Big 12 has four teams ranked in preseason coaches poll

The first college football coaches’ poll of the season was released on Thursday and it was no surprise to see defending national champion Florida State on top. The Seminoles received 56 of the 63 first place votes. But we’re talking about the Big 12 here and as expected, Oklahoma was the top ranked team in conference checking in at number three overall while also receiving three...
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor adjusting to life at the top

Baylor is a program that won 18 Big 12 football games over the conference’s first 15 years in existence. Couple that with 102 conference losses over the same time period and it’s not hard to see why Baylor struggled to get much notoriety within even their own state. As for national attention, forget it, there was none. And then Art Briles came to town and during Monday’s Big...
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Big 12 releases preseason All-Conference team

The Big 12 released its 2014 preseason football team on Wednesday, a sure sign that there is indeed light at the end of the tunnel known as the offseason. The poll is selected by the media who cover the league. Baylor led the way with seven players selected as the Bears dominated the offensive skill positions with Bryce Petty, Shock Linwood, and Antwan Goodley each receiving preseason...
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Ranking the Big 12 running backs in 2014

On the road to the Big 12 opener, here is the second installment of a series of player rankings brought to you by Can-Am Spyder, a collection and analysis of the best players at each of the skill positions on offense and a group ranking by position on defense. We've already covered the Big 12's quarterbacks and today, here's a look at what could be a special group of running backs...
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking down the Big 12 schedule: week seven

All eyes will be on Dallas in week seven as Texas and Oklahoma tangle once again at the Cotton Bowl. If the Sooners can avenge last season’s loss to Texas, they’ll be squarely in the Big 12 driver’s seat entering the season’s second half. Every team in the league is in action during week seven except Kansas State due to Iowa State finishing up their nonconference schedule...
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Mack Brown expected to join ESPN as studio analyst

Mack Brown won't be on the sidelines this season, but that doesn't mean you still won't be seeing plenty of the former Texas coach this fall. Brown is expected to become ESPN's newest studio analyst with the official announcement possibly coming later this week. The move probably shouldn't come as a huge surprise. Brown hasn't entirely ruled out coaching again according to Texas...
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Win a chance to meet Drew Brees from CanAmSpyder

Fear not Saints fan, Drew Brees will be on the field this fall. Despite a stipulation in his contract with New Orleans restricting the riding of motorcycles, Brees finds a solution to the problem in CanAmSpyder's newest video showcasing its Y-frame designed bikes.  If you're wondering how he did it, check this out. If you haven't yet checked out CanAmSpyder's website, head over...
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking down the Big 12 schedule: week six

Finally, nonconference play is in the rear view mirror and finally, every team in the league plays on the same weekend for the first time all season entering week six. The first full weekend of Big 12 play features what is becoming one of the better rivalries in the league with Baylor heading to Texas and another huge game featuring K-State and Texas Tech and teams begin jockeying...
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma State hit with practice ban based on APR scores

Oklahoma State got some bad news from the NCAA on Wednesday following the release of the most recent APR (Academic Progress Rate) scores. The Cowboys' score of 929.41 was just under the 930 four-year average required to avoid facing penalties. As a result, the Cowboys will be docked one day of practice per week in the upcoming season. And making the sting just a little worse, had...
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

George Whitfield believes UT's Shawn Watson is the real deal

It's no secret Texas has had issues at the quarterback position since Colt McCoy left town following the 2009 season. The position for the Longhorns remains in flux heading as the 2014 season draws closer, but according to one of the foremost experts in training quarterbacks, George Whitfield, those issues could be a thing of the past sooner rather than later. That's not because...
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma State's Tracy Moore featured in Upper Deck rookie series

It's every college football player's dream to one day make it on to an NFL roster. That dream will become reality for many next week with the NFL draft slated to be held k in New York City starting on May 8th.  Many more will also be a step closer as they sign as free agents in the days following. While it may not be that dream coming to reality just yet, it still has to be a surreal...
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Ranking the Big 12's quarterbacks

With spring practice officially in the books for all 10 teams in the Big 12, it's time to start looking towards the fall. On the road to the Big 12 opener, we'll start with a series of player rankings brought to you by Can-Am Spyder, a collection and analysis of the best players at each of the skill positions on offense and a group ranking by position on defense. Today, what better...
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking down the Big 12 schedule: week five

Coming off a week that saw only three games involving Big 12 teams, conference action starts to heat up with three Big 12 games on the slate in week five highlighted by Tech's trip to Stillwater to take on Oklahoma State. Following week five's action, TCU will be the only team in the league yet to have played a Big 12 game. Here's a complete look at what's in store over the fifth...
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Joeckel is headed to TCU

TCU picked up some much needed depth at quarterback on Thursday night with former Texas A&M signal caller Matt Joeckel announcing on Twitter that he's headed to TCU. I am now TCU Horned Frog. Go Frogs! — Matt Joeckel (@MattJoeckel) April 17, 2014 Joeckel will be a fifth year senior with one year of eligibility remaining following his graduation from Texas A&M this past...
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas names Montell Cozart starting quarterback

Charlie Weis has seen enough. Just a week after contemplating playing two quarterbacks this fall, KU's head man saw enough in Saturday's spring game and throughout the Jayhawks's 15 spring practices to name sophomore Montell Cozart Kansas' starting quarterback. "After the completion of post spring ball evaluations and individual player meetings, I met with the offensive staff and...
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking down the Big 12 schedule: week four

After a week loaded with intriguing matchups, the Big 12 takes a breather in week number four with only three games on the schedule. Even so, Kansas State's matchup with Auburn on Thursday night qualifies at must see TV and we have our second Big 12 game of the season to get us through until the six other Big 12 schools return to action the following weekend. Big 12 schedule: week...
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas still searching for starting quarterback

If you want to believe what Charlie Weis said prior to spring practice, then Kansas doesn't have a starting quarterback, at least not yet. He said then: "It's never a good thing of it goes deep into August because it means you don't have (a quarterback). Any time there's a quarterback competition that goes to the end - I had one, trust me - it means you don't have one." That's contrary...
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas hopes to field Big 12's best defense in 2014

It's good to have goals, right? Well don't fault Kansas' defense from shying away from setting some pretty lofty goals for next season. According to the Topeka-Capital Journal, the Jayhawks are setting out to have the best defense in the Big 12 next season. “From the outside, I bet people will hear that and be like, ‘Ha,’ ” D-Lineman Keon Stowers said. “But all they see...
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking down the Big 12 schedule: week three

Teams in the Big 12 haven't exactly played daunting nonconference schedules over the past couple seasons. That changes a bit this season, especially this week. On the docket for the Big 12 in week number three are UCLA, Duke, Tennessee, Iowa, Minnesota, Arkansas, and Maryland. That might not be great, but it could be a heck of a lot worse and keep in mind, Alabama and Florida State...
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Weeden offers his opinion on Oklahoma State's quarterbacks

Former Oklahoma State quarterback, Brandon Weeden, was back in Stillwater on Thursday and took time to watch the Cowboys spring practice. Is there a better guy to offer his opinion on the current crop of quarterbacks competing for Cowboys' starting job? With the exception of Mike Gundy and Mike Yurcich, there aren't many although it's worth noting it was only one practice. Here's...
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeremy Reeves jumps 43

Former Iowa State cornerback, Jeremy Reeves, finished his Iowa State career in 2012 but that doesn't mean he's given up on his hopes of playing in the NFL. Reeves participated in ISU's pro day this week after missing last year's event because of an injury.  Let's just say he made the most of another opportunity. Reeves clocked a time of 4.29 seconds in the 40...
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking down the Big 12 schedule: week two

Week two of the Big 12 season will feature the first conference game of the season along with Texas trying to get some payback for one of last season's meltdowns. Of course, there will likely be several blowouts, as well, as teams continue to ramp up for the conference slate. But hey, there's still enough in week two to peak our interest and considering we're sitting here at the...
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking down the Big 12 schedule: week one

With nearly all the teams in the Big 12 in the midst of spring practice, how about we start a week-to-week breakdown of the upcoming fall schedule in hopes of giving us an idea how next season may play out. Yes, obviously it's only a guess but what else I'm I supposed to be doing between now and August 30th? So without further ado, here's a look at the entire week one schedule in...
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Friday quotes of the week in the Big 12

How about we try something new around here? It's that time of the year we're the news can be a little baron although with spring practice getting underway, maybe they'll be more to talk about over the coming month. But either way, here's a list of quotes from teams around the Big 12 that were said this week that for one reason or another, peaked my interest a bit. I'll try and do...
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

TCU cranking up offense as spring practice opens

It works for Baylor. Oklahoma used it to perfection against Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Baylor and Texas Tech seldom have trouble moving the ball. The same goes for Oklahoma State. Apparently Gary Patterson likes what he sees when it comes to the hurry up offenses he faces most Saturday's in the Big 12. Enough so that TCU is going to change their offensive philosophy entirely entering...
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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