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College Football's 2014 Consensus National Team Recruiting Rankings

By Braden Gall, 5 months 3 weeks ago
Rivals.com, Scout.com, ESPN and 247Sports.com are the four major recruiting services who all do an excellent job evaluating, tracking and ranking all things recruiting.But they don't always agree and that is a great thing for fans. It also means the best way to rank the best classes in the nation is to average them all together and come to a consensus. One service may value quantity while...

Top 10 Big 12 Defensive Linemen of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 6 months 1 day 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...

Top 10 Big 12 Wide Receivers of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 6 months 1 week 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...

Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 1 week ago
After a whopping 31 changes last year, college football’s head coach carousel was relatively quiet this offseason.The 2013-14 cycle featured just 20 teams making a switch at head coach. But the offseason wasn’t short on drama, as two of college football’s premier jobs opened (USC and Texas), while there was movement in early January at Penn State, UAB and Vanderbilt.All 20...

Texas QB Ash set to return from concussion, cleared for spring practice

By Evan Buhler, 6 months 2 weeks ago
Texas quarterback David Ash has been cleared to participate in spring drills.

Early Big 12 Football Predictions for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 2 weeks ago
The Big 12 was one of the toughest conferences to predict last season. The conference had a significant amount of turnover at quarterback, and most preseason predictions placed the projected champion outside of the top 10.Fast forward to 2014, and the outlook has changed for the Big 12. Oklahoma went 11-2 in a rebuilding year and is poised to make a run into college football’s playoff....

Ranking the 16 BCS National Championship Games

By Braden Gall, 6 months 3 weeks ago
Fans and media critics alike toss around words like “greatest” and “all-time” fairly liberally. I am not immune from this type of hyperbole, as I’ve been known to wax poetically about most, best or awesome-est games, players, teams, moments or endings in the long and storied history of college football.But Florida State’s win over Auburn on Monday night in the...

An Early Look at the Top 25 College Football Games of 2014

By Braden Gall, 6 months 3 weeks ago
Tune in to the Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast as our staff talks college football every week leading up to the 2014 season.iTunes | Podcast ArchiveThe dust has barely settled on what was a truly magnificent ending to the BCS era. Not only in the national championship game performance by both Florida State and Auburn but also the rest of the BCS slate. BCS executive director Bill Hancock...

Prominent Texas donor McCombs calls Strong hire a 'kick in the face'

By Evan Buhler, 6 months 3 weeks ago
A billionaire donor to the University of Texas says the hire of new football coach Charlie Strong was like a ''kick in the face.''

Grading the Hire of Charlie Strong at Texas: Did the Longhorns Find the Right Coach?

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 3 weeks ago
Texas is arguably the No. 1 job in college football, and the first assignment on new athletic director Steve Patterson’s plate was to pick a replacement for Mack Brown. After a three-week coaching search, Patterson hired Charlie Strong away from Louisville to lead the Longhorns back in national title contention.Strong compiled a 37-15 record in four seasons at Louisville. Over the last two...