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Examining the Over/Under 2016 Win Totals for the Big 12

By Matt Josephs, 1 month 6 hours ago
The Big 12 has ruled the headlines this offseason for good and bad reasons. The conference decided to go back to having a championship game. This of course brought thoughts about expansion, which the conference says will not occur right now. Of course, there also was the massive black cloud that hung over Baylor and Art Briles. The Bears will be glad to get on the field. To me the Sooners are...

College Football's Top 100 Impact Transfers for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 day 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. A transfer could be a one-year stopgap solution or help a team fill a void for a couple of seasons after a few misses on the recruiting trail....

Big 12 Wild Card Players in 2016

By Allen Kenney, 1 month 1 day ago
In a conference known for prolific offenses and shootouts galore, the Big 12 features more than its fair share of wild card players.   Related: Big 12 Football 2016 Predictions   Some are stepping in for departed stars. Others are intriguing youngsters looking to make their mark ahead of schedule. Still others want to re-establish themselves following seasons lost to injury...

10 Big 12 Stats You Need to Know for 2016

By Allen Kenney, 1 month 6 days ago
It has been anything but a quiet offseason for the Big 12. Shifting the focus to on-field matters, here are the most important or interesting stats to know for the 10 Big 12 teams to help get you ready for the upcoming season. Related: Big 12 Football 2016 Predictions   26: Baylor NFL Draft picks in eight seasons under Art Briles The once-lowly Bears produced a grand total...

Ranking College Football's Top 30 Impact Quarterback Transfers for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
Quarterback play is always under the microscope for every college football team. This position is the toughest to evaluate, develop and project for upcoming seasons. Finding a new starter or replacing a departing senior comes easy for some teams. While all teams would prefer to develop a quarterback pipeline through the recruiting ranks, a transfer from another program could be the right fit as...

College Football 2016 All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
The 2016 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. The 2016 season features plenty of big names returning to the gridiron, including a standout group of players on offense. Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, LSU running back Leonard Fournette, Florida State running back Dalvin Cook and Stanford...

Ranking All 128 College Football Head Coaches for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week 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...

Big 12 Football 2016 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
Oklahoma is the Big 12’s clear favorite this season, and despite the loss of a couple of key players on both sides of the ball, the Sooners lead the way on Athlon’s All-Big 12 team with 18 selections for 2016. Additionally, eight Oklahoma players – including running back Samaje Perine and quarterback Baker Mayfield – are projected to earn first-team honors this year. TCU...

College Football's 10 Most Explosive Running Quarterbacks for 2016

By Lance Dozier, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Having a dual-threat quarterback who makes the defense respect his arm and legs is arguably a must for effective offenses in today’s college football. These quarterbacks have the unique ability to turn ordinary plays into pay dirt and six points for the offense. They come in different shapes and sizes, but there are a few qualities each big-play signal-caller seems to possess - speed...

Big 12 Football 2016 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
After missing out on the College Football Playoff in 2014, the Big 12 had better fortune last season, as Oklahoma overcame an early loss to Texas to earn a playoff bid and a trip to the Orange Bowl against Clemson. As the focus shifts to 2016, the Sooners begin this season where they left off and in control of the Big 12. Quarterback Baker Mayfield headlines a dynamic offense, and two huge non-...