1. Bob Stoops Thinks Players Get Enough, Shouldn't Get Full-Cost Scholarships

    Bob Stoops has spoken. Players get enough. The Sporting News ' Matt Hayes talked with the head football coach at Oklahoma over pay-for-play and full-cost scholarships, and Stoops didn't mince his words...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 4,457 reads 19 comments

  2. What Coaches Need to See from Their Quarterbacks in Spring Football

    Improvement. That's the one singular thing that all coaches like to see in every player at practice. But for quarterbacks, that improvement gets a little more specific because of the role they play on the team...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 1,071 reads 0 comments

  3. Why Oklahoma Is the Most Balanced Team in the Big 12

    Oklahoma had a so-so year in 2012. For most teams, a 10-2 regular season record would be considered a helluva season. Yet, for Oklahoma, it was just so-so. Meh . You have to like the high standards that have been set in Norman, Oklahoma...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 3,555 reads 13 comments

  4. Is Oregon or Stanford the Pac-12's Best Bet to Dethrone the SEC in 2013?

    Let's pretend that an SEC team will be playing for the 2013 BCS championship. Actually, let's not pretend, let's just assume—why beat around the bush here? Which team ...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 1,510 reads 25 comments

  5. How Does Latest Player Arrest Affect Texas Longhorns?

    In what's becoming an all-too-familiar rite of spring passage for college football players, another arrest has occurred over the weekend...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 4,574 reads 12 comments

  6. Big 12 Football: Why TCU Can Really Win the Big 12

    I know, it's a little early to be making spring predictions. And while a relatively safe bet in the Big 12 is always Oklahoma or Texas, last season proved to be a disappointment for both teams—neither made it to a BCS bowl...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 5,192 reads 22 comments

  7. When College Football Season Ends in L.A., It Really ENDS

    I'm totally jealous of SEC fans. They get to talk about college football five days a week because everyone in SEC country talks about it five days a week...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 3,312 reads 26 comments

  8. The Must-Haves for Any Modern College Football Facility

    Flashy. Shiny. New. That's the rumored secret to getting recruits' attention. And the media's attention...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 6,326 reads 6 comments

  9. Athlon Ranks Jim Mora No. 8, Lane Kiffin No. 11 Among All Pac-12 Coaches

    According to Athlon Sports , Jim Mora is the eighth-best head coach in the Pac -12 and Lane Kiffin is only better than a coach who has never been a head coach before...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 2,514 reads 19 comments

  10. Recruiting Coordinators Are the Most Underappreciated Men in College Football

    Angus McClure has been at UCLA since then-head coach Karl Dorrell hired him as the Bruins' tight ends coach in 2007...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 4,638 reads 4 comments

  11. Oregon Spring Practice Won't Be Any Different Under Mark Helfrich

    The Oregon Duck basketball season has ended. Time to usher in its football season under new head coach Mark Helfrich . Like his predecessor Chip Kelly, Helfrich will ban fans and media from spring practice...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 2,259 reads 9 comments

  12. Why USC Football Is the Duke of College Football

    When my husband and I tuned in to watch the Duke vs. Louisville basketball game a few days ago, an odd thing happened while we were discussing which team would receive the benefit of our cheering...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 3,927 reads 26 comments

  13. Even with Move to the Big 12, Why Is West Virginia's Athletic Dept. in the Red?

    West Virginia's balance sheet is ugly and it probably won't get any better in the near future despite joining the Big 12...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 1,186 reads 4 comments

  14. What Jim Mora Is Expecting Out of UCLA's Spring Football Practices

    UCLA football begins today. Spring practice, that is. The Pac -12 South champions will start their first official practice of 2013 on Tuesday with high expectations and a new sense of urgency...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 1,821 reads 1 comments

  15. What did we Learn from Texas' Spring Football Game?

    Texas held its 2013 Orange-White game on Saturday and while most spring games are just a glorified scrimmage with an opportunity to keep fans engaged during baseball season, a couple of things cropped up that were slightly unexpected...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 258 reads 12 comments

  16. If College Coaches Can Pay for Assistants' Mistakes, What's Emmert's Excuse?

    NCAA President Mark Emmert was interviewed on ESPN 's "Mike and Mike In the Morning" radio show last week and unknowingly opened a new can of worms...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 112 reads 21 comments

  17. Do Sweeping Staff Changes Really Help a Head Coach Survive?

    Frank Beamer has been Virginia Tech's head coach for 27 years. Known for remarkable stability in its football program, the Hokies just made some startling changes to its coaching staff, according to ESPN's Heather Dinich ...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 2,194 reads 2 comments

  18. Dallas? Why a Traditional Venue Should Host CFB's First Playoff Title Game

    The first college football national championship game, to be held after the new four-game playoffs in 2014, is a "virtual lock" to be held at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, according to multiple news outlets...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 569 reads 2 comments

  19. How Big a Bowl Berth Does USC's Lane Kiffin Need in 2013 to Save His Job?

    He's sitting on the hottest seat in college football. So, what's it going to take to power down those rocket boosters under Lane Kiffin 's chair? A bowl berth in the 2013 post ...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 2,419 reads 46 comments

  20. Just How Special are Special Teams in College Football?

    When you think of special teams, you probably think of Beamer Ball at Virginia Tech. Hokie head coach Frank Beamer is considered the master of special team play ...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 1,667 reads 3 comments

  21. With Ben Howland Firing, Does That Mean—Gulp!—Football Is No. 1 at UCLA?

    Three Final Four appearances in the NCAA tournament aren't good enough at UCLA—basketball head coach Ben Howland was dismissed Sunday, one day after the school denied multiple reports that Howland was terminated...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 4,012 reads 8 comments

  22. Dissecting a College Football Halftime Speech

    What elements go into a great halftime speech? Fire and brimstone? Anger? Inspiration? On January 11, 2011, Miami (OH) interim coach Lance Guidry gave an inspiring pregame ...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 2,634 reads 3 comments

  23. Thursday's Mailbag: Your Questions on College Football Answered

    Every Thursday I reach into my mailbag and answer a few questions from football fans across the country. If you would like me to answer a question regarding FBS football—and ...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 139 reads 0 comments

  24. Will We Ever See a High School Football Star Jump Straight to NFL?

    A record 74 underclassmen declared for the 2013 NFL Draft and that mark broke the previous record of 65 set last year...

    Lisa Horne Written by Lisa Horne about over 1 year ago 7,678 reads 4 comments

  25. Top College Football Moments in UCLA History

    UCLA athletics are second to none. The school has produced an astounding 250 Olympic medal winners—only 22 countries have produced more medal winners than UCLA...

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