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Clemson plays like a defending champion

Clemson plays like a defending champion

Much of the college football universe on Saturday was focused on a place called Papa John’s Stadium in a southern city better known for horse racing. Defending national champion Clemson‘s first road test was holding off Louisville, a challenger to the Tigers in the...

Why college teams turn to young QBs

Why college teams turn to young QBs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Anyone who’s grown up on football believes quarterback is the most difficult position to play in the most complicated team game. Hall of Fame coaches have maintained over the years that it takes time for QBs to mature.So explain how three of the last...

Why young QBs are defying Heisman odds

Why young QBs are defying Heisman odds

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Anyone who’s grown up on football believes quarterback is the most difficult position to play in the most complicated team game. Hall of Fame coaches have maintained over the years that it takes time for QBs to mature.So explain how three of the last...

Lamar Jackson changes look but not style

Lamar Jackson changes look but not style

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — He dressed in a conservative black business suit rather than the stylish light grey outfit he wore to the 2016 ACC Kickoff. His hair was cut close to the scalp compared to his former high-hair fluffy flair.And Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson’s new...

Lamar Jackson and more return for Cardinals

Lamar Jackson and more return for Cardinals

Here are two quotes from Louisville’s first day of spring football on March 21 that should raise the hackles on the back of every ACC defensive coordinator. They’re both from Cardinal head coach Bobby Petrino.On Heisman Trophy quarterback Lamar Jackson entering his junior year:...

Quarterbacks led ACC past SEC last season

Quarterbacks led ACC past SEC last season

To understand how the ACC overtook the SEC in football supremacy in 2016, start with the quarterbacks.For the much of the past season, mock NFL drafts have ranked Mitch Trubisky as the top quarterback prospect. Yet the North Carolina junior was only the ACC’s third-team...

ACC overtakes SEC in college football

ACC overtakes SEC in college football

In football’s quest to become a year-round sport, it’s never too early to look ahead to the 2017 season.The national title Clemson claimed Monday night was the ACC’s second in four years, and the league has been represented in the College Football Playoff all three years. The...

Shortsighted Heisman failed to promote future

Shortsighted Heisman failed to promote future

Dear Heisman Trophy trustees:You blew it. Again.Do you realize the challenge football faces these days with declining numbers at youth levels due to parents concerned about the safety of the game? ... Click here for the rest of my FanRagSports.com story

Door opened to Heisman for Watson

Door opened to Heisman for Watson

A couple of weeks ago Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson seemed to have the Heisman Trophy wrapped up. The Downtown Athletic Club was ready to send out the engraving order for the stiff arm trophy.But Louisville and Jackson have stumbled two weeks in a row. The Cardinals lost...

Duke players favor Jackson for Heisman Trophy

Duke players favor Jackson for Heisman Trophy

For just about any quarterback, 325 total yards with one touchdown rushing and one passing in a 24-14 victory is a highlight game. For Louisville’s Lamar Jackson, though, those total yards, touchdowns and team points were his season lows.Duke was the team that somewhat controlled...