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College Football's Top 20 Quarterback Battles to Watch in Fall Practice

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 months ago
With fall practice underway, the long offseason is almost over and college football’s 2015 season is officially around the corner. The final preparations for the upcoming year have started, and coaches spend fall camp trying to finalize depth charts and rotations for the opener. While there’s no shortage of critical position battles in the fall, the quarterback position is...

Big 12 Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2015

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 6 months 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 2015, Athlon asked coaches in the Big Ten to talk...

Big 12 2015 Preseason Quarterback Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 months ago
The Big 12 is usually regarded as one of college football’s top quarterback conferences. However, this league features several question marks about its signal-callers for 2015. TCU’s Trevone Boykin is the clear No. 1 quarterback in the Big 12 this season, and the senior should be among the favorites to win the Heisman and earn first-team All-America honors. However, outside of...

Texas 2015 Fall Camp Preview and Key Position Battles to Watch

By Lloyd H. Spence Jr., 1 year 6 months ago
Texas has a lot to prove in 2015. The inaugural season of Charlie Strong and his new version of Texas Longhorns football was anything but ideal. Strong brought in a whole new… everything. New system. New style of play. New style of leadership and coaching philosophy. Everything changed in Austin… except the Texas fan base, boosters, and fever pitch desire to win NOW. And win...

Is Charlie Strong Enough For Texas?

By Lloyd H. Spence Jr., 1 year 6 months ago
The hardest thing to do in this world is change. Change bad habits. Change jobs. Change locations. Change from one strategy to another. The hardest part about change is convincing everyone to do it, when NO ONE believes it is necessary or that it will even work. The theme of change is the challenge that Texas Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong is facing, as he convinces a football-crazy...

Ranking the Big 12's Top Heisman Candidates for 2015

By Kevin McGuire, 1 year 6 months ago
The last time a Big 12 player won the Heisman Trophy, Texas A&M and Missouri were conference members. It has only been four years since Robert Griffin III of Baylor was named the Heisman Trophy, but so much has happened since then that it feels a bit longer. Could the brief drought be brought to an end this season? It sure could with TCU’s Trevone Boykin among the national favorites (...

Bottom-Line Sensibility for AD Steve Patterson Causing Problems at Texas

By Ryan Wright, 1 year 7 months ago
If you are the athletic director of a sports program that raked in over $161 million in 2014 and is part of a university that receives $3.45 billion in endowments what do you tell your athletic staff at meal time? If you are University of Texas AD Steve Patterson you tell your coaches to pay up! Several reports have emerged criticizing Patterson’s bottom-line CEO narrative with...

College Football's Top 25 Non-Conference Games for 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 year 7 months ago
There is a lot that is still unknown about the College Football Playoff Committee. One thing that was learned about the new postseason format in year number one is that the voters value strength of schedule. Teams have ramped-up non-conference scheduling almost instantly (See: No. 4 below) and the results are a healthy list of top-level games. It may take a few full seasons for...

Top 10 Big 12 Non-Conference Games of 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 year 7 months ago
The College Football Playoff Committee proved the general trend of tougher scheduling last fall.  The Big 12 may have two major playoff contenders but scheduling could once again be a problem for this league. Whether the Big 12 wants to admit it or not, Baylor's non-conference schedule was a huge factor in why the league was left out of the postseason tournament. ...

College Football's Top 50 Players for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 7 months ago
Kickoff for the 2015 college football season is just around the corner. With fall camps underway, it won’t be long before teams are officially preparing for the opening week. With the season countdown under 15 days until kickoff, it’s time to take a look at the best 50 players in college football for the upcoming year. Ranking the best 50 players in college football is no...