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11 Big 12 Stats You Need to Know for 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 week ago
Here are Athlon Sports' favorite, most important and most interesting Big 12 statistics you need to know about in 2014: 3: Players who declared early for the NFL DraftA record 98 underclassmen declared early for the 2014 NFL Draft — up from the previous high of 73 set in '13. The SEC had 28 early departures and the Pac-12 lost 25 underclassmen to the NFL. The...

Reviewing the Most Important College Football News of the Summer

By David Fox, 1 month 1 week ago
College football has made plenty of news this summer, and some of it hasn’t involved attorneys or conference realignment.The summer — officially — has recently begun, but it’s starting to feel like the season is just around the corner. Part of that is because we’re less than 50 days away from the first day of the season. And SEC media days, the unofficial...

Texas Football 2014 Schedule Analysis

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks ago
A new era of Texas football is set to begin in a few weeks. Charlie Strong steps into the most powerful athletic department in the nation with immediate pressure to win games. His roster is loaded with elite recruits but there are some serious questions marks under center and along the offensive line. Most believe the coaching staff Strong has assembled is perfectly constructed to...

Charlie Strong: The Right Hire at a Critical Time for Texas?

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Player after player rotated through Charlie Strong’s office at 15-minute intervals. It was mid-January, and the dead period for recruiting was about to end. Strong was about to leave Austin to crisscross the state and try to salvage Texas’ 2014 recruiting class, some of whom he’d never met — with three weeks left until Signing Day. But before he left, he wanted to...

Texas' 5-Star Target Malik Jefferson Loves Charlie Strong and New Staff

By Evan Buhler, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The top recruits in the country are out in Oregon for The Opening. The Texas Longhorns have some huge targets who are putting on a show in Beaverton. If the Longhorns can reel in these monster recruits, it will be huge for new head coach Charlie Strong..Read the full article on Bleacher Report...

College Football's Top Coordinator Hires for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Coaching changes are a big part of any college football offseason, and several big names switched addresses. And whether it was coaching moves in the SEC or the Sun Belt, this offseason wasn’t short on impact additions or subtractions among teams. Several of these coordinator hires could help a team win a couple of extra games in 2014. Utah and Rutgers were two of the biggest...

Texas Longhorns 2014 Quarterback Fall Practice Preview: Depth Chart and Analysis

By Evan Buhler, 1 month 2 weeks ago
David Ash is healthy and will be Texas' starting quarterback for as long as that holds true. But due to his history of injuries, the battle for the backup job could be just as important to the Longhorns' prospects for the 2014 season...Read the full article on Bleacher Report...

Texas Football: Incoming Freshmen Most Likely to Start

By Evan Buhler, 1 month 3 weeks ago
David Ash 's progress toward a clean bill of health decrease the chances that we will see Jerrod Heard start a game in 2014, but the 4-star recruit is far from the only incoming Longhorn that could run with the first team...Begin Slideshow

Texas Football: Why Quandre Diggs Will Be the Longhorns' X-Factor in 2014

By Evan Buhler, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The spotlight on the Texas Longhorns is brighter than it has been it many years. Head coach Charlie Strong has a lot of players on his roster who have the opportunity to be important contributors toward the Longhorns' success in his first season...Read the full article on Bleacher Report...

Ranking the Big 12's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The importance of scheduling in college football cannot be overstated. Sure, coaching, rosters and even a little bit of luck play bigger roles in determining championships in the NCAA ranks. But scheduling in college football plays as big a role as any of those other factors. Non-conference play varies greatly from team to team. So, too, do home and road slates — especially for the...