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West Virginia Mountaineers 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 12 months ago
West Virginia will have a new starting quarterback, an unproven offensive line and untested receiving corps in 2015. Even then, the question seems to be around the defense. Dana Holgorsen’s offense seems to be all but automatic these days, so the defense — which ranked 60th or worse in the four major categories — is the biggest X-factor in West Virginia’s ceiling in the...

Texas Longhorns 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 12 months ago
The first year of Charlie Strong’s tenure ended in essence where it started. In the second game of the season, Texas lost 41-7 to BYU. The Longhorns finished with an offensively inept 31-7 loss to Arkansas in a bowl game. That, of course, is not even close to good enough for Texas. Yet despite these low points, Texas managed to win three of its last four regular season games and finish 5-4...

Baylor Bears 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 years 3 days ago
Art Briles has transformed Baylor into an annual Big 12 title contender, and the Bears are Athlon Sports’ pick to win the conference title and play in college football’s four-team playoff. Seth Russell is the next in line at quarterback in Waco, and the supporting cast is among the best in the nation with a deep receiving corps and solid offensive line. The defense should improve...

Don't listen to Nick Saban, the Bowl System is just fine

By Braden Gall, 2 years 3 days ago
Don’t buy it. Don’t buy what Bill Hancock is selling. Don’t buy what the conference commissioners are selling. Certainly, don’t buy what Nick Saban is selling. The Alabama Crimson Tide head coach has built up more than enough equity during his amazing career to have intelligent and respected opinions about his game. But his latest comments about the...

West Virginia Making a Run at Becoming the New WR U

By Jeremy Simon, 2 years 4 days ago
Trends take time to develop and there is no arguing that over the last 20 years schools such as Miami, Ohio State, and Florida State have rightfully earned the moniker Wide Receiver University. But trends change over time and it looks as though recent history is showing there is a new player vying for the title, West Virginia University. Over the last three NFL drafts (2013-15) West...

College Football's Post-Spring National Championship Odds for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 4 days ago
Spring practice is over for all 128 college football teams, which means it’s a long wait until the teams officially hit the field once again in the fall. But there’s no shortage of college football news, as oddsmaker Bovada has released its updated national championship odds for 2015. And it should be no surprise the Buckeyes open as the favorite at 7/2 odds. A look...

TCU Horned Frogs 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 years 4 days ago
TCU just missed out on the college football playoff last season, and the Horned Frogs are poised for another run at the national championship in 2015. Quarterback Trevone Boykin was one of the nation’s most improved players in the nation last year, and there’s no shortage of skill talent in Fort Worth. Defense is coach Gary Patterson’s strong point, but the secondary and...

Ranking the Big 12's Offensive Triplets for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 4 days ago
The Big 12 is known for its offensive firepower, and the league isn’t short on talent at quarterback, running back or receiver for 2015. Baylor and TCU are the favorites to win the league title this year, and both teams appear at the top of the offensive triplet power rankings. The Bears need to find a new quarterback, but there’s a strong track record of finding the next standout...

College Football's Post-Spring 2015 Heisman Odds

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 5 days ago
The 2015 college football season doesn’t begin until September, but there’s no shortage of news to keep the conversation moving until kickoff. With Everett Golson transferring to Florida State, oddsmakers have shifted the outlook for the Heisman race. Bovada updated its Heisman odds on Wednesday morning to reflect Golson’s transfer, and the former Notre Dame passer is...

Oklahoma Sooners 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 years 1 week ago
Oklahoma entered 2014 with high expectations and hopes of winning the Big 12 title. But the Sooners finished 8-5 and a 5-4 mark in conference play, forcing coach Bob Stoops to make a few changes to his staff. Lincoln Riley is now the play-caller on offense and plans on implementing a spread attack similar to what he coordinated at East Carolina. However, the offense will still feature running...