NCAA Football

Miami Football Recruiting: 7 Commits and Top Targets to Watch at the Opening

The 2014 edition of Nike's The Opening will take place July 7-10 in Beaverton, Oregon at the mega-brand's top-notch facility, and more than a handful of potential Miami Hurricanes will be present.

Highlighted by a pair of commits, the 'Canes are recruiting at least 10 prospects who were invited to The Opening, and eight players are top targets.

Last year at the camp, Chad Thomas began his ascent to claiming the prestigious fifth star, and many athletes will be looking to match the defensive end's successes.

Each slide focuses on a player's commitment status, analysis of his preceding camp and how he received an invite to The Opening.

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Power Ranking College Football Conferences by Coaching Stability

The debate over which conference is better than another in college football is one that has existed for years and no doubt will rage on forever. And there are many ways to compare the apples of one to the oranges of the other in an effort to arbitrarily determine superiority.

Overall team performance? Check. National champions? Way ahead of you. Player quality? Sure. Size of stadiums and lavishness of football facilities? Yup, that too.

Comparing leagues by their coaches is also a common approach to the "my conference is better than yours" battle, but it's usually done by looking at what each coach has accomplished. We've decided to take a different angle and tackle this dispute through a different statistic: stability.

Coaching turnover at the FBS level remains at a critically high level, with hirings, firings and bolting from one program to another more prevalent than ever before. That coach was great at one place, but how will he be at the next? And how long can he be expected to stick around?

Of the 128 schools set to play in FBS this fall, 48 of them have coaches in either their first or second year on the job. Two more (Louisville's Bobby Petrino and Mark Whipple of Massachusetts) are making their return to those programs after previously coaching there.

With almost constant newness, determining which conference is tops in terms of its coaches is a tough task to tackle. But we're nothing if not up for the challenge, so check out our power ranking of all 10 FBS conferences based on coaching stability.

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Georgia Football: Projecting Who Will Win the Bulldogs' Open Starting Positions

Preseason practice for the Georgia Bulldogs is less than two months away, and there will be some interesting storylines that will develop as soon as they hit the field.

However, the top storyline will have to be the starting positions that will be open when players report to campus.

On offense, there are only a couple of starting spots that have yet to be determined because the majority of starters from last season make their return for the 2014 year.

The defense has 10 returning starters coming back, but defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt has made every position on the unit wide open.

So the defense that was on the field last year will look a lot different this year. Here’s a projected look at who will win the Bulldogs’ open starting positions.

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