Derek Mason enters year three at Vanderbilt after improving 2014’s win total by one game last season. Mason’s Vanderbilt squad has been far more competitive since he began calling the shots on defense.
The SEC West will flex its muscles once again in the conference with a lot of talent coming back in this division. Alabama and LSU figure to lead the way while Ole Miss, Arkansas and even Texas A&M could make things interesting.
Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light officially preview the Big 12 in 2016.
- First, expansion. The Big 12 needs to add four teams if it expands and we explain why and who those teams should be. Houston, Cincinnati, BYU, Boise State, UConn, UCF, USF, Memphis and more could all be options.
- Oklahoma is the pick to win the league but are they good enough to make the playoff? What are the Sooners weaknesses?
- Will Charlie Strong do enough to keep his job in Austin? Will the young roster develop fast enough?
It’s a big year for Kentucky football, no matter how you look at it. Mark Stoops heads into his fourth season as the Wildcats’ head coach and desperately needs to get to a bowl game after his teams slumped down the stretch each of the past two seasons.
Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen has proven, if nothing else over the years, that he knows how to get the absolute most out of his players. And that is a compliment most coaches love to hear, because it signifies a job well done.
For the second straight year, Tennessee is one of the hot names in the offseason as the Volunteers continue to gather steam. Last season, the Vols were a bit of a disappointment, but didn't have to be. They lost four games by one score or less as things just seemed to go wrong late in games.