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Oklahoma and Oklahoma State Turn to New QBs to Replace Departed Stars in 2018

By Athlon Sports, 3 days 6 hours ago
An 85-mile stretch of Oklahoma roads is all that usually connects Norman and Stillwater -- except in the fall, when college football grips folks standing on one side of the Bedlam line across every county.   Over the past three seasons, quarterbacks Baker Mayfield and Mason Rudolph tied together the Sooners and Cowboys and their fans even more closely, operating as the faces of their...

Ranking the Big 12's College Football Coaches for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 6 hours ago
The Big 12 coaching ranks feature an interesting blend of youth and rising stars to go with three coaches with at least 10 years of experience at their current job. TCU's Gary Patterson, Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy and Kansas State's Bill Snyder are the top three coaches in the rankings, and all three have maintained success over their extended tenure. The league's rising stars...

Texas Football: Ranking the Toughest Games on Their Schedule

By Allen Kenney, 1 week 6 hours ago
Texas fans are expecting signs of major progress out of their favorite football team in 2018, the second season under heralded head coach Tom Herman.   The Longhorns' schedule contains enough potential potholes to send UT to another disappointing record, especially in the first half of the season. On the other hand, if Texas can work through that rough stretch to start the year with...

Ranking College Football's Top 25 Toughest Schedules for 2018

By Kyle Kensing, 1 week 7 hours ago
College football scheduling lacking complete uniformity is one of the sport's beautiful quirks, or a frustrating point of contention, depending on your perspective. The fact that teams within the same conference can play very different slates might not be ideal for determining the College Football Playoff, but it does contribute to the variety that differentiates college football from other...

Ranking the Toughest Games on Oklahoma Football's Schedule

By Allen Kenney, 1 week 1 day ago
The Oklahoma Sooners rumbled through a daunting slate of regular-season games and the revived Big 12 title game in 2017 to earn a spot in the College Football Playoff. Lincoln Riley and his staff are facing some serious challenges to repeating that feat this year. The schedule isn’t really one of them.   Notably, the home-and-home series with the Ohio State Buckeyes has come to an...

Big 12 Football 2018 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days ago
Oklahoma has a few key players to replace from last year's squad, but coach Lincoln Riley's team is the pick to win the Big 12 this fall. The Sooners have claimed the conference title three years in a row and hold an edge over Texas, West Virginia and TCU in the 2018 Big 12 predictions. The Mountaineers will have no trouble scoring points behind quarterback Will Grier, but the defense...

The Most Shameful College Football Games of 2018

By John Coon, 2 weeks 6 hours ago
Games matching FCS teams against FBS teams can serve a useful purpose. The big paychecks from FBS schools shore up the budget for FCS programs. Playing FBS schools also offers FCS teams a chance to put themselves on the college football map with an upset victory.   That doesn't mean all of these games make sense. Some are such bad mismatches on paper that the FBS opponent can...

5 Players on the 2019 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot Who Should Be Inducted

By Gabe Salgado, 2 weeks 1 day ago
It's been said that the College Football Hall of Fame has equal or more meaning than the Pro Football Hall of Fame, especially since many college greats didn't exactly succeed in the pros. This week the National Football Foundation released a list of 76 players and six coaches from the FBS as well as 100 players and 32 coaches from the divisional ranks who are eligible to be...

Texas Tech Football: 2018 Red Raiders Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Texas Tech's comeback victory over Texas -- a win that made the Raiders bowl eligible -- likely saved Kliff Kingsbury's job last year. However, the former Tech quarterback begins 2018 squarely on the hot seat once again. Kingsbury has struggled to field a successful defense during his five-year tenure, but there are signs coordinator David Gibbs has this unit moving in the right...

Baylor Football: 2018 Bears Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Baylor will be the Big 12's most improved team in 2018. The Bears were one of the youngest programs in the league last season and suffered some bad luck in losing five games by 10 points or fewer. Matt Rhule's rebuilding effort is far from complete, but there should be tangible signs of progress in 2018 -- possibly even a trip to a bowl game.   Previewing Baylor Football's...