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Big 12 Football – 2013′s Most Improved...

We continue with our Big 12 Football Q & A sessions by taking a look at some of the teams that could show the most improvement over last season, and which teams may be overrated. We are again joined by our panel of Big 12 football experts, including Jay Beck of Turfburner, the home for Big 12 football. Amanda Staver of Ride Schooner, Ride, an Oklahoma Sooners blog. Allen Kenney of Blatant Homerism, a college football...

Big 12 Football – 2013′s Breakout Play...

Yesterday we kicked off our Big 12 football Q & A sessions by talking about the teams that could contend for the Big 12 Conference Championship. Today we will take a look at some of the unknown players in the league who could become stars this season. Joining us once again is Jay Beck of the Big 12 football blog Turfburner. Amanda Staver of RideSchooner, Ride, and the Senior Editor for the Oklahoma Sooners, and Allen...

Big 12 Football – And your 2013 Champ is?

We continue with our series of weekly Conference Conversations with the first of three Q & A sessions discussing Big 12 football. Joining us this week will be Jay Beck of the Big 12 football blog Turfburner. Amanda Staver of RideSchooner, Ride, and the Senior Editor for the Oklahoma Sooners, and Allen Kenney of Blatant Homerism. It’s time to talk Big 12 football. Question # 1: Las Vegas has installed Texas as a slight...

Oklahoma State Football 2013 Position Grades

Oklahoma State Football 2013 Position Grades Expanding on his excellent and detailed analysis of Oklahoma State’s spring practice, Robert Whetsell of Cowboys Ride for Free breaksdown each position group. Oklahoma State Offense QB…B    Hard to say about this one. The Spring “cotillion” was a poor outing for all of them, but they all performed well at times in 2012. The fact that no one is able to...

Texas Tech Football 2013 Spring Wrap Up

Texas Tech Football 2013 Spring Wrap Up Spring Summary I think I’m pretty good about how things played out over the course of the spring game, but it was just one game, so I don’t know what to think about it.  The defense won the spring game, but I don’t know if that means anything.   The defense did look good during the spring game.  Aggressive, flying to the ball and pretty darned effective.  The offense...

Kansas State Football 2013 Spring Wrap Up

Kansas State Football 2013 Spring Wrap Up SPRING SUMMARY All eyes were on the quarterback battle between sophomore Daniel Sams and juco transfer Jake Waters. Both were impressive in the spring game throwing and running the ball, but that was against the second-team defense that put up little resistance. The starting job won’t be decided until the fall. POTENTIAL BREAKOUT PLAYERS Senior wide receiver Torell Miller has eight...

West Virginia Football 2013 Spring Wrap Up

West Virginia Football 2013 Spring Wrap Up Spring Summary The biggest theme and takeaway that we have from the spring practice sessions is that nothing is settled and everything is up for grabs. We still don’t have a clear cut QB, center and several OL spots. The defense is looking better under a slightly new system under Keith Patterson instead of Joe DeForest, but it would have been hard to be as bad or worse than...

Oklahoma State 2013 Spring Football Recap

Oklahoma State 2013 Spring Football Recap Following what it seems everyone is now calling the spring “cotillion,” (aka game, which OSU staff refuses to call it), media and fans are left with three distinct items… More aggressive defense One…the defense will definitely play more aggressive in 2013. Combine that attitude with an extremely vanilla offensive plan, and the spring “cotillion” was easily won by the defense, with...

Kansas Football 2013 Spring Wrap Up

Kansas Football 2013 Spring Wrap Up Kansas Spring Game Recap What a difference having a quarterback capable of making all the throws and stretching the field can make.  Jake Heaps was the talk of the game as he looked like he is poised for a big year.  Granted you can’t take much from a spring game, but after watching Heaps throw the ball, Kansas fans should be encouraged. Last year, Dayne Crist was supposed to come in and...

Baylor Football 2013 Spring Wrap Up

Baylor Football 2013 Spring Wrap Up Spring Summary The biggest takeaway from spring practices and the Spring Game is that the Baylor Defense actually caused some trouble for the prolific Baylor offense. The major problem with practices and exhibitions is that you don’t know if what you’re seeing is a reflection of a (newfound) strength or instead a reflection of a weakness on the other side. The best we can do is...