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When we sit down to iron out our Top 25 Poll each year at Athlon Sports, we are trying to project the final year-end standings not build a preseason power poll. It might be a small and subtle difference but an important one to acknowledge.We don...
Braden Gall
11 months ago
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Players like LaMichael James, Marcus Lattimore, Braxton Miller and Johnny Manziel have set the bar for freshmen awfully high in recent years with elite first-year performances.Manziel earned top frosh honors in the SEC a year ago while Oregon's...
Braden Gall
11 months ago
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Cyril Richardson
The Big 12 is a league in transition in 2013. With the departure of some of the conference’s top quarterbacks, the title picture is wide open, and a case could be made for six or seven teams to be picked in the top three of the final...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
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Marqise Lee
USC is limited on scholarships due to NCAA sanctions, but coach Lane Kiffin didn’t take any shortcuts on his receiving corps. The Trojans have the nation’s No. 1 receiver in junior Marqise Lee, while sophomore Nelson Agholor is due for...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
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Texas team
Texas is one of college football’s most intriguing teams to watch in 2013. The Longhorns have not won double-digit games since 2009, and there’s no question the program has slipped over the last few years.However, with a wide-open Big...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
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Todd Gurley
The committee approach at running back has become more prevalent in college football over the last five years, so it’s no surprise most teams have two or three players that could start each week for their offense.The SEC is loaded at running...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
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Of late, the Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year hasn’t been nearly as impressive as the Defensive Freshman of the Year. Devonte Fields kept a line of elite defensive talents to win Frosh of the Year going in the Big 12. Quandre Diggs, Tony...
Braden Gall
11 months ago
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It’s a long season, but three or four games could change the whole thing.The Big 12 looks to be crowded at the top: Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Texas, TCU, Kansas State and Baylor all have legitimate reasons to believe they can win the league...
David Fox
11 months ago
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Kliff Kingsbury
With a wide-open Big 12 title race ahead, don’t count out Texas Tech from making some noise in 2013.As evidenced by his stints at Houston and Texas A&M, new coach Kliff Kingsbury is one of the nation’s top minds on offense. And the...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
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When the 2012 season started, no one would have picked Eric Fisher as any kind of star. He played offensive tackle, and he did it for a team that went 3-9 the previous season.But the Central Michigan lineman clearly was special as he ended up the...
David Fox
11 months ago
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The SEC leads college football in many things, but one of the strangest categories may be former head coach reclamation projects.Not all assistants are cut out to be head coaches, but the five aforementioned programs clearly see strengths that didn...
David Fox
11 months ago
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Big 12 Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2013
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...
Athlon Sports
11 months ago
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The NFL’s seventh season of Hard Knocks began yesterday with a second go-round inside training camp with the Cincinnati Bengals.The series brings all the drama of the NFL preseason with rookies making their way onto rosters, the tough...
David Fox
11 months ago
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Some college football fans aren’t huge fans of the latest fashion crazes with different helmets and uniforms for several teams.But even if you aren’t a huge fan of changing uniforms, you have to admit these throwback Iowa State outfits...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
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Mark Barron
Statistical production, individual awards, team success, longevity, supporting cast, level of competition, raw talent and overall athletic ability all factor heavily in determining overall greatness. Sometimes, you simply know greatness when you...
Braden Gall
11 months ago
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Texas Tech is making some slight tweaks to its football uniforms for 2013. The Red Raiders have added a red stripe to the helmets and made a few changes to the jerseys.But is that all? Remember this photo circulating back in the spring, it appears...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
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The Big 12 is up for grabs in 2013. Without a clear frontrunner, this conference should be one of the most entertaining battles for the top spot in the nation this year. A strong case could be made Oklahoma State is the team to beat in the Big...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
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College Football's Best and Worst Logos for 2013
Brand image is a massive part of modern 21st century business and college football is big business. Signature uniforms like Michigan’s winged helmet, picturesque monuments like Lake Washington in Seattle or historic personalities like...
Braden Gall
11 months ago
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Texas is something of football royalty and the fans know it. Just ask the Longhorns. Or better yet, ask fans of Texas A&M.Being the top historical football program in the top football state certainly has its perks, starting with your own...
Athlon Sports
12 months ago
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The conventional thinking in the Big 12 may be that the team whose quarterback takes the reins will win the league.Indeed, only one of the top six passers, Texas’ David Ash, in the Big 12 returns for 2013.But in our exercise in picking the...
David Fox
12 months ago
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With one school claiming the top three returning scorers in the Big 12, the rest of the league will depend on newcomers to challenge Oklahoma State’s veteran roster.Nowhere is that more clear than at Kansas where the Jayhawks’ outlook...
David Fox
12 months ago
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Catching up from a busy weekend around the college football world. Contact us on twitter with a link or a tip we should include each day. (@AthlonSteven)College Football's Must-Read Stories Around the Web for Monday, July 29th ...
Steven Lassan
12 months ago
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Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has been in and out of the spotlight most of the offseason, and the sophomore quarterback was back in college football's TMZ news edition over the weekend.As this video below shows, Manziel was tossed...
Steven Lassan
12 months ago
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West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen is known for his passing attacks, but the Mountaineers picked up a key transfer to help the offense on the ground for 2014. Former Pittsburgh running back Rushel Shell has selected West Virginia as his next home....
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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2013 is shaping up to be an interesting year in the Big 12. Six or seven teams have a case to be picked No. 1, so this could be one of the more entertaining (and wide-open) conference title races in the nation.Oklahoma has won at least 10 games in...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago

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