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Ranking the Big 12's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2016

By Allen Kenney, 1 year 6 months ago
The Big 12 round robin doesn’t leave much room for differentiation between teams’ schedules. There’s no ducking squads from other divisions, and nine conference games only leaves three slots to fill that could boost a team’s strength of schedule.   With two notable exceptions, Big 12 teams are consistently lining up quality non-conference opponents. As such, in...

Kansas State Wildcats 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 1 year 6 months ago
Thanks to injuries and inconsistency at key positions, the Kansas State Wildcats were one of the streakiest teams in college football in 2015.   Kansas State swept its three-game non-conference slate to open the schedule, then dropped six games in a row to open Big 12 play, including heartbreakers to ranked Oklahoma State, TCU and Baylor squads, and a humiliating 55-0 loss to eventual...

College Football's Top 20 Offensive Linemen on the Rise for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 months ago
Offensive linemen are the most underrated players in college football. The players in the trenches never get enough credit for their performance, but the five blockers up front set the stage for the skill players to have success. Recruiting and developing offensive linemen is never easy. However, there’s always a new wave of stars ready to emerge in the trenches. With the 2016 season...

College Football's Coaches on the Hot Seat: 2016 Spring Practice Edition

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 7 months ago
College football’s 2015-16 coaching carousel was one of the most active in recent memory. After 28 jobs changed hands, the 2016-17 version may not be as active at the end of the year. However, several big-time jobs could open, as Les Miles (LSU), Charlie Strong (Texas), Kevin Sumlin (Texas A&M) and Gus Malzahn (Auburn) enter the 2016 season squarely on the hot seat.   Spring...

College Football's Top 30 Running Backs on the Rise for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 7 months ago
Running back is one of the easiest positions to find a new standout each year, and there always seems to be a wave of stars ready to emerge in offseason workouts. Last season, Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey finished second in the Heisman voting in his first year as the starter, while Alabama’s Derrick Henry went from sharing time with T.J. Yeldon to finishing as the nation’s...

College Football's Top 25 Quarterback Battles to Watch in Spring Practice

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 7 months ago
Spring practice is the first look at all 128 college football teams for 2016, and every coaching staff has a long list of questions for their programs to answer during offseason workouts. While replacing key players in the trenches or rebuilding the secondary is critical to the success of any team, quarterback battles are always going to steal the offseason spotlight. This spring features...

West Virginia Mountaineers 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Jeremy Simon, 1 year 7 months ago
For the West Virginia Mountaineers 2015 was a tale of two seasons. After finishing the month of October 0-4, head coach Dana Holgorsen righted the ship to 5-1 the rest of the way, including a record-setting Cactus Bowl victory over Arizona State. After athletic director Shane Lyons gave Holgorsen a less-than-enthusiastic endorsement for 2016 all eyes will be on the Mountaineers in what may...

Oklahoma State Cowboys 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Allen Kenney, 1 year 7 months ago
When we last saw Oklahoma State, Ole Miss was pummeling Mike Gundy's team in the Sugar Bowl. The Rebels' offense went up and down the field at will on the Cowboys. Meanwhile, OSU could do no right when it did get the ball. It marked a fitting end to a season in which the Cowboys won the games that they were supposed to win and got slaughtered when they were supposed to lose. OSU...

College Football's Pre-Spring 1-128 Team Rankings for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 7 months ago
The 2016 college football season officially begins on Aug. 27 with California taking on Hawaii in Australia. While kickoff for 2016 is a ways off, it’s never too early to start thinking about rankings, predictions and a preview for the upcoming year. With spring practice underway, teams are starting to put the pieces in place for 2016 and answer some of the question marks surrounding the...

Texas Longhorns 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Allen Kenney, 1 year 7 months ago
Charlie Strong bounced underperforming holdovers from Mack Brown’s tenure, brought in talented recruits and hired a high-priced offensive architect to take the Texas Longhorns’ attack into the 21st century. He has changed plenty in a program that was in dire need of a makeover when he got the job after the 2013 season. So far, though, he hasn’t changed enough to lift UT...
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