothing if not a time for predictions. That's why it's time for optimistic, pessimistic and realistic predictions for every Big Ten team this season.  No one was surprised to see Ohio State in last year's Big Ten title game, but how many figured Michigan State would become one of the hottest teams in the country by year's end?  Will this season have any more surprises? Or will it be preseason favorites dominating the top ...

10 Redshirt Freshmen Who Will Be Impact Offensive Players in 2014

Posted by Brian Leigh on May 30 2014 Add Comments
Redshirt freshmen have stated their importance by proxy the past two seasons, as quarterbacks Johnny Manziel and Jameis Winston—two guys who did not see active duty in their first year out of high school—won back-to-back Heisman Trophies. The latter won a national championship, too. But it's not just quarterbacks who can make an impact after sitting out a year. Redshirt freshman Shock Linwood emerged as a force at running back for Baylor last season, and in ...

Florida State Football: Analyzing Seminoles’ Top 5 2015 Recruiting Targets

Posted by Bob Ferrante on May 30 2014 Add Comments
If there were five recruits to add to Florida State's 2015 signing class, a wish list for the future, who would be on it? National signing day is still eight months away, but Florida State has 12 "hard commitments'' according to 247Sports, including Friday's commitment from tight end Jalen Wilkerson from Coffee in Douglas, Georgia. The list should grow as the rising seniors take visits to Tallahassee over the summer (with many of them arriving for coach Jimbo Fisher's camps on ...

Ex-Ohio State LB Mike Mitchell’s Transfer to Texas Tech Huge for Kliff Kingsbury

Posted by Tyler Donohue on May 30 2014 Add Comments
Less than a year after arriving at Ohio State as a heralded freshman, Mike Mitchell is heading home. According to reporter Taylor Hamm, the Plano, Texas, product has decided to transfer to Texas Tech: The 6'3", 222-pound linebacker left the Buckeyes' football program in February to seek opportunities elsewhere after the spring semester. At the time, Eleven Warriors writer Kyle Rowland reported that his father's health played a factor in the decision. After weighing multiple options in the Lone ...

SEC Sets Record with $309.6 Million Payout to Teams, but Best Is Yet to Come

Posted by Barrett Sallee on May 30 2014 Add Comments
The final day of SEC spring meetings means it's time for Mike Slive to hand out some checks.  No, they weren't those oversized novelty checks that Adam Sandler demanded in Happy Gilmore, but Slive did need quite a bit of room to fit all of the zeros in. The conference announced a record revenue distribution of $309.6 million, which averages out to over $20.9 million per school. For perspective, the SEC distributed a total of $304.7 million a ...

Deon Cain to Clemson: Tigers Land 4-Star WR Prospect

Posted by Rob Goldberg on May 30 2014 Add Comments
Clemson got a big boost to its 2015 class by adding playmaking wide receiver Deon Cain. The 4-star receiver is considered the ninth-best player at his position and the No. 76 player overall in the 2015 class, according to 247 Sports' composite rankings. He picked up offers from virtually every big school in the southeast, but he decided that he wanted to be a Tiger. Cain was ready to make a decision right after visiting the school ...

4-Star WR Deon Cain Commits to Clemson, Will Be ‘Superstar’ in ACC

Posted by Team Stream Now on May 30 2014 Add Comments
Four-star wide receiver Deon Cain has committed to play his college football at Clemson. The 6'1", 190-pound athlete has a great combination of size and speed, which makes him a serious threat at the next level. What does Cain's commitment mean for the Tigers? Which player does he compare to? Watch the video as Bleacher Report's Barrett Sallee answers these questions and breaks down the newest Clemson Tiger. Highlights courtesy of Rankings courtesy of 247sports.comRead more College Football ...