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Big 12 Post-Week 1 Power Rankings

By David Fox, 10 months 1 week ago
Two Big 12 teams lost to FCS programs, and a third had a scare. TCU lost its marquee game to open the season.Yet the Big 12 is more or less where though it would be.The teams at the top are flawed, and there remains little obvious separation. Oklahoma State, our preseason pick to win the league, remains on top after its first game despite a sputtering effort from its offense. Oklahoma and Texas...

Big 12 Week 1 Recap and Awards

By David Fox, 10 months 1 week ago
The standouts in Week 1 in the Big 12 were hardly the most logical suspects.Our award winners this week include a quarterback who started the game on the bench, a true freshman walk-on, a linebacker from a team that struggled on defense last season and a defensive coordinator at a program where offense is king.In short, a strange first week for the Big 12 wasn't limited to FCS wins over...

Big 12 Week 1 Preview and Predictions

By David Fox, 10 months 2 weeks ago
In a conference as tightly contested as the Big 12 should be in 2013, a number of decisions and developments leading up to week 1 could have major consequences.No pressure, Big 12 coaches.In recent weeks, we’ve seen Bob Stoops surprisingly opt for a redshirt freshman quarterback and Gary Patterson play coy with his starting lineup. Mike Gundy now has to find a new starting left tackle in...

Ranking All 125 College Football Coaches on the Hot Seat for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 2 weeks ago
Coaches are always a hot topic during any college football season. And once the calendar turns to late October, replacements and potential firings will dominate the headlines even more.There’s a difference between a coach on the hot seat and the overall pressure surrounding a coach. And it’s not always easy to tell the difference between the two categories. But Athlon Sports has...

10 Players Who Will Decide College Football's 2013 National Title

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 2 weeks ago
Every college football team has personnel issues that will be a question mark going into the 2013 season. But some have national title implications.Alabama has the nation’s best roster, but the Crimson Tide is replacing a couple of key starters on the offensive line. Ohio State’s defensive line lost all four starters from last season and will be relying on two sophomores to start at...

Johnson, Ndulue out for Oklahoma's opener

By Anonymous (not verified), 10 months 2 weeks ago
Tulsa, OK (Sports Network) - The Oklahoma Sooners will be without a pair of starters for Saturday's season opener against Louisiana-Monroe.The World reported Monday that Sooners head coach Bob Stoops ruled out cornerback Cortez Johnson and defensive tackle Chuka Ndulue.Both players have been sentenced in separate off-field incidents in the last calendar year.According to the paper, Johnson pled...

College Football's Top 35 Breakout Players for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 2 weeks ago
Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Predicting which players will breakout any year is never an easy task.Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston ranks as Athlon’s No. 1 breakout player for 2013, and even though there’s some key personnel departing on defense, the redshirt freshman is poised...

Trevor Knight Named Oklahoma's Starting Quarterback

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 2 weeks ago
Surprise, surprise. Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops has picked his starting quarterback. And it isn’t the passer most expected to win the job after spring practice. Redshirt freshman Trevor Knight was selected as the Sooners’ No. 1 quarterback, edging junior Blake Bell this fall.Bell was widely considered the frontrunner to replace Landry Jones, especially since he played in a specialty...

College Football's Top 50 Must-See Games of 2013

By Braden Gall, 10 months 2 weeks ago
Kansas State and Baylor was the most important game in the Big 12 last year. It was Texas A&M that upset Alabama last fall, not LSU. Stanford surprised the nation by knocking off Oregon in Eugene. And Florida State battled Clemson for the right to play (and win) the ACC championship. It goes to show that anything can happen on any weekend and it's why college football is the...

College Football: Realignment's Best New Rivalries

By Braden Gall, 10 months 2 weeks ago
Realignment has developed a negative connotation recently. The dollar amounts associated with college football have increased dramatically over the last two decades and that has sped up the realignment process to unprecedented rates. But realignment has, and always will, be a massive part of college football.I just want to know why everyone thinks this is such a bad thing?This season, the...