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10 Position Groups Under Pressure in the Big 12 for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
The terms “on the hot seat” or “under pressure” usually apply to quarterbacks and head coaches. After all, there’s an enormous amount of pressure on quarterbacks and coaches for any college football team. And needless to say, it’s difficult to challenge for a conference championship or national title if the quarterback play is an issue all year or if...

College Football's Top Transfers to Watch in 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days ago
Transfers are a huge part of any college football season. Whether it’s a graduate transfer eligible right away or a player that sat out the previous year due to NCAA rules, impact players are available in the transfer ranks every year. Quarterbacks are always under the microscope in the transfer ranks, and there’s no shortage of intriguing moves for 2015. Everett Golson left...

10 Big 12 Stats You Need to Know for 2015

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Here are the most important and interesting stats you need to know about the Big 12 in 2015: 4: Top 15 finishes between 1961-2010 for BaylorBetween 1961 and 2010, the Baylor Bears finished ranked in the top 15 of the AP poll just four times. The No. 9 postseason ranking in 1951 had been the best finish in school history until last year. Over the last four seasons, the Bears have...

College Football's Top 20 Running Back Tandems for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 days ago
Having two running backs is almost essential for every college football team. While some teams have workhorse options that can handle 275 or 300 carries, most programs want to have at least two (and sometimes three) running backs to split up the workload. The thought process is pretty simple: Take the workload off one player and spread it around to keep everyone fresh. Arkansas has mastered...

Big 12 College Football Teams as Rock and Roll Bands

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 3 days ago
Music, like sports, sparks debate, creates discussion and can even lead to heated disagreements. But both are unquestionably a huge part of American culture. So Athlon Sports has decided to combine two of our favorite things — rock and roll with college football. What if our favorite football programs were rock and roll bands? Every Power 5 team will be represented, so if...

15 World Cities That Need to Host a College Football Game

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Baylor’s non-conference scheduling has been criticized frequently over the last few years. But the Bears are doing their best to upgrade the schedule and are on talks to appear in Australia (Sydney or Melbourne) against a Pac-12 opponent to open the 2016 season. So that news got us thinking. What overseas cities need to have a college football game for an opener? Here are a...

College Football's Impact Quarterback Transfers for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Finding a dependable and productive starting quarterback is a huge challenge for all 128 college football coaches each season. While recruiting and developing a player is the easiest and preferred route, sometimes that plan doesn’t work. Transfers are a huge part of any offseason and can help the coaching staff bridge the gap to the next prospect or fill a void after a player didn...

College Football's Top Coordinators on the Rise for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
College football coordinators have a huge impact on their team in any season. And it’s no secret that hiring good coordinators and retaining them is critical to the long-term success of any head coach. Changing coordinators or a promotion of an assistant into the play-calling role can also provide a boost for any team or provide a fix for a struggling unit. Every year there’s a...

A Letter from Bill Snyder is the Best Award in College Football

By David Fox, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Cody Kirby engineered a 99-yard touchdown drive in the fourth quarter of a game against Kansas State five years ago that might not be memorable to most. Kirby was the senior quarterback of Missouri State in a game his team lost by 24 points. The game, in the grand scheme of things, was forgettable. From there, Kirby finished his career at Missouri State, played football in Canada and in the...

Big 12 Football 2015 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
Baylor and TCU ended 2014 at the top of the Big 12 standings, and the Horned Frogs and Bears begin 2015 as the favorites to win the league crown once again. Both teams are loaded with returning talent on both sides of the ball, as Baylor and TCU each place over 10 selections on Athlon’s 2015 All-Big 12 team.  Athlon Sports released its full predictions for the Big 12 last week....