Big 12 Articles

Gary Patterson
Hiring a good staff of assistants and two coordinators capable of controlling their side of the ball in player development and scheme implementation is critical for any FBS head coach. While the head coach hire is the biggest and most important...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Braden Gall and David Fox break down the latest in Big 12 expansion and preview the 2016 college football magazines. (We also have some fun by naming Kentucky Derby horses too.)   - What do the latest data reports mean for the future of the...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Samaje Perine
On the surface, the NFL Draft didn’t treat the Big 12 well this year. The conference produced 26 total picks, tying the ACC for last among the Power Five leagues.   On the other hand, on a per-team basis, the Big 12 averaged 2.6...
Allen Kenney
1 year ago
Trevone Boykin
Talent does not always guarantee becoming an NFL Draft pick. Dozens of college football stars did not hear their name called during the 2016 NFL Draft. Many of these players have now signed with teams as undrafted free agents and will be competing...
John Coon
1 year ago
Deshaun Watson
The 2016 NFL Draft is complete as 253 players have taken the first steps in their professional football careers. From a college football standpoint, the focus now shifts to next year. Which players are next in line to hear their name called when...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Baylor Bears
Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox are back in the studio talking college football, previewing all five power five conference and more.   - Should Art Briles' job be in jeopardy because of what has happened at Baylor?...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Braden Gall and David Fox are back after a Bachelor Party break to analyze how the Athlon Sports rankings are put together.   - There is a huge difference between power rankings and projecting the committee's rankings.   - Should...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Bob Stoops
The true measure of a college football team's strength of schedule cannot be determined until the regular season approaches its end. That said, some schedules stand out as obviously better than others before a game is ever played....
Kyle Kensing
1 year ago
The quality of non-conference schedules in the Big 12 has received significant attention in recent years. The philosophies vary dramatically throughout the conference: Some programs opt for high-profile, home-and-home series against...
Allen Kenney
1 year ago
Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light are gearing up for another Athlon Sports preview magazine and the guys are discussing the most difficult decisions in 2016.   - What seperates Clemson from Florida State in the Atlantic Division...
Braden Gall
1 year 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...
Allen Kenney
1 year 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...
Nicholas Ian Allen
1 year ago
Brian Allen
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...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Perry Ellis
Both the Kansas Jayhawks and the Villanova Wildcats advanced to the Elite Eight in dominant fashion on Thursday night. Behind 27 points from Perry Ellis, the Jayhawks cruised to a 79-63 victory over the Maryland Terrapins in the Sweet 16....
Antwan Staley
1 year ago
Les Miles
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 (...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Jim Larranaga
No. 1 overall seed Kansas’ bid for a fourth national championship will begin again on Thursday when the Jayhawks take on No. 5 Maryland at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky.   In the other South Region Sweet 16 matchup No. 3 Miami...
Antwan Staley
1 year ago
Ronald Jones
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...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Perry Ellis
The Connecticut Huskies and the Kansas Jayhawks is a matchup that would be fitting for the Final Four. But on Saturday, the two teams will meet in the second round looking to advance to play in the Sweet 16 next week in Louisville, Ky.  ...
Antwan Staley
1 year ago
Malik Zaire
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...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Skyler Howard
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....
Jeremy Simon
1 year ago
Mike Gundy
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...
Allen Kenney
1 year ago
Nick Saban
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...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Charlie Strong
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...
Allen Kenney
1 year ago
Patrick Mahomes
Texas Tech made big strides in several areas in 2015 — most importantly in the win column. After suffering a 4-8 season in head coach Kliff Kingsbury's second season in 2014, the Red Raiders won four games in Big 12 play last year and...
Nicholas Ian Allen
1 year ago
Mike Warren
The Iowa State Cyclones have struggled in recent seasons, specifically with three consecutive years in which the team has lost at least nine games. However, there is a good deal of excitement surrounding the rebuilding program. New head coach Matt...
Nicholas Ian Allen
1 year ago

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