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Big 12's Best Quarterback Matchups of 2016

By Lance Dozier, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The quarterback is easily the most important on-field position for any college football team. Signal-callers can truly make their teammates better and enhance their play on the field. While quarterback - especially proven ones - are valuable, this position is not easy to evaluate and the overall performance can depend on some of the help from the supporting cast. These pocket passers...

Top 25 College Football Head Coaches on the Rise for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Whether it’s a player, team or coach, the next big thing is always on the minds of fans for all 128 college football programs. Regardless of the job or program, coaches are always under the microscope and under to pressure to win – and win immediately. With the heavy scrutiny and pressure to win right away, it’s no surprise college football’s coaching carousel never stops...

Big 12 Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2016

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 weeks ago
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used during the year.   In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2016, Athlon asked coaches in the Big 12 to...

Big 12 2016 Preseason Quarterback Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield and Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes headline a solid group of quarterbacks returning in the Big 12 for 2016. Mayfield is one of the leading Heisman contenders and should pick up where he left off in 2015 after a standout debut in Norman. The depth in the league extends to Baylor with the return of Seth Russell from a season-ending neck injury, and Oklahoma...

The Big 12's Top 10 Heisman Candidates for 2016

By Allen Kenney, 1 month 4 weeks ago
The last Heisman Trophy recipient from the Big 12 came in 2011. Robert Griffin III burst onto the scene to quarterback Baylor’s once-putrid program to a level of respectability. A couple more Bears will look to fill RG3’s socks this year at the ceremony for college football’s most prestigious individual award.   Yet, Seth Russell and KD Cannon will start the season a...

Top 25 College Football Non-Conference Games of 2016

By Bryan Fischer, 2 months 12 hours ago
When the College Football Playoff was first announced, many believed that the use of a committee would help foster a host of high profile non-conference matchups in the sport. If you buy into that line of thinking, consider the 2016 college football season the fruit of that labor.   Opening week is loaded with blockbuster games and the state of Texas alone may play host to the biggest...

10 First-Year Starting QBs Who Could Win College Football's National Title in 2016

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 day ago
Projecting the outcome of a college football season, playoff teams and national champion is no easy task. Several factors go into predictions, including the schedule, coaching changes, returning starters, in-depth statistics, results from the previous year, breakout players and recruiting – just to name a few. Experience and star power at quarterback is another factor...

Ranking the Big 12 Running Back Tandems for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 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. This concept seems to gain...

Top 10 Big 12 Non-Conference Games of 2016

By Allen Kenney, 2 months 6 days ago
Baylor’s callow scheduling in 2014 undoubtedly played a part in the Big 12’s snub from the College Football Playoff. Unfortunately, we didn’t really get to find out if Oklahoma’s game at Tennessee a year later mattered much in the Selection Committee’s decision to give the Sooners a spot.   Once again, OU has lined up a typically tough non-conference slate....

College Football's Top 50 Underrated Players for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
Every college football team has players most would consider underrated. However, defining underrated players is no easy assignment, as that term varies in meaning between fans and experts. With the 2016 season approaching, Athlon Sports wanted to take a look at some players deserving of more preseason accolades or discussion. In an effort to get to 50 names, we tried to stick...