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Big 12 Could Easily Get Two Teams into the College Football Playoff in 2015

By Braden Gall, 6 days 6 hours ago
The Athlon Sports preseason top 25 is out and not one, but two conference champions were left out the College Football Playoff. Florida State is picked ninth in the nation as the ACC champs with a projected record of 11-2. USC is ranked No. 6 in the nation and is picked to the win the Pac-12 over No. 8 Oregon. Meaning, both the ACC and Pac-12 are picked to miss the 2015 College...

Ranking the Big 12's Offensive Triplets for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
The Big 12 is known for its offensive firepower, and the league isn’t short on talent at quarterback, running back or receiver for 2015. Baylor and TCU are the favorites to win the league title this year, and both teams appear at the top of the offensive triplet power rankings. The Bears need to find a new quarterback, but there’s a strong track record of finding the next standout...

Ranking the Big 12's Running Backs for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 4 days 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...

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

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 6 days 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 College Towns (Expert Poll)

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 week 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...

Ranking the Big 12's Football Coaching Jobs in 2015 (Expert Poll)

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Is it easier to win at Texas or Oklahoma? How about Big 12 newcomers West Virginia and TCU? Which program provides the most support? Which program has access to the best players? Which program has proven it can succeed at a high level over time? Which program has the most pressure to win? These are all the questions head coaches must ask themselves when deciding to accept a job or not...

Conference Championship Game Doesn't Solve Big 12's Problem

By Braden Gall, 1 month 3 weeks ago
It appears that a rule forcing a college football conference to have at least 12 teams and two divisions to hold a championship game will be nullified by 2016. Fans across the Big 12 are ecstatic. But the Big 12 didn’t get left out of the College Football Playoff because it didn’t play a conference championship game. Baylor got left out because the Playoff...

Big 12 2015 Football Schedule Analysis

By Braden Gall, 1 month 3 weeks 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...

Kansas State Wildcats 2015 Spring Football Preview

By Braden Gall, 2 months 1 day ago
Bill Snyder is a mad scientist when it comes to building a roster and developing talent. His challenge this offseason for Kansas State might be one of his biggest, however, as the Wildcats lose a glut of elite senior leaders. Will Kansas State likely outperform their preseason expectations anyway? Probably. But that will require more wizardry from Snyder this spring. Related: 2015...

Cover 2 College Football Podcast: 2015 Big 12 Early Preview

By Braden Gall, 2 months 3 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...