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Oklahoma Football: 5 Newcomers to Watch for the Sooners

By Allen Kenney, 5 days 18 hours ago
With players such as Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Kyler Murray and explosive receiver Marquise Brown off to the NFL, the Oklahoma Sooners are looking for a new crop of stars to make another run at a Big 12 championship.   Fortunately for head coach Lincoln Riley, OU just landed one of the top recruiting classes in the country. In fact, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings...

College Football's Early Top 50 Players for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 18 hours ago
The 2019 college football season is still months away, but the start of spring practice is inching closer for all 130 teams (some have already begun), so it’s never too early to look ahead at the upcoming year and rank some of the top players returning to the gridiron. Quarterbacks take the top spot in the rankings for '19. Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa narrowly edges Clemson's...

Oklahoma Football Schedule 2019

By Athlon Sports, 6 days 18 hours ago
Here's the Oklahoma football schedule with a full list of the Sooners' 2019 opponents, game locations, with game times, TV channels coming as they're announced. Updated results with final scores will be added throughout the season.   Oklahoma Sooners 2019 Schedule   Date: Opponent (Location) Saturday, Aug. 31: vs. Houston Cougars (Norman, Okla.) Saturday, Sept. 7: vs...

College Football's Top 20 Impact True Freshmen for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
College football’s 2019 National Signing Day is officially in the books. Every FBS program inked recruits to a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday or in the early period in December, which means coaching staffs should have a good snapshot of how their program looks for the upcoming season. And if teams didn't fill their needs on the recruiting trail, a trip to the transfer...

Ranking the 10 Best College Football Recruiting Classes Since 2005

By Allen Kenney, 1 week 6 days ago
As the ink dries on letters of intent on National Signing Day, college football recruiting gurus are naming winners and losers. Most have already moved on to the next crop of high school studs.   Who needs all that speculation when you can look back in hindsight at how the classes performed, though?   Here are the top 10 college football recruiting classes from 2005-18.  ...

Where Did College Football Teams Find Their Starting Quarterbacks for 2019?

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 5 days ago
If one word could be used to describe the college football quarterback landscape it would be — change. The annual quarterback churn is in full effect as the combination of graduations, early departures by underclassmen, and a rash of transfers means that for the second straight season nearly two thirds of the projected starting quarterbacks in the Power 5 conferences (ACC, Big 12, Big Ten...

College Football's Top 20 Teams on the Rise for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
College football’s 2019 season won't get underway until late August, but it's never too early to look ahead and predict which teams are poised for a significant leap in the rankings or win column next year. The 2019 version of college football's teams on the rise features Texas, Utah, Oregon, Iowa State, and Texas A&M from the Power 5 ranks, along with Louisiana,...

Way-Too-Early Top 25 College Football Rankings for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 6 days ago
It’s never too early to think about next season, so with college football’s 2018 season officially in the books after Clemson's 44-16 win over Alabama, Athlon Sports is here with its way-too-early top 25 rankings for 2019. Alabama and Clemson have played four consecutive times in the CFB Playoff, and there's a good chance it happens again next season. The Tigers and Crimson...

10 Toughest Players to Replace in the Big 12 in 2019

By Allen Kenney, 2 weeks 6 days ago
The Big 12 turned out to be a surprisingly deep conference in 2018, thanks in large part to the presence of both veteran stars and emerging standouts.   While positions such as quarterback and wide receiver had the usual slew of big names in the offense-happy league, the defensive side of the ball produced a surprising number of impact players. Studs such as West Virginia linebacker David...

Oklahoma Football: 3 Reasons for Optimism About the Sooners in 2019

By Allen Kenney, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Losing a Heisman Trophy winner at quarterback usually presages an offensive downturn for a team, but the Oklahoma Sooners kept on humming in 2018 after Baker Mayfield handed the reins over to Kyler Murray.   Now head coach Lincoln Riley is putting his offense in the hands of Jalen Hurts, who piloted the Alabama Crimson Tide to two consecutive appearances in national championship games...