MIAMI FLORIDA CFB
In the Miami vs Florida CFB opening match-up on ESPN, we seen how crucial special teams are in close games in College Football Today. It was also a very sad night in the world of American football, as Andrew Luck announced his retirement from the National Football League. As Kirk Herbstreit stated, discipline was needed on both sides of the football and both of these teams need to minimize their mistakes moving forward in the 2019 college football season. Florida was able to dominate up front and get to Jarren Williams, which inevitably was one of the major factors that won the Gators their opening contest. The Florida Gators were able to get to Williams for ten sacks on the night and escape two pass interference calls late in the fourth quarter, which almost brought the Canes back in this epic week 0 college football game.
WEEK 0 FCS FOOTBALL
In week 0 FCS football games, Samford was upended by Youngstown State and had a very poor offensive performance overall. Our 25th ranked Villanova football team however, was able to topple 13th ranked Colgate (FCS Stats Poll) in very dominating fashion. We did not have Colgate football ranked in our top 25 at College Football Today, but this very impressive win was able to move them up four spots, after they received an alarming amount of fan votes. Youngstown State was also very impressive and moved into 25th in our College Football Today FCS Top 25 poll. Check out our FCS Top 25 rankings by clicking the image below.
ARIZONA VS HAWAII
Arizona vs Hawaii is currently on CBS sports network and even though Hawaii has turned the football over a total of six times, they still are leading 35-28. Cole McDonald is putting up epic numbers and Cedric Byrd is back to his devious ways as a slot receiver for the Warriors. He currently has 12 receptions for 190 yards, which tops his week 0 performance last season against Colorado State. More to come after the conclusion of this epic Mountain West vs PAC-12 showdown.
Coach Rolovich pulled super star QB Cole McDonald, after all of the turnovers and Chevan Cordeiro comes in to throw a beautiful touchdown pass to Biletnikoff watch list member Cedric Byrd! After some more brilliant passes from Khalil Tate, Arizona lines up for a 38 yard field goal and has three penalties in a row. Arizona Wildcats kicker Lucas Havirsik is able to nail a 53 yard field goal, which puts Arizona within 7 points of tying the Hawaii Warriors. After a great stop by the Arizona Wildcats, Khalil Tate takes over with 52 seconds in the football game, down by 7. Khalil Tate and the Arizona offense got the ball all the way down the field on some beautiful throws. He takes off from the 30 yard line and is tackled on the one yard line! Hawaii wins 45-38 in the best game ever in the opening week on college football today.
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FB RECRUIT RANKINGS
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FLORIDA VS MIAMI
The Florida vs Miami week 0 match-up is quite intriguing to us at College Football Today, as both teams look to solidify themselves for the 2019 season. I believe Coach Manny Diaz has done a wonderful job at surrounding himself with the best assistant coaches in the world of College Football Today, but is that enough to overcome the almighty Florida Gators? The Gators have been building a wrecking machine, as far as what they were able to accomplish last season in not only SEC play, but also the severe beat-down against BIG TEN opponent Michigan. They were able to beat the Wolverines by a score of 41-15 in the peach bowl and Feleipe Franks has emerged as one of the best quarterbacks in the southeastern football conference. You can learn more about this epic in-state rilvary by watching the Scout Trout YouTube video below.
Florida football has one of the best teams in all of College Football Today and boasted some significant improvements as the 2018 season went on. The loss to Kentucky in week two really put them behind the eight ball in respects of being an actual contender for the college football playoff, but they were able to beat the almighty LSU Tigers and then ran the table, except for the loss to Georgia. I believe the Gators are the superior team in this SEC vs ACC match-up, if Feleipe Franks can deliver like he did last season. According to Coach McMullen, Franks has improved drastically this off-season, which is quite remarkable after throwing only 6 interceptions in his sophomore campaign, combined with 24 touchdowns. He combines his dual-threat capabilities in a unique way and should have a breakout season in 2019.
Miami football named Jarren Williams their starting quarterback over highly touted QB Tate Martell and for very good reason, as Williams is arguably one of the best QB's to come our of the talent rich state of Georgia. He simply outworked Martell in every facet needed to excel as the Hurricanes starting QB and was named the starting QB for the 2019 college football season. When watching tape on Williams, he is one of the best athletes at the QB position and excelled at Central Gwinnett high school in the very talent rich state of Georgia.
MIAMI FOOTBALL COACHES
Manny Diaz has hired some big time Miami football coaches heading into the 2019 season. He left the job at Temple to go back home to where his father was the mayor of Miami and brought on two of the best coaches in College Football Today to assist him in his journey. Coach Diaz was able to acquire Todd Stroud, who was a game changer at the University of Akron and is now associate head coach at the U. He also was able to coax Dan Enos over from the University of Alabama, as his offensive coordinator and has a very well-rounded staff heading in the 2019 college football season. Coach Diaz has been the defensive coordinator for the Hurricanes the since 2016 and boasts a quite impressive resume. The fact that he is a big part of the Miami community and culture, should play an integral part in the Miami Hurricanes overall success moving forward.
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CFB PREVIEW 2019
In our first CFB preview for the 2019 season, we have this Saturday's FCS contest between the Samford Bulldogs and the Youngstown State Penguins. Scout Trout also did a preview on the Villanova vs Colgate match-up on Scout Trout Elite Youtube, on behalf of College Football Today. Watch our 2019 FCS preview of this Saturday's FCS football match-ups below.
Kickoff - 3PM @ The Crampton Bowl (Montgomery,Alabama)
SAMFORD VS YSU
Samford vs YSU 2019 preview at College Football Today had us pondering what life will be like without super stars Devlin Hodges and Kelvin McKnight. Devlin Hodges is proving daily with the Pittsburgh Steelers on why he was our FCS Football Player of The Year and Kelvin Mcknight is exhibiting his electrifying abilities on the gridiron with the Denver Broncos. This leaves us to question where the offensive production will come from for Samford, but we do know they were able to snag one of the top running backs in the state of Florida in the class of 2019. They bring back an outstanding stable of running backs and will look to start the FCS football season off with a win over the Youngstown State penguins football team.
Samford football is known to do an extremely good job in their scouting department and after a 6-5 season, where they almost toppled the Florida State Seminoles, anything is possible. On the contrary, Bo Pelini is an outstanding football coach in his own right and will look to improve on one of the worst seasons in Youngstown State football history. The YSU penguins finished their 2018 campaign going 4-7 and were not the usual juggernaut we have seen in the past in the talent rich football state of Ohio. Read about College Football Today's top running back recruit out of Crestview high school in Florida, who now is suiting up with the Samford Bulldogs, as a true freshmen in 2019 by clicking the picture below.
YSU football features another Scout Trout alumni in wide receiver Vinny Fiorenza, who attending his Ohio football camp back in the 2017. Vinny is big time athlete and can make plays all over the field as a converted QB to wide receiver. I am not sure where he is at on the depth chart, but after a miserable 4-7 season, YSU football could be looking for Vinny to step up in his sophomore season a Youngstown State university. Bo Pelini is now only 6 wins shy of 100 career college football victories and this could be the season he achieves this college football coaching milestone, as the leader of YSU football.
Class of 2018 Vinny Fiorenza Ohio Camp Highlight's.
FCS FOOTBALL RANKINGS 2019
FCS football rankings for the 2019 season can be found by clicking the picture below at College Football Today. We have Samford at number 21 and Villanova at number 25, who will be facing off against Colgate in the first match-up of the college football season. Kickoff is slated for Saturday at 11:00AM in week zero of the 2019 college football season. Villanova was able to upset Temple last season in their opening game of the 2018 college football season and look to build off of a outstanding 2018 season. Colgate got lucky in not having to face the Furman Paladins early in the season, but had a great year in their own right in finishing 10-2, only to be pummeled by powerhouse FCS program North Dakota State to end their epic run.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL RANKINGS
Our college football rankings at College Football Today have been updated at the FBS, FCS, D2 & NAIA football levels. Below, you will find each level's top 25 rankings, along with players we believe are under the radar this season at College Football Today and could have significant impacts for their respective teams.
FBS FOOTBALL RANKINGS
Our FBS football rankings at College Football Today can be found by clicking the image below.
FBS PLAYERS TO WATCH
East Carolina Running Back - (JR)6'0,234LB Darius Pinnix Jr
Significantly elevated standing as the Pirates’ top rusher and possible conference honors candidate following a noteworthy spring performance … Made an immediate impression on ECU’s new offensive coaching staff to earn a No. 1 standing at the running back position on the preseason depth chart … Offers ample strength, toughness, agility, lateral movement and a low center of gravity that enhances third down production … Also rates as one of the program’s top pass-catchers out of the backfield … In all, has played in 22 career games and picked up 451 ground yards and five touchdowns on 130 carries (3.5 ypr) … Has a total of 21 receptions for 217 yards (10.3 ypr) … Led all rushers with 59 yards – which included a five-yard TD run - on 18 attempts during the first spring scrimmage (March 30) … Had five carries (three yards) in the second contest on April 6 before racking up 31 yards and a score (7-yarder) on five attempts during the Purple-Gold Game on April 13 … Also had a pair of catches for two yards during the spring finale. via ECUPirates.com
Colorado D-LINEMEN (FR) LLOYD MURRAY JR
Colorado freshmen defensive linemen Lloyd Murray is listed at number two on the depth chart and could see significant time at every position on the defensive line. He was our 2019 top rated defensive tackle at College Football Today in the first year of our football recruit rankings.
Nebraska APB (FR) Wandale Robinson
Nebraska true freshmen Wandale Robinson will be looked upon in the kick return game and possibly elsewhere, as he has been having an outstanding camp with the Huskers.
FCS FOOTBALL RANKINGS
FCS football rankings for the 2019 preseason at College Football Today can be found by clicking the picture below.
FCS PLAYERS TO WATCH
Arkansas Pine-Bluff QB Shannon Patrick - Threw for 4,506 yards and 43 touchdowns in one season in junior college.
Completed 27 of 36 passes for 678 yards with six touchdowns and no interceptions…broke finger on passing hand in second game and missed remainder of season.
Kicker (SO) Michael Benson - RMU Colonials
Michael Benson impressed me at the 2018 Scout Trout All-American bowl and had a great freshmen season at Robert Morris.
DII FOOTBALL RANKINGS
DII football rankings can be found by clicking the button below at College Football Today.
D2 FOOTBALL PLAYERS TO WATCH WILL BE IN OUR NEXT ARTICLE AT COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY!
NAIA FOOTBALL RANKINGS
NAIA football rankings at College Football Today can be found by clicking the button below.
NAIA FOOTBALL PLAYERS TO WATCH WILL BE IN OUR D2/NAIA PLAYERS TO WATCH TOMORROW!
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AP TOP 25 FOOTBALL
The AP top 25 has been released for this years college football preseason and we will be comparing both polls below, once again at College Football Today. Our CFB Today 25 below has new previews for 2019 or coverage we attained at spring practices and/or the 2018 season.
CFB TOP 25 2019
The CFB top 25 for 2019 will have several major polls this year, which can make things quite confusing for the average college football fan on where their team is actually ranked. The USA Today coaches poll can be found by clicking HERE, as we begin to break down the differences in each CFB top 25 for the 2019 college football season. I believe many mistakes will be made and new teams will arrive early in the 2019 CFB season, that I am willing to predict should have great seasons in the world of College Football Today.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL TOP 25
The college football top 25 will change week by week and I am not surprised that the AP put Nebraska in the top 25, as predicted. Maybe we did have them too high, but the statement has been made and the Huskers are once again a top 25 team for the first time since 2014. Our BIG Ten predictions have Michigan and Penn State over Ohio State, as it could be a down year for the Buckeyes with the departure of one of the winning-est coaches of All-Time in Urban Meyer. They also lost Dwayne Haskins and many other players that played a significant role in their Rose Bowl big. I was actually one of Ohio States advocates to make the College Football Playoff, but you just couldn't deny a undefeated Notre Dame football team.
CFB RANKINGS 2019
Our CFB rankings in 2019 feature Tennessee and South Carolina at numbers 18 & 19 respectively, as they play some extremely tough schedules. I believe that the committees are looking at these games as losses to Florida, Georgia and Alabama for the Vols, but they did beat Auburn last year and a very good Kentucky team. They did not finish the season well with brutal losses to Missouri and Vanderbilt, but I think Jeremy Pruitt will be successful in his second season as the head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers. The gamecocks have the same type of daunting schedule and will face Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Texas A&M and Clemson! All of those teams are ranked highly in the top 25, so if they can pull off a few upsets. We will see the gamecocks break into the top 25 somewhere in the 2019 college football season.
AP TOP 25 2019
The AP top 25 in 2019 did not feature five teams on our College Football Today top 25 and I believe Pittsburgh, as well as Florida State are destined for very good seasons in 2019. We have to remember that Pitt lost to Notre Dame by merely 5 points last season and beat a very talented Syracuse team. They did not have a great start to the season, but with Mark Whipple coming on board from UMASS, as they new offensive coordinator, they should be able to put more points on the board. They had a great three game stretch where they were able to defeat Duke, Virginia and Virginia Tech, as well as secure a spot in the ACC championship game. They lost their bowl game by one point to a very talented Stanford team and have "unfinished business" heading into the 2019 college football season.
CFB TOP 25 2019
Our CFB top 25 in 2019 features Florida State and honestly, I believe Coach Willie Taggart will have the Seminoles firing on all cylinders this season. They get a tough Boise State team at home to open up the season and it will be fun to see where this very talented football is at in week one. In my opinion, the Noles could easily be an 5-0 team heading into Clemson on October 12th looking for a big upset to propel them back into national prominence. They have had very solid recruiting classes and I am a big believer in Akeem Dent in the defensive backfield. If James Blackmon can bounce back from a bad season and solidify himself as the starting QB early this season, Florida State could see a reemergence. Florida State did not take the Devlin Hodges experience well, but neither is defenses in the National Football League. They survived the scare that Samford football put on them early in the season, but it wasn't enough to overcome the rest of the ACC in 2018. We will have more all week on the college football top 25, as well as top football recruit news at Scout Trout Elite!
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