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Big 12 2014 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

Athlon hands out its awards from the 2014 season.
Big 12 2014 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

Certainly, Big 12 fans feel jilted by the inaugural College Football Playoff Committee.

 

Both TCU and Baylor were worthy candidates for the national championship tournament. But being left out of the bracket and the subsequent finger pointing has taken away from what was a remarkable season in the Big 12.

 

The 2014 season was one filled with remarkable comebacks, record-setting performances, historic storylines and a lot of purple.

 

Expert Poll: Final 2014 Heisman Trophy Voting

The dust has settled and our panel predicts who will win the Heisman.
Expert Poll: Final 2014 Heisman Trophy Voting

Athlon Sports formed a Heisman Trophy committee that voted every week. Now that the season is over, who are they predicting wins the Heisman Trophy?

 

Each voter ranks their top five candidates, with each first-place vote getting five points and each last-place vote getting one point.

 

The Panel:

 

No, College Football Doesn't Need an 8-Team Playoff

TCU got left out but that doesn't mean the system is broken.
No, College Football Doesn't Need an 8-Team Playoff

TCU and Baylor were deserving and they got left out of the College Football Playoff. That doesn’t mean the system is broken.

 

Playoff Snub Sends Clear Signal to Big 12: Use Your Games Wisely

No need for expansion yet, but Baylor must make an effort
Playoff Snub Sends Clear Signal to Big 12: Use Your Games Wisely

Art Briles is one of the nation’s brightest football coaches. He’s done more with less at Baylor because of smarts and hard work.

He’s changed Baylor from a Big 12 afterthought into a two-time league champ because of astute recruiting and player development and an innovative offensive system.

That’s why Baylor missing out on the College Football Playoff can be so frustrating.

Baylor the overachiever, so adept at maximizing its potential, misused some of its most valuable resources.

Ranking All 39 College Football Bowls for 2014: From Must-See to Must-Miss

Athlon ranks the bowl games from No. 1-39.
Ranking All 39 College Football Bowls for 2014: From Must-See to Must-Miss

College football’s regular season is over and the postseason and playoff matchups are set. The bowl season kicks off in New Orleans on Dec. 20 and concludes with the national championship in Arlington, Texas. 39 bowl games are slated for this year's schedule, and the slate will increase to 40 in 2015.

 

Has TCU Done Enough to Clinch Playoff Bid?

Horned Frogs rout Iowa State, now keeps close eye on Baylor
Has TCU Done Enough to Clinch Playoff Bid?

With a 55-3 win over Iowa State, TCU didn’t give the College Football Playoff selection committee any reason to drop the Horned Frogs out of the top four.

Now, the Horned Frogs will wait to find out of that’s enough.

TCU entered the week ranked No. 3 in the selection committee rankings. In theory, a rout of Iowa State, a team that finished winless in conference play, should keep TCU in a playoff scenario.

Yet TCU knows it won’t have the last word.

Betting Against the Spread: College Football Championship Weekend Picks

Each week, Braden Gall offers his top picks of the week.
Betting Against the Spread: College Football Championship Weekend Picks 2014

It's the final weekend of the regular season and I'm not going to lie to you. I don't feel good about it. 

 

I pick all of the championship games every season against the spread and will do the same again. (But am only going to count it towards my record if I do well.)

 

Listed below is every championship game prediction and the big one in the Big 12 as well. Enjoy!

 

Ranking the Jobs in the 2014-15 College Football Coaching Carousel

Florida should have its pick of coaches in 2014-15
Ranking the Jobs in the 2014-15 College Football Coaching Carousel

Change is a constant in college football, particularly in the coaching profession.

In decades past, a coach could ascend to the top jobs — and some of the mid-level posts — in the sport and stay year after year. Think of Bear Bryant, Vince Dooley, Bo Schembechler or Hayden Fry.

Those days are more or less over. In the last four seasons alone, Texas, USC, Oregon, Auburn and Tennessee have hired new coaches. Penn State has hired two. Florida is on its second coaching search in the last five seasons.

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