Archive for July, 2013

2013 Florida State Football Predictions With QB E.J. Manuel now in the NFL, the big question in Tallahassee for 2013 revolves around who will fill his sizable shoes for the Seminoles. The battle appears to be primarily between redshirt freshmen Jameis Winston, Sean Maguire and sophomore Jacob Coker. Winston was a spring standout, and he […]

2013 TCU Football Predictions TCU head coach Gary Patterson has amassed a record of 116-36 in his dozen seasons at the school, with a combined five conference championships (four in the Big West, one in Conference USA), an undefeated 2010 squad and seven bowl wins. The school’s all-time winningest coach, Patterson has turned down jobs […]

2013 Oklahoma State Football Predictions In his eight seasons at Oklahoma State, head coach Mike Gundy has racked up a W-L mark of 67-35 in one of the nation’s strongest power conferences. Last season’s 8-5 mark was capped off by a resounding 58-14 rout of Purdue in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. Twelve starters return […]

2013 Oklahoma Football Predictions Bob Stoops has been the head coach at Oklahoma for fourteen seasons, with a record of 149-37, numbers that don’t require a mathematician to determine he’s done pretty well for himself. As he embarks on his fifteenth year in Norman, he faces a situation that he’s rarely encountered; no clear-cut QB […]

2013 Baylor Football Predictions One of the nation’s more recent “feel good” stories, the Baylor Bears have consistently been among the better college football programs for the past decade or so, demonstrated by their run of three consecutive seasons (2010-12) with seven or more victories, something the Waco school hadn’t accomplished since 1949-51. Head coach […]

2013 Texas Tech Football Predictions The Red Raiders were college football’s Jekyll and Hyde team in 2012, looking like a Top Ten team through mid-season, but then lost four of their final five before regrouping to beat Minnesota in the Meineke Car Care Bowl to wind up at 8-5. The Red Raiders also welcome a […]

2013 Texas Football Predictions In his fifteen seasons at Texas, Mack Brown has built up an impressive record of 150-43, along the way capturing two Big-12 titles, a national championship in 2005, and fourteen bowl appearances. He’s maintained the great legacy that Longhorn faithful expect, but as with almost all “super schools,” double-digit winning seasons […]

2013 Louisville Football Predictions For their Big East (now American Athletic Conference) swansong, the 2013 Louisville Cardinals are expected to dominate the lame-duck conference before joining the considerably tougher and more-respected ACC for 2014. In three seasons, head coach Charlie Strong has almost single-handedly built the ‘Ville’s program into one that’s earned national respect and […]

2013 Boise State Football Predictions Boise State Preview Following an unsettled off-season in which it first appeared the Broncos would inexplicably become a member of the Big East, saner heads prevailed and Boise will remain in the more geographically-friendly Mountain West Conference. Head coach Chris Petersen will lead the Broncos for the ninth year, but […]

2013 Penn State Football Predictions With all the intense scrutiny involving the Jerry Sandusky mess behind them (or at least in the rearview mirror), the Nittany faithful are more than ready to get back to what Penn State is supposed to be about in the fall, smash-mouth, solid fundamental football. Head coach Bill O’Brien did […]