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West Virginia Football 2014 – Better, Worse or abo...

West Virginia Football 2014 – Better, Worse or about the Same? OFFENSE I think the offense will be improved. Last year West Virginia was a mish-mash of skill position players that had never been on the same field at the same time. The familiarity alone will make everything a lot better. The key, though is obviously the Quarterback position is the crux. One of Clint Trickett, Skyler Howard, or Paul Millard is going to have to...

Texas Football 2014 – Better, Worse or about the S...

Texas Football 2014 – Better, Worse or about the Same? OFFENSE The key question mark for the 2014 Texas Longhorn season will center on the quarterback position. If David Ash returns from an ankle injury (Jones fracture for which he had surgery toward the end of spring football), then the prognosis for the team is quite good. Before his injury in spring training, Ash had picked up the new offense and was performing well. He...

Oklahoma State Football 2014 Spring Wrap Up

Oklahoma State Football 2014 Spring Wrap Up Strengths and Question Marks The end result is that the Cowboys are worried about the defense. Starters and major contributors, not to mention NFL prospects and All Big 12 selections, were lost to graduation or other reasons. The secondary is of greatest concern. This statistic says it all… Out of 226 tackles registered by a safety in 2013, OSU returns 16. All four major...

TCU Football 2014 Spring Wrap Up

TCU Football 2014 Spring Wrap Up Strengths and Question Marks As is pretty much always the case for a TCU team, the defense looks to be loaded and strong, though this year the strength of the defense will be shifting more to the front four after two key graduations in the secondary.  Jason Verrett and Elisha Olabode were both NFL level players, but had a few injury issues that let us get a view of what this year was going to...

Baylor Football 2014 Spring Wrap Up

Baylor Football 2014 Spring Wrap Up Strengths & question marks coming out of spring Strengths Baylor’s strength over the last few years has been its offense. Based upon the returning players available and the performance of those players during most of the spring practices, you can probably look for the Bears to continue to be a real handful on the offensive side of the ball. The offense will still be led by Bryce Petty,...

Kansas State Football 2014 Spring Wrap Up

Kansas State Football 2014 Spring Wrap Up Strengths & question marks coming out of spring Second-year starting quarterbacks under coach Bill Snyder have shown marked improvement – Collin Klein developed into a Heisman Trophy finalist. That bodes well for Jake Waters, who has a firm grasp on the offense and a go-to receiver in Tyler Lockett. Running back and offensive line are unsettled. On defense Kansas State need to...

Oklahoma Football 2014 Spring Wrap Up

Oklahoma Football 2014 Spring Wrap Up Strengths & question marks coming out of spring Oklahoma’s strengths lie in two key places: the lines. The Sooners have decent depth on the offensive line to go along with a wealth of experience. Senior tackle Daryl Williams should find his way onto plenty of preseason All-American lists, and his bookend on the other side, Tyrus Thompson, has an even higher ceiling. The biggest...

Texas Tech 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up

Texas Tech 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up Strengths & question marks coming out of spring The offense feels like it is pretty much a done deal.  Davis Webb looks supremely confident and the receivers are  playing at a really high level.  The one dimension that I think they add is that this next year’s group of receivers are going to have more speed than previous years.  The offensive line is still a question mark on...

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...