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The BCS Era's All-American Team

By Braden Gall, 1 week 1 day ago
All-conference and All-American teams are a great indicator as to who are the best players in the nation. Earning first-team honors more than once is a pretty good sign that you were one of the best at your position during your career. The rare three-time All-American selection makes you one of the best college football players of all-time.As the College Football Playoff Era begins in 2014,...

Ranking All 128 College Football Head Coaches for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
Ranking college football coaches is no easy task. Similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure.While it’s difficult to rank coaches, this aspect of college football is arguably the most important to winning a national or conference title. No matter how much talent a program has, winning a national title is difficult if the...

Ranking the Big 12's College Football Coaches for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
Ranking college football coaches is no easy task. Similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure.While it’s difficult to rank coaches, this aspect of college football is arguably the most important to winning a national or conference title. No matter how much talent a program has, winning a national title is difficult if the...

Kansas State Wildcats 2014 Spring Football Preview

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 1 day ago
No one really knows how Bill Snyder does it but he continues to churn out bowl appearances and 1,000-yard rushers the way (some) other teams in the Big 12 only dream about.After a slow start to the 2013 season that included four losses in the first six weeks, Snyder’s bunch turned the year around and won six of their last seven. The surge was capped by a convincing bowl win over Michigan...

The All-Big 12 Team of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 1 day ago
All-conference teams are a great indicator as to who is the best in each league. Earning first-team honors more than once is a pretty good sign that you were one of the best at your position during your career. The rare three-time (or even four-time) all-league selection makes you one of the best college football players of all-time.As the College Football Playoff Era begins in 2014, Athlon...

College Football's Top 15 Wide Receivers on the Rise for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
Spring practice is underway for nearly all 128 college football teams, and the countdown to the 2014 season has officially started. There’s still a long way to go before August and the start of next year, but it’s never too early to start thinking about which players are ready for a big jump in production.Earlier this spring, Athlon Sports examined which quarterbacks and running...

College Football's Coaches on the Hot Seat: 2014 Spring Practice Edition

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 days ago
The start of spring practice for all 128 college football teams is a chance to start fresh and forget the bad results that came along with 2013.For a handful of coaches, spring practice is also the first opportunity to turn around a program and save their job for 2015.Florida’s Will Muschamp sports a 22-16 record after three years with the Gators, but last season’s 4-8 record isn...

Texas Longhorns 2014 Spring Football Preview

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 5 days ago
A new era has begun in Austin.Like other coaching changes at Michigan, Tennessee and Florida State, Charlie Strong takes over a powerful but dormant blue-blood program. The Longhorns boast the most powerful athletic department in college athletics but it hasn't translated into wins, as the program grew stale under Mack Brown.Strong brings a new staff with a renewed focus and energy on...

The Big 12's Top 25 Players of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 4 weeks 1 day ago
Other than the SEC, the Big 12 is the only league in the nation that brags two different national champions during the BCS Era.Texas and Oklahoma dominate this league unlike two teams in any other league in the nation. Fifteen of the top 25 players hail from either Austin or Norman. But the rise of other programs like Oklahoma State, Baylor, Texas Tech and Kansas State during the last 16 years...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 College Football Podcast: Big 12 Rankings Preview

By David Fox, 1 month 6 days ago
Preparations for the 2014 Athlon Sports preview magazines have started, and this season, we’re taking you inside the debates that shape our rankings.The first in a series that will cover every major conference covers the Big 12. Athlon Sports writers and editors Braden Gall, David Fox and Steven Lassan cover every team in the Big 12 and what we’re watching in the league.Oklahoma and...