I examine the issue over at Football Study Hall. * Of course it’s always possible that the NFL is simply overlooking Big 12 players that might be better than expected.
You can read up for FREE over at Inside Texas on some of the more important targets for Texas in recruiting this year and why they are so important.
Now that we’ve gone through every Big 12 recruiting class, I guess it makes sense to grade them all in comparison. This is a little tricky since each team has different goals for their program and different approaches to getting it done, but I’m basically going to rank each class on how likely it is … [Read more…]
Matt Rhule walked into a tough situation, a true fixer-upper if you’ll forgive me, in taking over Briles’ Baylor program. Beyond the acrimony over the scandal that took down Briles and much of the leadership at Baylor, Rhule also came to find a gutted roster and a recruiting class with only a single committed player. … [Read more…]
It’s a make or break year for Kliff Kingsbury at Texas Tech and that’s evident in this recruiting class, which features 11 early enrollees and nine total JUCO transfers in a group of 19 total players. I wondered if Kingsbury’s recruiting would fall off a bit here given the hot waters he’s treading in Lubbock … [Read more…]
Those games featured future Big 12 QBs Shawn Robinson (TCU), Charlie Brewer (Baylor), and Xavier Martin (Texas Tech). It also provided a nice contrast between two diverging paths I see for spread-option football. I’ll be posting more on these QBs as I wrap up my breakdowns of the Big 12 recruiting classes but read my … [Read more…]
I speculated back when Doug Meacham left TCU for a fairly unimpressive gig at Kansas that TCU was looking to change things up on offense once again. Obviously the switch to the Air Raid was very good for them and resulted in back to back 10-win seasons. But the big key was that the switch … [Read more…]
This is the big one, the highest rated B12 class and by a very wide margin. That success led Zack Kram of the leader to speculate that this class might push Oklahoma back into playoff contention. I’m going to play my favorite role as the contrarIAN and note that Oklahoma’s recent run of success that rescued … [Read more…]
I was not at all impressed with Oklahoma State’s 2016 recruiting haul, it seemed a major step down from what they had brought aboard in previous years. Then they had a brilliant season and really upped their game in DFW, leading to this group which seems much more promising overall. The biggest change in 2016 … [Read more…]