College football confidential: Coaches tell all on 42 different quarterbacks

Quarterbacks are a major storyline before every college football season, but the interest level will be especially high when games kick off later this month. The combination of a lukewarm 2022 NFL quarterback draft class, many prominent returning starters and a vibrant transfer market has left a fascinating QB group in terms of both depth …

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Who does the least with the most? Our annual college football underachiever tiers

Texas A&M fans, I’m ready for you. I recognize it’s never fun for fans to see their team headlining college football’s underachiever tiers. Texas A&M has one of the largest and most prideful fan bases in the sport, so much so that it is synonymous with a number, 12. And although the home of the …

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Position U 2022: Which schools produce the most talent at each position?

Think your school has the best history of churning out star defensive backs? Elite receivers? The best QBs? Get in line, buddy. Every year, fans rage on social media, players wear branded shirts and schools promote their teams as the top producer of talent at a given position, and every year, another fan base chimes …

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Ranking the 50 greatest true freshmen in college football history

Fifty years ago, the NCAA tied up a loose end. Having already ruled that college freshmen in other sports (and at other levels) would be eligible for varsity ball, it declared that the same rules would apply in major college football and basketball. In an effort to cut costs, it added an extra layer of …

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College football breakthrough and bounce-back candidates for 2022

Michigan, Baylor and Utah State went a combined 5-16 in the abbreviated 2020 college football season. Predictably, this knocked all three programs off of the radar screen entering the 2021 season. Embattled head coach Jim Harbaugh and Michigan picked up a smattering of preseason AP Top 25 votes but were picked fourth in the Big …

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Clemson again picked by media to reign over ACC

The Clemson Tigers are the preseason alternative by the media to win the ACC for the seventh time in eight years, the league introduced Tuesday. In a ballot of 164 media voters, Clemson, additionally the selection to win the Atlantic Division, was the overwhelming choose to win the convention title, with 103 votes. NC State, …

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Roundtable: Biggest takeaways, underrated CFP contenders and more

7:00 AM ET ESPN employees The official preseason Soccer Energy Index rankings have been launched and the reactions have come rapidly and in abundance. Most groups are nearing the top of spring apply so what higher time than now to dive into which groups are overrated, that are underrated and — primarily based on the …

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The best NFL draft comps of this class: We picked our 10 favorites

7:00 AM ET ESPN employees The 2022 NFL draft is getting nearer, which suggests you will begin listening to comparisons between a number of the high prospects within the class and present/former NFL gamers. These matches may very well be based mostly on the way in which the prospects play the sport, their bodily measurements, …

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'Nothing ever takes his joy': Why NFL defenders will soon fear potential No. 1 pick Ikem Ekwonu

IKEM EKWONU HAS an uncanny capability to measurement up a person from the other facet of the road of scrimmage and immediately resolve how he’ll whip the man. Maybe it stems from his days as a highschool wrestler, when every bout was a mano-a-mano showdown during which dominance should be established. That is nonetheless Ekwonu’s …

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WNBA mock draft: Fever ready to 'rebuild with young players,' starting with No. 2 pick

7:00 AM ET Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Shut Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, girls’s faculty basketball, and different faculty sports activities for espnW. Voepel started protecting girls’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. With 4 picks within the first spherical, and 7 picks total within the 2022 WNBA draft, the Indiana Fever want …

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