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Podcast: Official 2016 Pac-12 Football Preview

Can the Ducks return to the top of the Pac-12?
Podcast: Official 2016 Pac-12 Football Preview

The Pac-12 conference goes under the microscope as hosts Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox wrap up their Power 5 conference previews.

 

- Why are there no Pac-12 teams ranked in Athlon Sports' top 10? Does this mean that the league could get left out of the Playoff again in 2016? It may have everything to do with scheduling. No other league plays as many top 50 teams as the Pac-12.

 

- Why is Washington the pick? How good could this team?

 

Big 12's Best Quarterback Matchups of 2016

Here are the 10 best QB matchups in the Big 12 for 2016.
Big 12's Best Quarterback Matchups of 2016

The quarterback is easily the most important on-field position for any college football team. Signal-callers can truly make their teammates better and enhance their play on the field. While quarterback - especially proven ones - are valuable, this position is not easy to evaluate and the overall performance can depend on some of the help from the supporting cast. These pocket passers and dual-threats are some of the best in the nation and these clashes should make it an enjoyable season in the Big 12. Here are the top 10 quarterback matchups involving Big 12 teams for 2016:

Top 25 College Football Head Coaches on the Rise for 2016

Who are college football's rising stars in the head coaching ranks?
College Football's Top 25 Head Coaches on the Rise for 2016

Whether it’s a player, team or coach, the next big thing is always on the minds of fans for all 128 college football programs. Regardless of the job or program, coaches are always under the microscope and under to pressure to win – and win immediately. With the heavy scrutiny and pressure to win right away, it’s no surprise college football’s coaching carousel never stops.

Big 12 Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2016

Coaches dish on all 10 Big 12 teams.
Big 12 Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2016

It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used during the year.

 

Podcast: Official 2016 Big Ten Football Preview

Is Tommy Armstrong the wild card in the Big Ten this fall?
Podcast: Official 2016 Big Ten Football Preview

Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox are back previewing the Power 5. Today, we dive deep into Big Ten country.

 

- First, the nine-game conference schedule? What are the advantages and disadvantages and do we like it? Who is it good for? Who does it hurt?

 

- The Big Ten West's repuation is on the line this fall. Right?

 

- Wisconsin has a lot of unknowns and one of the toughest schedules in the nation. Are the Badgers and Northwestern the pride of the B1G middle class or can they compete in the division?

Big 12 2016 Preseason Quarterback Rankings

Ranking the Big 12 QBs before fall practice.
Big 12 2016 Preseason Quarterback Rankings

Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield and Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes headline a solid group of quarterbacks returning in the Big 12 for 2016. Mayfield is one of the leading Heisman contenders and should pick up where he left off in 2015 after a standout debut in Norman.

Top 25 College Football Non-Conference Games of 2016

Stanford's visit to Notre Dame is just one of many intriguing non-conference matchups this fall
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Top 25 College Football Non-Conference Games of 2016

When the College Football Playoff was first announced, many believed that the use of a committee would help foster a host of high profile non-conference matchups in the sport. If you buy into that line of thinking, consider the 2016 college football season the fruit of that labor.

 

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