2015 American Athletic Conference Season Preview Perhaps the American is still finding its legs as a rather hodgepodge conference comprised of cast-offs from the Conference USA and the former Big East, but if you thought the AAC was devoid of talent, you’d be mistaken.
2015 Big Ten Season Football Preview While Wisconsin is the model of consistency and Michigan is making waves with their splashy hire of controversial coach Jim Harbaugh, the Big Ten still begins and ends with the Ohio State Buckeyes.
2015-16 Football Previews – (MAC) – Huskies Northern Illinois has built its program to become the model of consistency in the MAC. The Huskies have won four conference titles in the past five years and have won the MAC West division crown six seasons in a row.
2015-16 Football Previews – (MAC) – Broncos Kalamazoo is a place often referred to as a metaphor for somewhere out of the way, off the beaten track. Yet thanks to Western Michigan University, it’s also a place where some solid mid-major college football is being played.
2015-16 Football Previews – (MAC) – Falcons Bowling Green may hail from a quaint, northern Ohio town lying just off I-75, but its offense is anything but.
2015-16 Football Previews – (MAC) – Rockets Head coach Matt Campbell has done an admirable job in his three-plus years at the helm of Toledo football. After a 9-4 record last year, the Rockets are a program that counts itself as perennial contenders in the MAC (they went 7-1 in conference play in 2014).
2015-16 Football Previews – (Big 12) – Jayhawks The sad-sack Jayhawks have a new head coach and offensive co-ordinator (David Beaty and Rob Likens, respectively) and they are looking for the right signal-caller to run the team’s new Air Raid offense.
2015-16 Football Previews – (Big 12) – Cyclones Iowa State is a program not without talent – maybe even a couple future NFLers in their midst – but fundamentally was still winless in Big 12 play last year and narrowly escaped in-state rival Iowa and MAC opponent Toledo. It’s not inconceivable that the Cyclones could […]
2015-16 Football Previews – (Big 12) – Red Raiders It’s been two years since former school record-breaking QB Kliff Kingsbury took over the reins as head coach at Texas Tech, while the offense has been as prolific as expected (especially the passing game – ranked fifth nationally last season) it hasn’t made the gains hoped […]
2015-16 Football Previews – (Big 12) – Cowboys Last season, Oklahoma State was mired in what was undeniably considered a rebuilding season. As such, long time head coach Mike Gundy (he of “I’m a man! I’m 40!” fame) decided to turn to true freshman Mason Rudolph at QB, and the gutsy youngster responded by dropping […]
2015-16 Football Previews – (Big 12) – Wildcats Despite routinely coming up short in quantifiable talent and highly touted freshman signees, Kansas State finds a way to regularly be competitive in the Big 12. Why? Look no further than legendary head coach Bill Snyder. The wise old dog always gets the most out of his […]
2015-16 Football Previews – (Big 12) – Longhorns The Texas sized rebuild continues under authoritarian second-year head coach Charlie Strong. He comes from a strong pedigree after building a winner at Louisville, but Strong must continue to see his changes pay dividends to assuage an impatient fanbase (and donor field) in Austin.
2015-16 Football Previews – (Big 12) – Mountaineers It says a lot that West Virginia’s 33.5 ppg average last season was good for only fifth in the conference and 34th in the nation. Its passing game was particularly effective, with 317 pass yards per, on average.
2015-16 Football Previews – (Big 12) – OU Sooners It says something about Oklahoma’s football program that an 8-5 season is seen as a complete failure, but that was reality last year. Passing was the Sooners’ undoing, both on offense and defense.
2015-16 Football Previews – (Big 12) – Bears Baylor Bears Head coach Art Briles has sure built a juggernaut in Waco, TX. Anyone who doubts that Briles is one of the best college coaches in the land needs their head checked.
2015-16 Football Previews – (Big 12) – Horned Frogs Irascible head coach Gary Patterson always trumpeted that Texas Christian, long in the Mountain West Conference, belonged playing with the major-conference boys. He got his wish a few years ago, and boy, was he right.