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Podcast: 2017 Big 12 College Football Primer

Is Texas ready for a quick bounce back under Tom Herman?
Podcast: 2017 Big 12 College Football Primer

Braden Gall and Mitch Light breakdown the latest in college football. Don't forget to subscribe here and rate us if you like (or don't like) what you hear!

 

Today, we begin our 2017 spring primer series and it has nothing to do with spring practice. We start with the Big 12.

 

- How difficult a job does Matt Rhule face at Baylor? Are they an upper half team in '17?

 

Big Ten 2017 Spring Football Preview and Power Rankings

Previewing key storylines around the Big Ten for spring practice.
Big Ten 2017 Spring Football Preview and Power Rankings

The Big Ten closed the gap with the SEC last year in the race to be college football’s No. 1 conference, and the league is in great shape as spring ball opens for 2017. Ohio State and Penn State should be among the nation’s frontrunners to win it all next year, while Michigan and Wisconsin will also rank in many preseason top 10 lists.

20 Redshirt Freshmen to Watch in the Pac-12 in 2017

Which redshirt freshmen will make an impact in 2017?
20 Redshirt Freshmen to Watch in the Pac-12 in 2017

Redshirt freshmen make an impact for every college football team during the course of a season, and it’s no surprise a handful of talented players are ready to push for time after sitting out the 2016 campaign.

Ranking the Nation's Top 40 Football-Basketball Coaching Duos

Michigan State takes the top spot in the coaching tandems.
Ranking the Nation's Top 30 Football-Basketball Coaching Duos

Ranking the college football and basketball head coaching tandems for the Power 5 conferences is no easy assignment. But that’s what Athlon Sports has set out to do this offseason, as spring practice is just starting around the nation for all 130 teams and tournament time is approaching for teams on the hardwood.

Ranking the SEC's Football-Basketball Coaching Duos for 2017

Alabama's Saban and Johnson take the top spot for 2017.
Ranking the SEC's Football-Basketball Coaching Duos for 2017

While the SEC is considered college football’s best conference, the coaching ranks aren’t particularly deep on the gridiron. Alabama’s Nick Saban ranks as the best coach in the nation, but the next few spots are up for grabs. A similar situation plays out on the hardwood.

Ranking the Pac-12's Football-Basketball Coaching Duos for 2017

Utah's duo of Kyle Whittingham and Larry Krystkowiak are the best tandem in the Pac-12
Ranking the Pac-12's Football-Basketball Coaching Duos for 2017

The Pac-12’s depth in the coaching ranks has increased in recent years, as this conference has made stellar hires on the gridiron, including Washington’s Chris Petersen, Oregon’s Willie Taggart and Colorado’s Mike MacIntyre.

20 Redshirt Freshmen to Watch in the Big 12 in 2017

Which redshirt freshmen will make an impact in 2017?
20 Redshirt Freshmen to Watch in the Big 12 in 2017

Redshirt freshmen make an impact for every college football team during the course of a season, and it’s no surprise a handful of talented players are ready to push for time after sitting out the 2016 campaign.

Ranking the Big Ten's Football-Basketball Coaching Duos for 2017

Michigan State's Dantonio and Izzo take the top spot for 2017.
Ranking the Big Ten's Football-Basketball Coaching Duos for 2017

The Big Ten isn’t hurting for talent in its coaching ranks. The duo of Tom Izzo and Mark Dantonio ranks as the best in the conference, but Ohio State (Urban Meyer and Thad Matta) and Michigan (Jim Harbaugh and John Beilein) round out a strong top three. And the conference also features some up-and-coming duos, including Minnesota, Northwestern and Penn State.

 

5 Newcomers for the USC Trojans to Watch in 2017

These new faces could play significant roles for Clay Helton this fall
5 Newcomers for the USC Trojans to Watch in 2017

After years of playing non-New Year’s Six games, USC returned to the Rose Bowl this past season with a bang. In one of the best bowl games of the year, the Trojans defeated Penn State 52-49 in a comeback for the ages, at least until the Super Bowl.

 

Ranking the Big 12's Football-Basketball Coaching Duos for 2017

Oklahoma's Stoops and Kruger take the top spot for 2017.
Ranking the Big 12's Football-Basketball Coaching Duos for 2017

The Big 12 has a deep group of coaching tandems in place at all 10 programs. Oklahoma leads the way once again with Bob Stoops and Lon Kruger, but there is plenty of depth in the next group of teams, which features TCU, Texas and Oklahoma State. Kansas boasts the league’s best basketball coach (Bill Self), while David Beaty enters his third season with a rebuilding project on his hands.

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