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...
6 days ago  |  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...
6 days ago  |  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...
7 days ago  |  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&...
14 days ago  |  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...
19 days ago  |  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...
21 days ago  |  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...
26 days ago  |  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...
27 days ago  |  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...
28 days ago  |  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...
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...
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...
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor's game with Buffalo moved to Friday night

Baylor announced on Friday that's its first road game of the season against Buffalo has been moved to Friday night, September 12th and will be broadcast nationally on ESPN. The game was originally slated to be played on Saturday, September 13th. The move is a good one for national exposure as the Bears will now have a lot more eye balls watching given a Saturday afternoon game...
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

New Big 12 quarterbacks could make an impact in 2014

Bryce Petty returns at quarterback for Baylor. Trevor Knight is back for Oklahoma as is Jake Waters for Kansas State. Those are established names you know and all three should be in for big seasons in 2014. But that doesn't mean there isn't a slew of true freshmen quarterbacks who could have the opportunity to make a significant impact in the Big 12 next season. Playing as...
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

West Virginia hires former Penn State defensive coordinator

If West Virginia was looking to add an experienced coach to its defensive staff, mission accomplished with Friday's report from WVMetroNews that the Mountaineers have hired former Penn State defensive coordinator Tom Bradley to the staff. Bradley served 33 seasons under Paterno at Penn State and was also the interim head coach after Paterno was fired during the 2011 season. He...
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

No spring game for Oklahoma State in 2014

If you're an Oklahoma State fan hoping to watch the Orange squad dismantle the White squad (or vice versa) in the spring game, you're out of luck this year. The Cowboys athletic department announced on Monday that instead of concluding spring practice with the usual scrimmage, they'll hold what they are calling the "Orange Blitz". The Blitz will consist of a...
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor selling gold chrome helmets for $2,000

If you have an extra $2,000 laying around, one of the coolest helmets worn by any team in the country this season can become a new piece on your mantel. And there's even an Art Briles autograph to go with it. Baylor decided to sell the helmets worn against Central Florida in the Fiesta Bowl as a way to celebrate their 2013 Big 12 title. The cost includes $700 to replace the originals...
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Big 12 spring game dates

Signing day is in the books which means spring football is just around the corner. In the Big 12, Baylor is the first to kick off spring practice in just under two weeks (February 28th) with TCU starting spring practice a day later.  Both teams will hold their spring games on April 5th. Here's a look at the entire conference's spring schedule.  It may just be practice,...
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Top five Big 12 nonconference games in 2014

Apparently teams are taking notice of the strength of schedule component in the upcoming college football playoff because after several seasons of less than stellar out of conference opponents, the Big 12 has solid slate of games outside of Big 12 play we can all look forward too. There are still the usual clunkers but Florida State is there, and so are Auburn and Alabama. Take a...
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Big 12 sending 25 players to NFL combine

The NFL released its official list of players invited to the 2014 combine scheduled to be held February 22-25 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. More than 300 players are scheduled to attend including 25 from the Big 12. Baylor led the way with six player invites followed by Oklahoma with five and Texas with four. Here's the list of Big 12 players that will have the opportunity...
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Compiled Big 12 recruiting rankings

Whether you love it, hate it, or are somewhere in between, signing day has become a national spectacle for college football fans. There's plenty to get excited about but for as many four and five star recruits that never pan out to the walk-ons who become all-conference selections, trying to decipher whose has the best class is far more art than science. That much we know. But...
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Auburn's visit to Kansas State moved to Thursday night

The long wait for Kansas State's 2014 football schedule is finally over.  The school officially announced the schedule on Monday which is highlighted by a Thursday night tilt with Auburn that will be broadcast nationally by ESPN.  The game is set for September 18th after it was originally scheduled to be played two days later on September 20th. Both teams had bye weeks the...
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Iowa State 2013 season review

There is no getting around the fact that 2013 was a disappointing season of football in Ames. The Cyclones had gone to a bowl game in each of the last two seasons but the chance of making it three in a row was over by midseason. The offense was again abysmal leading to the dismissal of offensive coordinator Courtney Messingham following the season. Injuries played a big part in the...
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Odds to win the national title in 2014

It's been four seasons since the Big 12 placed a team in the national title game. Not since Texas lost to Alabama following the 2009 season has a team from the Big 12 played the in the last college football of the year. The scenario changes this year with the upcoming four team playoff set to being on January 1st of 2015 with the Rose and Sugar Bowls hosting the first semifinal...
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Big 12 returning starters in 2014

Baylor won the Big 12 in 2013 and Oklahoma State finished in a tie for second place with Oklahoma. One big reason for that is both teams benefited from a senior laden team which of course means they'll be plenty of holes to fill heading into next season. Mr. Phil Steele has been hard at work breaking down all the returning starters for next season and yesterday on his blog, he...
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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