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College Football Open Thread: Pac-12 Recruiting Challenges The SEC


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A College Football Coup Brews in the WestThe Atlantic

The SEC has long been the heavyweight on college football’s recruiting scene, but on this year’s National Signing Day, Pac-12 recruiting began what could be the early stages of a gridiron coup. With Western football gaining strength on the prep level, the Pac-12 is reaping the benefits.

Utah Utes Offensive Coordinator is Dennis EricksonHoyo’s Revenge

Hoyo’s Revenge has been all over this one, well ahead of other outlets, and it looks like Utah will indeed hire well-tenured head coach Dennis Erickson to co-manage the Ute offense. Kyle Whittingham promoted former Sugar Bowl-winning quarterback Brian Johnson to the post last season, making him the youngest OC in college football. The Utes ranked No. 73 in points per game last season.

Erickson brings a bevy of experience that could help Johnson cut his teeth further down the road.

Butch Jones Was Always The Best Answer For The Tennessee VolunteersAll For Tennessee

Butch Jones’ hiring to replace Derek Dooley as Tennessee’s head coach was met with mixed reviews. All For Tennessee takes a look at why Jones is the right man at the right time in Knoxville.

The Five Most Underrated Recruits in Notre Dame’s 2013 Signing ClassSlap The Sign

Brian Kelly inked one of the most impressive recruiting classes on National Signing Day 2013, landing names like Eddie Vanderdoes, Jaylon Smith and Greg Bryant. But under-the-radar recruits like Corey Robinson and Michael Deeb could emerge as the backbone of future Fighting Irish teams as Kelly seeks to return the program to its past glory.

Comparing The Maryland Terrapins 2013 Recruiting Class To The Big TenTerrapin Station

Maryland head coach Randy Edsall will lead his Terrapins into the ACC one last season, but is recruiting for a future in the Big Ten Conference.

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  • carlosatUCLA

    So much truth to that West Coast prep football gaining ground. Saw a nice map from where the top footballers came from and the difference in California from 1950 to now is ridiculous.

    • Kyle Kensing

      The cool thing about California’s football explosion is that it’s spread out well, too. San Diego has great football, LA has great football, Fresno, and so many legit national powerhouses are in CIF Southern Section, it’s ridiculous.

      • carlosatUCLA

        I absolutely love North County San Diego prep football. So many prominent names between Vista, El Camino and Oceanside.