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College Football's Coach on the Hot Seat Rankings for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days ago
Hot seat talk among any college football fanbase never seems to end. Of course, it’s the offseason, so everyone is discussing preseason expectations and predictions. And with expectations of records and bowl games comes the pressure on head coaches.Every head coach is faced with a different set of obstacles and expectations. For example, Alabama’s Nick Saban is held to a higher...

Reviewing the Most Important College Football News of the Summer

By David Fox, 1 week 6 days 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...

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

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 1 hour 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...

West Virginia Searching for Answers After Rocky Start in Big 12

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 2 days ago
So this is a sobering reminder from West Virginia’s coach about last season. “We did not play winning offense,” Dana Holgorsen says. This would be a fairly innocuous comment for most coaches coming off a 4–8 season, but we’re talking about Holgorsen, whose offensive prowess was supposed to ease WVU’s Big 12 transition — not derail it. From 2007...

College Football's Top 20 Defensive Players on the Rise for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days ago
College football’s 2014 season is still a few months away, but kickoff is fast approaching in late August. Now that the preseason magazines are on newsstands, it’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming season.The unpredictable nature of college football is challenging for any preseason prognostication. However, that’s also what makes this sport unique.As fall...

Clint Trickett Named West Virginia's Starting Quarterback

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 6 days ago
West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen has already answered one of the Mountaineers’ biggest question marks for the 2014 season by naming Clint Trickett as the team’s starting quarterback.Trickett played in eight games for West Virginia in 2013 and completed 123 of 233 passes for 1,605 yards and seven touchdowns. Additionally, he completed only 52.8 percent of his throws and tossed seven...

West Virginia Football 2014 Schedule Analysis

By Braden Gall, 4 weeks 1 hour ago
It's hard to believe that West Virginia is just two seasons removed from hanging 70 on Clemson in an Orange Bowl win.  But after an atrocious 4-8 record in 2013, the luster has clearly worn off of head coach Dana Holgorsen's resume in Morgantown. The deterioration of the program — most specifically the offense — has been alarmingly rapid and has...

Ranking the Big 12 Stadiums for 2014 (Experts Poll)

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 hour ago
Ranking anything in sports is subjective. We may all agree on certain things — like Michael Jordan is better than Kobe Bryant or that Lambeau Field is better than the Edward Jones Dome — but for the most part, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Ranking college football stadiums is not only subjective but also extremely intricate. General atmosphere, fan support, home-field...

Big 12 Football 2014 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
The 2014 college football season kicks off on Aug. 27 and concludes in Dallas with the first four-team playoff in the FBS ranks on January 12, 2015. Since it’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming college football season, Athlon Sports has already released its projected rankings for 2014, as well as conference predictions. With the predictions released, it’s time...

Big 12's Top 10 Must-See Non-Conference Games of 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 week ago
There are some concerning trends in Big 12 football these days. Elite recruits aren’t signing with the league like they used to, they aren’t getting drafted into the NFL and this league took it right on the chin in the non-conference a year ago. Texas lost to BYU, Ole Miss and Oregon in out-of-league play a year ago. TCU lost to LSU, West Virginia was crushed by Maryland, Kansas...