Which schools are off to fast starts in 2017 recruiting?

The Class of 2016 was so last week. Recruiters are on to 2017 classes. Some coaches, the usual suspects like Nick Saban and Urban Meyer, already have some great classes coming together.

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Texas Tech QB signee Jett Duffey and Baylor WR signee Devin Duvernay drew the most praise, but there is talent all across the conference.

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Quarterback will be a major focus as the Pac-12 turns its focus to 2016, with new starters popping up all over a league that has turnover throughout.

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Can these teams recruit better in 2017?

The 2016 class is in the books. After some down signing days, a few teams, notably Miami and Maryland, need to bounce back in a big way with the Class of 2017.

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LSU sits atop Preseason FPI 1.0

The Tigers have the best combination of returning talent and incoming recruits. Find out where your team ranks here.


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David Pollack @davidpollack47

I have spent time coaching with ppl who won't even follow play time rules for 7 yr olds. EVERY kid can benefit from sports. Be fair

David Pollack @davidpollack47

The worst part of youth sports is daddy ball! The kids are supposed to love the game and have fun. You coaches/parents ruin it 4 kids.

Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

30: # of steps from American Pharoah's stable to the breeding shed, where he will breed with 175 mares this year for a total of $35M.

Jim Harbaugh racks up $136K recruiting tab

Through the use of a private jet and with an average of $10,000 per day in expenses, Harbaugh's staff reached the figure over a 12-day period early last year, according to USA Today Sports. Recruiting costs

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Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

This morning, American Pharoah went to the breeding shed for the 1st time in his career. He will be with 175 mares for $200K each in 2016.

Is Nick Saban worth $8 million per season?

Mike & Mike say absolutely yes.