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Is Charlie Strong Enough For Texas?

By Lloyd H. Spence Jr., 1 year 4 months ago
The hardest thing to do in this world is change. Change bad habits. Change jobs. Change locations. Change from one strategy to another. The hardest part about change is convincing everyone to do it, when NO ONE believes it is necessary or that it will even work. The theme of change is the challenge that Texas Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong is facing, as he convinces a football-crazy...

Baylor 2015 Fall Camp Preview and Key Position Battles to Watch

By Jeremy Simon, 1 year 4 months ago
Expectations have possibly never been higher in Waco. Baylor returns 18 starters from a team that finished the 2014 season 11-1 and was arguably the most deserving team left out of the inaugural College Football Playoff. Head coach Art Briles has been very outspoken about why he feels the Bears have yet to receive the respect they deserve. But there may be no excuses this season as many...

Ranking the Big 12's Top Heisman Candidates for 2015

By Kevin McGuire, 1 year 4 months ago
The last time a Big 12 player won the Heisman Trophy, Texas A&M and Missouri were conference members. It has only been four years since Robert Griffin III of Baylor was named the Heisman Trophy, but so much has happened since then that it feels a bit longer. Could the brief drought be brought to an end this season? It sure could with TCU’s Trevone Boykin among the national favorites (...

Art Briles Channels Drake on Twitter

By Jasmine Watkins, 1 year 4 months ago
Art Briles and Drake... basically the same person. The Baylor coach mentioned Drake on Twitter after the rapper dropped the now-infamous diss track toward Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill titled, "Back To Back." Briles went on to say that Drake isn't the only one to go back to back because the Bears have won back to back Big 12 titles. Guess @Drake ain't the only one to...

College Football's Top Coordinator Hires for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
Coordinator changes in college football can have an immediate impact on either side of the ball. Every year, it seems a handful of teams show significant improvement in the win column or on the stat sheet as a result of a coordinator change. Last season, TCU’s offense improved to one of the best in the nation after the hire of Doug Meacham as the team’s play-caller. Which...

Dana Holgorsen and Pat Narduzzi Trade Jabs Over Scheduling of Backyard Brawl

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
Rivalry games are a huge part of college football, but recent conference realignment has changed the outlook for some of these annual matchups. Missouri-Kansas and Texas-Texas A&M aren’t scheduled to play anytime soon, and Pittsburgh-West Virginia – known as the Backyard Brawl – is also in hiatus. The Backyard Brawl is among the best rivalries in college football, but...

Bottom-Line Sensibility for AD Steve Patterson Causing Problems at Texas

By Ryan Wright, 1 year 4 months ago
If you are the athletic director of a sports program that raked in over $161 million in 2014 and is part of a university that receives $3.45 billion in endowments what do you tell your athletic staff at meal time? If you are University of Texas AD Steve Patterson you tell your coaches to pay up! Several reports have emerged criticizing Patterson’s bottom-line CEO narrative with...

College Football's Top 10 Coaches on the Hot Seat for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
College football coaches are always on the hot seat. The pressure to win now is greater than it was 15-20 years ago. With the 24-hour news cycle, social media and message boards, coaches, teams and players are always on the spotlight. The terms “hot seat” and “under pressure” don’t necessarily mean a coach is entering a year with concerns about job security,...

Why Baylor Will or Won't Make the College Football Playoff in 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
Baylor is a program on the rise under coach Art Briles. The Bears have won at least 10 games in three out of the last four years and just missed out on a playoff appearance last season. There’s no doubt Briles has raised the expectation level in Waco, and this program has staying power as an annual contender to win the Big 12 and compete for playoff appearances. As the 2015 season...

Three Big 12 Programs Will Sink or Swim with New Coordinators

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 4 months ago
Save for a single program, the Big 12 didn’t budge in the annual offseason coaching carousel. And that’s despite another year of upheaval in the old Southwest: The familiars aren’t as formidable, while two private schools — Baylor and TCU — have leapt up to dominate the league on offense and defense. But the lack of new names at the top doesn’t mean the...