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Kevin Sumlin isn't Interested in your Johnny Football Questions

By David Fox, 1 week 5 hours ago
HOOVER, Ala. — If you have a question for Kevin Sumlin about a quarterback, maybe start with Case Keenum, his record-breaker at Houston. Or Sam Bradford, whom he coached at Oklahoma.Sumlin’s not going to talk about Kyle Allen or Kenny Hill, one of which will make his first career start against South Carolina to start the season.And he doesn’t have time for your stinkin'...

Baylor Football: Game-by-Game Predictions for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 11 hours ago
Baylor is coming off its first outright conference title since 1980. The Bears finished 11-2 last year, which included victories over Oklahoma and Texas, along with a 35-25 win over Kansas State in early October.The expectations at Baylor are on the rise. Under coach Art Briles, the Bears have played in four consecutive bowls, upgraded their recruiting, and there’s a new stadium on the way...

10 Most Important Terrible QB Matchups of 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 week 14 hours ago
Sure, we are all looking forward to Brett Hundley and Marcus Mariota battling it out for a potential playoff spot in mid-October. How about Bryce Petty visiting Trevor Knight for a Big 12 championship? I can’t wait for Braxton Miller’s shot at revenge against Connor Cook in East Lansing. Fans can only hope to get a Mariota-Jameis Winston quarterback matchup in the national...

College Football's Best 7-on-7 Teams for 2014

By David Fox, 1 week 14 hours ago
The middle of summer is upon us, and for many elite high school prospects, that means 7-on-7 competitions.If quarterbacks, receivers and running backs aren’t working on passing skeletons in their spare time, they’re probably at one of the showcases or tournaments.Last week’s 7-on-7 drills at The Opening in Beaverton, Ore., and this week’s National Select 7-on-7...

Oklahoma's Bob Stoops Regains Swagger; Sooners Poised for Playoff Run in 2014

By Athlon Sports, 1 week 1 day ago
Bob Stoops fired surprising shots at the SEC last offseason, calling out the nation’s power conference and causing his sanity to be called into question in most corners of the country. “They’ve had the best team in college football. They haven’t had the whole best conference,” the Oklahoma coach said in May 2013, just months after Alabama had won another...

10 Must-See Quarterback Matchups of 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 week 1 day ago
Ali-Frazier. Manning-Brady. Magic-Bird. Mariota-Hundley? Okay, maybe I’m over doing it a bit. But as far as college football fans are concerned, there will be no bigger quarterback matchup in 2014 than when UCLA’s Brett Hundley and Oregon’s Marcus Mariota battle it out on the same field. College football entered the “super quarterback” era when Michael...

11 Big 12 Stats You Need to Know for 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 week 4 days ago
Here are Athlon Sports' favorite, most important and most interesting Big 12 statistics you need to know about in 2014: 3: Players who declared early for the NFL DraftA record 98 underclassmen declared early for the 2014 NFL Draft — up from the previous high of 73 set in '13. The SEC had 28 early departures and the Pac-12 lost 25 underclassmen to the NFL. The...

College Football's Coach on the Hot Seat Rankings for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
Hot seat talk among any college football fanbase never seems to end. Of course, it’s the offseason, so everyone is discussing preseason expectations and predictions. And with expectations of records and bowl games comes the pressure on head coaches.Every head coach is faced with a different set of obstacles and expectations. For example, Alabama’s Nick Saban is held to a higher...

Reviewing the Most Important College Football News of the Summer

By David Fox, 1 week 5 days ago
College football has made plenty of news this summer, and some of it hasn’t involved attorneys or conference realignment.The summer — officially — has recently begun, but it’s starting to feel like the season is just around the corner. Part of that is because we’re less than 50 days away from the first day of the season. And SEC media days, the unofficial...

Texas Football 2014 Schedule Analysis

By Braden Gall, 1 week 6 days ago
A new era of Texas football is set to begin in a few weeks. Charlie Strong steps into the most powerful athletic department in the nation with immediate pressure to win games. His roster is loaded with elite recruits but there are some serious questions marks under center and along the offensive line. Most believe the coaching staff Strong has assembled is perfectly constructed to...