The consensus is that Texas is a year away and in need of a good signal caller. But, as LaRue Cook investigates in ESPN The Magazine, Mack Brown is closer than he thinks with a stellar defense built like an SEC team.
As the NFL combine continues in Indianapolis, LaRue Cook of ESPN The Magazine looks at the programs that have produced the most NFL-caliber talent from the past two seasons to see which teams have done it with elite recruits, and which haven't.
In a preview article for Insider's Summer Stock series, LaRue Cook writes that the Clemson Tigers actually performed better last season than their record showed, and some changes could have them among the nation's elite in 2011.
In a preview article for Insider's Summer Stock series, LaRue Cook writes that the LSU Tigers are set up well to make a run at the SEC and BCS titles. A lot will depend on the team's QB play, but there are positive signs there as well.
In a preview article for Insider's Summer Stock series, LaRue Cook writes that the Alabama Crimson Tide are poised to return to their dominant stature of 2009, behind a defense that could reach an elite level.