Category: Big 12 football

Jimbo Fisher On the Realignment Carousel: “It is Getting Kind of Crazy”

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Jimbo Fisher and the Florida State Seminoles are focused solely on Georgia Tech right now, but even Fisher has indicated that he's a little stressed about the uncertainty regarding his program's future. Nobody knows what conference this program will reside in beyond this year, but they might very well leave ...

Collin Klein Emerges As Front-Runner In The Heisman Trophy Race

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

For most of the early part of the season, it looked like West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith might be the run-away winner of the Heisman Trophy. Two weeks, and two Mountaineers losses, later, the new front-runner is Collin Klein, who dismantled that West Virginia team on Saturday, accounting for seven ...

West Virginia’s Big 12 Entrance Continues With Kansas State Coming To Town

Friday, October 19th, 2012

West Virginia announced its arrival into the Big 12 by beating Baylor and then going on the road to beat Texas, but that momentum came to a screeching halt when the Mountaineers lost to Texas Tech, 29-14, last weekend. But that result has to be a thing of the past ...

Dana Holgorsen Leads West Virginia Into Its First Big 12 Game

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Dana Holgorsen knows what the Big 12 is all about. West Virginia's head coach was an assistant at Texas Tech from 2000-2007, so he knows the style of football and knows plenty of the coaching staffs that have firmly entrenched themselves in the conference. There are things Holgorsen can pass along ...

Now in Big 12, West Virginia Hopes to Build On Dominating Orange Bowl Performance

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

The last time we saw the West Virginia Mountaineers football team, they were stomping Clemson 70-33 to cap off a solid season with a dominating Orange Bowl performance. That was enough for coach Dana Holgorsen to not even show his guys the film when they came back to campus in ...

Oklahoma State Coach Mike Gundy Would Have Pressed the Tempo in Title Game

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Mike Gundy isn't sitting here saying that his team would have beaten whoever it played in the national championship game. He is ultimately saying, however, that his Oklahoma State Cowboys likely would have made for a more entertaining game against LSU. The Cowboys ranked second in the FBS in scoring and ...

Bill Snyder’s Wildcats Can Prove They Are Among the Elite Against Oklahoma

Friday, October 28th, 2011

There may be no greater team story in college football this season than the resurgence of Kansas State's program once again under the direction of Bill Snyder. The legendary coach has his team at 7-0 with victories over the likes of Miami, Baylor, Missouri and Texas Tech, the team that ...

Is TCU Better Off Now Than It Would Be Had It Originally Been Part of the Big 12?

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Would TCU be where it is today if it had been a part of the Big 12 from the the conference's inception? It's a pretty fair question to ask, and coach Gary Patterson seems to think the Horned Frogs might be better off. The trade off of course would be ...

Oklahoma State Coach Mike Gundy on Rule-Breaking Programs: “The penalties have to be so severe that they’re not willing to take that chance.”

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

The argument that the NCAA needs to throw the book at rule-breaking coaches has been thrown around frequently lately, but is far from new. It's an idea usually espoused by the media though. Coming from someone in the coaching fraternity? That's a bit different. Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy has one ...

The Relatively Unknown Prince Amukamara Will Become A Household Name Soon Enough

Monday, February 21st, 2011

This past season, Prince Amukamara of Nebraska won the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year Award becoming the third Cornhusker to do so in school history.  His physical style of play and his ability to lock down top wide receivers in the Big 12 makes him a good fit for ...