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2019 Big 12 Quarterback Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 day ago
The Big 12 Conference has seen its share of talented quarterbacks in recent years, and the 2019 season features a couple of All-America candidates in Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts and Texas' Sam Ehlinger. The Sooners have produced back-to-back Heisman winners at the quarterback position, but Ehlinger gets a slight edge as Athlon's No. 1 quarterback in the conference. Iowa State's Brock...

Ranking All 130 College Football Coaching Jobs for 2019

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 3 days ago
Debating the best job among all 130 college football teams or within any conference is always an ongoing discussion. The debate doesn’t start with a small sample size but should take into account more of a long-term (both past and future) in order to get a better snapshot of the program. Every college football program is unique and has its own set of challenges. But some programs are...

Oklahoma or Texas: Which Team Should be the Big 12 Favorite in 2019?

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Oklahoma won a fourth straight Big 12 title last season but to do so it had to avenge an earlier loss to Texas. Both the Sooners and Longhorns finished the 2018 campaign ranked in the top 10 and that's where they will probably start this season. So don't be surprised if you see an encore come Dec. 7 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.   These two teams split their meetings...

College Football's Top 12 Impact JUCO Transfer Quarterbacks for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
Finding or developing a quarterback is no easy task for any college football coach. This position is one of the hardest to evaluate in high school, and as evidenced by the recent wave of departures, quarterbacks often transfer early in their career in search of more playing time. While developing a quarterback through the high school ranks is the preferred option for coaches, the junior college...

Top 20 Big 12 2020 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Allen Kenney, 3 weeks 4 days ago
The Big 12 has been the butt of jokes for years around the NFL draft. That might have changed in 2019.   The offense-heavy conference had 26 players selected in this year’s draft, an average of 2.6 players per team. While that trailed the SEC’s NFL factory (4.6 picks per team), it put the Big 12 in line with the Big Ten (2.9) and Pac-12 (2.8). Meanwhile, with just two draft...

College Football's Best Players Not Taken in the 2019 NFL Draft

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days ago
With the 2019 NFL Draft officially in the books, it’s time to look back and see which of college football’s biggest stars went undrafted. Whether it was concerns about size, overall talent, how a player will transition from scheme or handle the jump to the NFL, a handful of stars from the previous college football season did not hear their name called over the three-day event...

Early 2020 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 5 days ago
The ink on the 2019 NFL Draft is barely dry but some of the attention has already shifted to next year's event. And while that partly may due to the anticipation of the draft taking place in Las Vegas, the players projected to headline the 2020 edition have a little something to do with this as well.   Defense may have dominated the 2019 draft, with seven of the top 10 picks coming...

Texas Football: Longhorns' 2019 Schedule Analysis

By Allen Kenney, 1 month 1 week ago
After making it to the Big 12 Championship Game a year ago, the Texas Longhorns are looking to take another big step forward in 2019. Their schedule could put a few obstacles in their way.   A clash with the LSU Tigers in week two is daunting. The same goes for a road slate that includes trips to take on the Iowa State Cyclones, Baylor Bears and TCU Horned Frogs. If there is a saving...

Texas Football: Longhorns' 2019 Spring Preview

By Allen Kenney, 2 months 1 week ago
The Texas Longhorns enter spring football this year with an unfamiliar sense of enthusiasm after ending the 2018 season with a promising win in the Sugar Bowl over the Georgia Bulldogs.   Building on last season’s runner-up finish in the Big 12 race starts with identifying a slew of replacements for contributors on both sides of the ball. Head coach Tom Herman and his staff have...

College Football Rankings: 2019 Pre-Spring Top 130 Teams

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
With signing day in the books, and rosters largely set for the 2019 season, spring practice is now the focus for all 130 college football teams. And with every program hitting the field for offseason workouts, it’s never too early to look at the year ahead and project where all 130 teams could rank when the official Athlon Sports magazine predictions are released later this summer....