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College Football's Top 25 Players on the Rise for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Each season always brings a new cast of college football stars. Whether it’s touted true freshmen living up to the hype in their first season on campus, a sophomore ready to emerge in their second year, or an upper classmen taking on a bigger role, there’s no shortage of breakout player options in the preseason. Which players might emerge with a breakout year in 2015? Here...

Big 12 2015 Football Schedule Analysis

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 4 days ago
The Big 12 isn’t the best conference in college football but it sure is one of the most entertaining. Baylor-TCU might have been the best game of the year regardless of conference. Oklahoma-TCU wasn’t far behind. Both the Bedlam Series and the Red River Shootout were extremely heated. And any game played in Morgantown felt like it ended in thrilling fashion. Because...

Early 2015 Heisman Betting Odds: Top Picks, Sleepers and Busts

By Braden Gall, 1 month 18 hours ago
The Heisman Trophy is the most prestigious award in sports and gambling is a huge part of the game of football. Put them together and you get preseason odds for the coveted stiff-armed trophy. Bovada recently released an updated list of Heisman Trophy front-runners for 2015 and, for entertainment purposes only, we’ve offered up our unsolicited gambling advice.Remember, last year...

Baylor's 410-Pound OL LaQuan McGowan Catches Pass in Spring Game

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 days ago
Baylor’s LaQuan McGowan is a very large man. According to the school’s official roster, the Texas native is 6-foot-7 and 410 pounds. In the Cotton Bowl loss to Michigan State, McGowan showed off his athleticism by catching an 18-yard pass for a score. And here’s the best part of this story: The coaching staff plans to give him more snaps at tight end this year. ...

Cover 2 College Football Podcast: 2015 Big 12 Early Preview

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan go in-depth with an early 2015 Big 12 conference preview. The guys debate TCU vs. Baylor at the top of the league. Who should be the frontrunner? Who has more coming back? Which team has bigger holes to fill? Can Oklahoma or Texas return to prominence? Is this a vintage Sooners team and can Charlie Strong get anything from his QB? Will...

Big 12's Pre-Spring Top 15 Player Rankings for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The Big 12 should be an interesting league to follow in 2015. Although the conference was left out of the final four of the college football playoff last season, Baylor and TCU will be back in the mix once again in 2015. And of course, the league should have depth with Oklahoma and Texas looking to rebound, as well as an Oklahoma State team that is set to improve behind sophomore quarterback...

College Football's Top 15 Quarterback Battles to Watch in Spring Practice

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Quarterback battles are easily one of the biggest storylines in any college football offseason. And it’s even more under the microscope in 2015, as the position lost several top performers, including Florida State’s Jameis Winston, Oregon’s Marcus Mariota, Baylor’s Bryce Petty and UCLA’s Brett Hundley. With spring practice already underway for a handful of...

Ranking the Big 12 Football Rosters for 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 month 4 weeks ago
Recruiting rankings matter. They are not a guarantee of future success but they are the foundation every national championship has been built upon. It takes great coaching, development and luck to win a title, but having better players is the only way to start. In fact, the data backing up the value of recruiting rankings is impenetrable. For example, look at last year’s rosters...

College Football's Top 10 Quarterbacks on the Rise for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 6 days ago
College football’s spring practice session is already underway for some teams, which means the countdown to the 2015 season can officially start. Quarterback play is always under a microscope and several playoff or conference title contenders are breaking in a new starter in 2015. While pinpointing breakout players is easier after spring practice, it’s never too early to examine...

Big 12 Team Recruiting Consensus Rankings for 2015

By Braden Gall, 2 months 1 week ago
Athlon Sports has averaged out the four major recruiting services — 247Sports, Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN — and created the Big 12 consensus team recruiting rankings for 2015. Here is what we learned: Lone Star-sized statementCharlie Strong and Texas signed the clear-cut best class in the Big 12 this fall. Getting the Horns back on top of the rankings was...