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The All-Big 12 Team of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 4 months 3 weeks ago
All-conference teams are a great indicator as to who is the best in each league. Earning first-team honors more than once is a pretty good sign that you were one of the best at your position during your career. The rare three-time (or even four-time) all-league selection makes you one of the best college football players of all-time.As the College Football Playoff Era begins in 2014, Athlon...

The All-Big Ten Team of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 4 months 3 weeks ago
All-conference teams are a great indicator as to who is the best in each league. Earning first-team honors more than once is a pretty good sign that you were one of the best at your position during your career. The rare three-time (or even four-time) all-league selection makes you one of the best college football players of all-time.As the College Football Playoff Era begins in 2014, Athlon...

Ranking the Big Ten's College Football Coaches for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 18 hours ago
Ranking college football coaches is no easy task. Similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure.While it’s difficult to rank coaches, this aspect of college football is arguably the most important to winning a national or conference title. No matter how much talent a program has, winning a national title is difficult if the...

College Football's Coaches on the Hot Seat: 2014 Spring Practice Edition

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 6 days ago
The start of spring practice for all 128 college football teams is a chance to start fresh and forget the bad results that came along with 2013.For a handful of coaches, spring practice is also the first opportunity to turn around a program and save their job for 2015.Florida’s Will Muschamp sports a 22-16 record after three years with the Gators, but last season’s 4-8 record isn...

The Big 12's Top 25 Players of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 5 months 1 week ago
Other than the SEC, the Big 12 is the only league in the nation that brags two different national champions during the BCS Era.Texas and Oklahoma dominate this league unlike two teams in any other league in the nation. Fifteen of the top 25 players hail from either Austin or Norman. But the rise of other programs like Oklahoma State, Baylor, Texas Tech and Kansas State during the last 16 years...

The Big Ten's Top 25 Players of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 5 months 2 weeks ago
For the Big Ten, the BCS Era was marred with lackluster BCS national championship game performances. The league as a whole won just one national title during the 16-year BCS Era and that title came all the way back in 2002.But from a national awards standpoint, the Big Ten matches up with the best college football has to offer. During the BCS Era alone, the Big Ten's trophy case looks like...

Top 10 Big 12 Defensive Backs of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 5 months 2 weeks ago
The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS Championship Game, conference realignment and mega-dollar contracts for conferences, programs and coaches. But the elite athletes had a huge, if not the...

2014 Heisman Trophy Position-by-Position Spring Primer

By Braden Gall, 5 months 2 weeks ago
With all due respect to Johnny Football, Jameis Winston had the best debut season in college football history. Johnny Manziel’s Heisman-winning season in 2013 was special — he obliterated the SEC’s all-time single-season total offense record.But it wasn’t as special as Winston was a year ago. He set NCAA passing records, never lost a game, won the final BCS National...

Ranking the Big Ten's College Football Coaching Jobs for 2014

By Athlon Sports, 5 months 2 weeks ago
Every college football program is unique and has its own set of challenges. But some programs are clearly better than others.So what exactly determines the best job in a conference or in college football? Each person’s criteria will be different, but some programs already have inherit advantages in terms of location, money and tradition. Texas, USC, Florida and Alabama are some of the...

Top 10 Big Ten Defensive Backs of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 5 months 3 weeks ago
The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS Championship Game, conference realignment and mega-dollar contracts for conferences, programs and coaches. But the elite athletes had a huge, if not the...