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Oklahoma Sooners 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 8 months ago
Oklahoma entered 2014 with high expectations and hopes of winning the Big 12 title. But the Sooners finished 8-5 and a 5-4 mark in conference play, forcing coach Bob Stoops to make a few changes to his staff. Lincoln Riley is now the play-caller on offense and plans on implementing a spread attack similar to what he coordinated at East Carolina. However, the offense will still feature running...

Ranking the Big 12's Running Backs for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
The Big 12 had just three players rush for 1,000 yards in 2014, which was the fewest amount by a Power 5 conference. However, all three players – Oklahoma’s Samaje Perine, Baylor’s Shock Linwood and Texas Tech’s DeAndre Washington – are back in 2015. Perine is one of the nation’s top running backs after recording 1,713 yards and 21 scores in his freshman...

Ranking the Big 12's College Football Coaches for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
Success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure. This is not simply a list of coaches ranked by accomplishment...

The Big 12 Gets it Right: No Conference Championship Game Needed

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
Whether it was the amount of teams in the league, getting left out of the playoff, a championship game, the nine-game schedule or expansion, the Big 12’s future has been an ongoing debate since the last round of conference realignment. But on Tuesday, the league took a step in the right direction by deciding not to add a conference championship game. At last week’s playoff...

Ranking the Big 12's Quarterbacks for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
The Big 12 is known for its high-scoring offenses and quarterback play, but the league enters 2015 with several unknowns under center. TCU’s Trevone Boykin is the clear favorite for first-team all-conference honors and one of the frontrunners for the Heisman Trophy. However, after Boykin is a host of unproven names. Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph ranks as our No. 2 quarterback after...

2015 NFL Draft Prediction: West Virginia DE Shaq Riddick

By Jeremy Simon, 1 year 9 months ago
With the 2015 NFL Draft upon us, writers from WVUPros and BlueGoldSports.com will team up and give you our predictions on where some of your favorite Mountaineers might land. Today, we examine DE Shaq Riddick and where he might land in the draft. Many considered Riddick to be West Virginia’s top prospect heading into the last season before he ever played a snap. Riddick played...

2015 NFL Draft Prediction: West Virginia OL Quinton Spain

By Jeremy Simon, 1 year 9 months ago
With the 2015 NFL Draft upon us, writers from WVUPros and BlueGoldSports.com will team up and give you our predictions on where some of your favorite Mountaineers might land. Today, we look at offensive lineman Quinton Spain and where he might land in the draft. Spain earned several honors during his time at West Virginia and recognition for being named to the Lombardi and Outland...

Ranking Big 12 Teams in the NFL Draft since 2005

By David Fox, 1 year 9 months ago
If it seems the Big 12 is having a bit of an identity crises, that much is true in the NFL Draft, too. Oklahoma and Texas are the powerhouses in the draft in the last decade. The Sooners and Longhorns have combined for 98 picks in the last 10 years. The other eight teams have combined for 135 during that span.  OU and Texas have combined for nearly has many first-rounders (18) in...

Ranking the Big 12 College Towns (Expert Poll)

By Braden Gall, 1 year 9 months ago
The old saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” couldn’t be more true when it comes to ranking college towns. Do you prefer larger metropolitan areas? Do you enjoy the isolated peace and quiet of a quaint small town? Cost of living, nightlife, food, culture, weather, surrounding geography and more go into evaluating a city. Every college campus is...

West Virginia Head Coach Dana Holgorsen Tabs Skyler Howard "Clear-cut" No. 1 Quarterback

By Jeremy Simon, 1 year 9 months ago
On Saturday, the West Virginia University football team wrapped up its final open practice at The Greenbrier before the Gold-Blue game Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium. Most of the news this past Saturday was centered around Mountaineer junior quarterback Skyler Howard. During his media session, West Virginia head football coach Dana Holgorsen announced Howard as the "clear-cut...