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Big 12 College Football Teams as Rock and Roll Bands

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Music, like sports, sparks debate, creates discussion and can even lead to heated disagreements. But both are unquestionably a huge part of American culture. So Athlon Sports has decided to combine two of our favorite things — rock and roll with college football. What if our favorite football programs were rock and roll bands? Every Power 5 team will be represented, so if...

College Football's Top Coordinators on the Rise for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 6 days ago
College football coordinators have a huge impact on their team in any season. And it’s no secret that hiring good coordinators and retaining them is critical to the long-term success of any head coach. Changing coordinators or a promotion of an assistant into the play-calling role can also provide a boost for any team or provide a fix for a struggling unit. Every year there’s a...

Big 12 Football 2015 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 3 days ago
Baylor and TCU ended 2014 at the top of the Big 12 standings, and the Horned Frogs and Bears begin 2015 as the favorites to win the league crown once again. Both teams are loaded with returning talent on both sides of the ball, as Baylor and TCU each place over 10 selections on Athlon’s 2015 All-Big 12 team.  Athlon Sports released its full predictions for the Big 12 last week....

Ranking All 128 College Football Head Coaches for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days ago
Ranking every college football coach is an impossible task. However, coaching is a critical component to every collegiate program. Needless to say, 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...

Big 12 Football 2015 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 day ago
The Big 12 ended 2014 with a debate about whether or not Baylor or TCU was the league’s best team. That conversation will continue into 2015, as the Bears and Horned Frogs are the favorites to win the league this season, and both teams are also in the mix to claim a playoff spot. The depth of the Big 12 will be a storyline to watch in 2015 with Texas and Oklahoma each facing key...

Ranking the Big 12's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 month 5 days ago
When putting together Athlon Sports' college football magazine and preseason Top 25 each year, a huge part of the process is scheduling. Non-conference games, crossovers, home-road splits and timing all play a role in determining order of finish. And don’t forget that the College Football Playoff Committee made it very clear in its first season that it values scheduling....

College Football's Top 25 Offensive Triplets for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
Quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers are glamour positions in college football. While offensive linemen and defensive players are just as important to winning a title, it’s no secret the skill players and quarterbacks grab the attention and headlines. With that in mind, Athlon has ranked the top 25 triplets in college football for the 2015 season. How did we compile the...

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

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 week 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 month 2 weeks 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...

Oklahoma Sooners 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Oklahoma entered 2014 with high expectations and hopes of winning the Big 12 title. But the Sooners finished 8-5 and a 5-4 mark in conference play, forcing coach Bob Stoops to make a few changes to his staff. Lincoln Riley is now the play-caller on offense and plans on implementing a spread attack similar to what he coordinated at East Carolina. However, the offense will still feature running...