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Texas Football 2014 Schedule Analysis

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 4 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...

Charlie Strong: The Right Hire at a Critical Time for Texas?

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Player after player rotated through Charlie Strong’s office at 15-minute intervals. It was mid-January, and the dead period for recruiting was about to end. Strong was about to leave Austin to crisscross the state and try to salvage Texas’ 2014 recruiting class, some of whom he’d never met — with three weeks left until Signing Day. But before he left, he wanted to...

College Football's Top Coordinator Hires for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Coaching changes are a big part of any college football offseason, and several big names switched addresses. And whether it was coaching moves in the SEC or the Sun Belt, this offseason wasn’t short on impact additions or subtractions among teams. Several of these coordinator hires could help a team win a couple of extra games in 2014. Utah and Rutgers were two of the biggest...

College Football's Best Coaches Under 40 For 2014

By David Fox, 2 weeks 6 days ago
As Steve Sarkisian packed up his boxes in Seattle to take the USC job, the former Washington coach closed the door on another part of his life — his 30s.Sarkisian attained one of the best positions in college football before his 40th birthday, but just barely. Sarkisian turned 40 three months after taking the USC job, taking him off our annual list of college football coaches under...

College Football Bowl Projections for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 1 hour ago
 College football’s postseason format has changed significantly last year, with 2014 the first season of a four-team playoff.As a result of the new playoff format, the changes in the postseason extended to the bowl games.Whether it was a change in date or conference affiliation, nearly every bowl game was impacted by the new format.While there will be an adjustment period on...

The Best Stadiums in College Football (Experts Poll)

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 1 hour ago
It’s a cliché for a reason and it’s survived more than 2,000 years for a reason. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” — which some say first originated in 3rd century B.C. — applies to most subjective arguments hundreds of years later. Especially, when it comes to ranking things in the college football world. Ranking past teams,...

Oklahoma Lands Impact Transfer in WR Dorial Green-Beckham

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 3 days ago
Former Missouri receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has officially landed at Oklahoma. Green-Beckham was dismissed at Missouri after an off-the-field incident in April and will have to sit out the 2014 season as a result of NCAA transfer rules.Green-Beckham was regarded as one of the top receivers in the nation in 2013, catching 59 passes for 883 yards and 12 scores. As a junior entering 2014, Green-...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 College Football Podcast: Coaching Extravaganza

By David Fox, 3 weeks 3 days ago
  After last week's league-by-league look at quarterbacks, the Athlon Sports Cover 2 Team did the same examination of coaches through each of the five major conferences. We picked coaches on the hot seat for the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC and pinpointed the assistants you need to watch and the impact coordinators in each league. Questions, comments or concerns? Email...

Oklahoma Unveils New Alternate Uniforms

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days ago
Oklahoma’s uniforms and helmets haven’t changed much in recent years, but that’s about to change. Somewhat.On Tuesday, the Sooners unveiled new alternate uniforms, which are a slightly different look at the usual appearance for the program.The alternate uniforms feature two different helmets (red and white), along with small tweaks to the jersey and pants. Oklahoma’s...

Ranking the Big 12's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2014

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 5 days ago
The importance of scheduling in college football cannot be overstated. Sure, coaching, rosters and even a little bit of luck play bigger roles in determining championships in the NCAA ranks. But scheduling in college football plays as big a role as any of those other factors. Non-conference play varies greatly from team to team. So, too, do home and road slates — especially for the...