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    It's hard to believe we're entering the tenth season of the nation's most exciting conference, and yet here we are. Last season featured plot twist after plot twist until TCU and Oklahoma State emerged as the cream of the crop. This year, several more teams are expected to rise to that level and truly contend. With three teams ranked in the top 6 in the preseason coaches' poll, the Big XII is solidified as the conference to watch this season--and anyone who has watched this conference up close knows just how good of a show it can put on. This preview comes in our traditional XII-part form with some appetizers to whet your hunger before some deep dives later on, so take your time reading and enjoy the ride. I. Projected Standings and Conference Title Odds The projected records are licensed from the Chicago Tribune once again. The betting odds are experts' opinions intended for entertainment purposes only. 1. TCU (9.9-2.1 overall, 7.8-1.2 Big XII) (+150) 2. Oklahoma State (9.3-2.7 overall, 6.9-2.1 Big XII) (+180) 3. Oklahoma (8.8-3.2 overall, 6.5-2.5 Big XII) (+250) 4. Kansas (8.3-3.7 overall, 6.1-2.9 Big XII) (+500) 5. Texas (6.4-5.6 overall, 4.8-4.2 Big XII) (+500) 6. Baylor (6.2-5.8 overall, 4.3-4.7 Big XII) (+900) 7. Texas Tech (5.1-6.9 overall, 3.3-5.7 Big XII) (+1000) 8. Iowa State (3.8-8.2 overall, 2.7-6.3 Big XII) (+2000) 9. Kansas State (3-9 overall, 1.4-7.6 Big XII) (+5000) 10. West Virginia (1.7-10.3 overall, 1.2-7.8 Big XII) (+2500) As always, +150 means "bet $100 to win $150" and -150 means "bet $150 to win $100" Big XII Championship Game prediction: TCU (-3.5) over Oklahoma State II. Preseason Media Awards OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Solomon McLaughlin, RB, Texas Tech DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Roman Blackmon, CB, TCU OFFENSIVE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Demetrius Clay, TE, Iowa State DEFENSIVE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Shawn Hodge, SS, Baylor III. Preseason All-Big XII Team QB: Ian Baldwin, Oklahoma State RB: Solomon McLaughlin, Texas Tech FB: Jeremy Churchill, Baylor WR: Lamont Wilder, Baylor WR: Jeremy Bridges, Oklahoma State TE: Jaime Bautista, Kansas OT: Tyson Chadwick, TCU OT: Bobby Drake, Texas OG: Walter Shannon, Texas Tech OG: Edward Meyer, Oklahoma State C: Charlie Becker, Texas Tech DE: Curtis Jones, Texas Tech DE: Jamari Callahan, Kansas DT: David Kaiser, Oklahoma DT: Amir Pryor, Oklahoma State ILB: Garrett Powers, Baylor ILB: Austin Callahan, Texas Tech OLB: Brian Suarez, Oklahoma State OLB: Zachary McHale, Baylor CB: Roman Blackmon, TCU CB: Sebastian Byrd, Oklahoma State FS: Richard Clemons, Kansas SS: Anthony Easter, TCU K: Louis Dwyer, Oklahoma P: Aden Evans, Kansas KR: Jamel Herron, West Virginia PR: Ladarius McKinnon, Oklahoma IV. Bowl Projections College Football Playoff: TCU (vs. BYU) College Football Playoff: Oklahoma State (vs. Nevada) Sugar Bowl: Oklahoma (vs. Georgia) Alamo Bowl: Kansas (vs. Arizona) Orlando Bowl: Texas (vs. Clemson) Texas Bowl: Baylor (vs. LSU) V. Heisman Contenders Tier 1 Solomon McLaughlin, RB, Texas Tech Felix Luck, QB, TCU Ian Baldwin, QB, Oklahoma State Christian Graham, QB, Kansas Tier 2 Kofi McCullough, RB, Iowa State Maurice White, RB, Oklahoma Simeon Wells, RB, Texas Tier 3 Martin Lake, QB, West Virginia Lucas Beckwith OR Kyler Tackett, QB, Texas Sebastian Byrd, CB, Oklahoma State Roman Blackmon, CB, TCU VI. Swipe Right on Me, NFLHC The nation's most exciting conference has some of the nation's hottest draft prospects. In this section, we take a look at some of the seniors with Sunday potential and ask what type of NFL team would be a match for them. Baylor: Lamont Wilder, WR. Steady hands, precise route-running, and a talent for red-zone playmaking should draw any pass-first team's attention to Wilder. He's never caught fewer than 66 passes in a season, never earned fewer than 900 receiving yards, and caught 32 touchdown passes in three seasons so far. Iowa State: Omar Vernon, OLB. Vernon may not be the highest-profile prospect, but he's the only NFL-level senior on the entire Cyclone team. An NFL team looking for a developmental, versatile linebacker should be tempted to snatch him up: he excels in coverage but has also recorded 5.5 sacks, a tackle for loss, a forced fumble, and a safety in his career. Kansas: Samuel Hardy, TE. Of Kansas's draft prospects, Hardy might carry the lowest profile as a tight end who's used more for blocking than for pass-catching as Jaime Bautista is, even if he did catch a couple of touchdown passes. Given his size and his quickness, he'd fit most on a team oriented around more versatile option plays, outside speed runs, and/or run-first quarterbacks--he's going to be much more of a threat protecting the backfield than stretching the offense downfield. Kansas State: Julius Minnow, QB. Like Vernon, Minnow makes this list in large part because he's the only NFL-level senior on his team. Unlike Vernon, there are a lot more question marks about Minnow due to the fact that it's been three seasons since he's seen playing time (and we'll talk more about that later). Any team looking for a player who's willing to develop and brings a better attitude to the locker room than a certain other Wildcat quarterback should take a chance on Minnow. Oklahoma: Maurice White, RB. Oklahoma's stud of a runningback made himself a household name with a 238-yard, 4-touchdown performance against Texas Tech during his freshman season. All he's done then is put together a career of steady rock-toting and breakaway speed that prepare him to be a feature back in the NFL. He'd fit on a team looking to build a run-oriented offense; he didn't perform nearly as well per-carry on limited touches as he did when he was the primary focus of the Sooner offense. Oklahoma State: Edward Meyer, OG. Remember how Barack Holmes ran for 16 touchdowns on nearly 5.3 yards per carry last year? A huge part of that was the fact that his offensive line opened up room to run, and the combination of Edward Meyer and center Jay Sotelo made that happen. Sotelo's gone now, but Meyer is a mauler who will bulldoze a four-lane road for any power back who needs a path up the middle at the NFL level. TCU: Roman Blackmon, CB. After 6 interceptions, 2 passes defended, and a serious candidacy for Big XII Defensive Player of the Year, Blackmon is the must-see prospect on a team full of must-see prospects. A team that needs a cornerback who has ball skills, who has the height and athleticism to contest jump balls, and who has the foresight to get in position against back-shoulder fades and tough out routes would enjoy having Blackmon around. Texas: Simeon Wells, RB. Could've easily gone with Tristan Priest here, but Wells is more intriguing. His freshman and sophomore season seemed to leave something on the table, but his junior season was a huge step forward at 122.6 yards per game on nearly 5.5 yards per carry. He might end up being the type of runningback who's at his best complementing a team with a good passing game as he did with Kyler Tackett--though he'll also have more experience in a scrambler-oriented offense after this year. Texas Tech: Samir Sample, DE. The only one on this list who hasn't played a down, Sample is on this list because he's an intriguing prospect from day 1. His skillset points more toward a player whose primary responsibility is as simple as "see the quarterback, hit the quarterback." He'll likely be asked to do more in a defense that seems more prepared to run a 3-4. If successful he'll impress GMs due to his versatility; if he underwhelms, a better scheme fit would still give him upside as a prospect. West Virginia: Aaron Pagan, DE. His story's much more simple than Sample's. Like our friend from Lubbock, Pagan's main skillset is "see the quarterback, hit the quarterback." In this case, Pagan's role matches up with that--and he was really good at it last year, as we'll discuss later. Like Vernon and Minnow, Pagan will be more of a developmental prospect. But give him time on a practice squad, give him a chance to develop, and the same type of player who put up 11.0 sacks and 8 tackles for loss as a junior will reward you. VII. Big XII Career Record Watch Rushing yards Record: Sterling Brown, Texas (5239) Challengers: Maurice White, Oklahoma (4831); Simeon Wells, Texas (4440); Solomon McLaughlin, Texas Tech (3676) Rushing touchdowns Record: Sterling Brown, Texas (75) Challengers: Solomon McLaughlin, Texas Tech (50); Simeon Wells, Texas (49); Maurice White, Oklahoma (48) Carries Mohamed Mustafa, West Virginia (972) Challengers: Maurice White, Oklahoma (941); Simeon Wells, Texas (890); Solomon McLaughlin, Texas Tech (712) 100-yard rushing games Record: Sean Egloff, Oklahoma (28); Arturo Pacheco, Iowa State (28); Maurice White, Oklahoma (28, active) Challengers: Maurice White, Oklahoma (28); Simeon Wells, Texas (27); Solomon McLaughlin, Texas Tech (26) Receiving touchdowns Record: Raheem Robinson, Oklahoma State (42) Challengers: Lamont Wilder, Baylor (32) Sacks Record: Anthony Ortiz, Oklahoma State (23); Hudson Adam, West Virginia (23) Challengers: Jamari Callahan, Kansas (16.5) Interceptions Record: Kyle Cunningham, Baylor (21) Challengers: Sebastian Byrd, Oklahoma State (12); Lamont Carson, West Virginia (11) Kicking Points Record: Alejandro Aguirre, Oklahoma (404) Challengers: Louis Dwyer, Oklahoma (361); Joel Hawley, Kansas (334); William Finn, TCU (319) VIII. The 22nd Player These ten players may have only just shown up at the last minute, but last is not least. These newcomers and ex-redshirts are going to make an impact. Who are they? Baylor: Shawn Hodge, SS. The redshirt freshman from just outside of Austin city limits slots in as the starting strong safety in a fully revamped Baylor secondary. The defense last year gave up 18 touchdowns to 7 interceptions in the regular season--that's too many big plays allowed and not enough forced. The emergence of Hodge to shift the big-play ratio in their favor would bolster what should be an elite front seven and offset the losses of Kyle Cunningham and Omar Bush. Iowa State: Demetrius Clay, TE/DE. As long as it hasn't hit the kiln yet, Iowa State wants to mold the clay. The redshirt freshman whose physicality in particular comes highly touted is currently pegged as the starter at tight end on offense and right end on defense. Whether he'll be the next Marquise Reed, the next Darius Waters, or somewhere in between is an open question. But the Cyclones see him as a key player, someone who can open up rushing lanes for Kofi McCullough, and someone who can make plays as long as he's in the game--so they want him in the game as long as possible. Kansas: Walter Munoz, OT. Last year, Kansas's offensive line struggled as much as it ever had after the departure of four starters to graduation. Armani Bello missing time with an injury didn't help matters, either. But the addition of true freshman Walter Munoz should provide additional insurance for the line as a whole as well as a much better option specifically for protecting the blindside of rising junior quarterback Christian Graham. He'll draw immediate comparisons to Ben Goode; whether he lives up to that is soon to be determined. Kansas State: Julius Minnow, QB*. I'm cheating a little bit here, because Minnow is not a newcomer. He started five games in 2018 in place of an ineffective Aiden Higgins and threw 7 touchdowns to 1 interception in that span. He then proceeded to hit the sophomore slump in a bad way, throwing 8 touchdowns to 12 picks in 2019 and getting benched for Higgins for two games. The Wildcats recruited Rahim Murrell and redshirted Minnow, but he earned his job back as a redshirt senior this year. Nobody's expecting him to light the world on fire, but a full season of good, consistent, un-Murrell-like performances would be more than enough. Oklahoma: Jeremiah Melvin, DE. One of the few new starters in Oklahoma's lineup, Melvin is the final piece of what should be a nasty defensive front. This is a unit that held opponents under 4.0 yards per carry last season, and Melvin's specialty is setting edges and keeping runningbacks and scramblers alike from finding any room to run. The Sooners will need him to perform in that role, though they'll also need him and sophomore Max Abel to find their form as true edge rushers--otherwise, that's going to show up as a weakness for the playoff hopefuls. Oklahoma State: Amral Brown, RB. The run game for Oklahoma State was more than fine last year, as Barack Holmes rushed for 1,393 yards and 16 touchdowns on 5.3 yards per carry. But the Cowboys still secured an upgrade, landing human bowling ball Amral Brown from the junior college circuit. At 5-6 and 231 pounds, Brown combines the low center of gravity needed to be elusive with the raw strength needed to take on linemen and linebackers head-on. The Cowboys lack for little else just about anywhere on the field, but a game-changing tailback could take them from good to great--or from great to awesome. TCU: Antonio Logan, OG and Hayden Breaux, OT*. Second purple team, second time I'm cheating. TCU gets two players on this list because both are important for the same reason. The Horned Frogs are starting two freshmen on the offensive line, and that might make it the most vulnerable unit on the team. Of course, they're surrounded by plenty of talent: senior Tyson Chadwick is a rock-steady left tackle, and interior linemen Josh Carlisle and James Kaplan are great options as well. If either Logan or Breaux struggles, TCU could potentially face issues against some of the better defensive fronts in the conference. If they both make an instant impact, though, it's going to be hard to stop the TCU offense at any point this year. Texas: Lucas Beckwith, QB. Two-year starter Kyler Tackett appears headed to the bench despite posting a 64.4% completion percentage and a 147.5 passer rating last season. But a new coach means a clean slate, and Beckwith appears to have won the starting job coming out of fall camp. As one of just two Big XII teams to bench their starting quarterback (and the only one who's making any kind of gamble doing so), Texas is hoping that Beckwith can go above and beyond Tackett's baseline. He's more naturally mobile, but whether he can display the same accuracy, zip, and touch on his throws that Tackett could will be perhaps the defining set of questions for this Longhorn season. Texas Tech: Samir Sample, DE. It's quite possible that the two highest-impact newcomers are the last two listed. Samir Sample is nothing short of a stud, and he continues the tradition of elite defensive line play at Texas Tech. Not much is known about him yet other than the fact that he likes to hit quarterbacks and he's really good at it; his impact projects well enough that I'm not selecting a quarterback for this slot even though it's by far the biggest question mark for the Red Raiders. Sample's also going to get to play next to Kahau Tupa'i at defensive tackle and Curtis Jones (more on him in a minute) on the other side at defensive end. Playing in a 3-4 will be a learning experience for him, but let's be honest--talent is going to find a way to shine, and Sample has it in bunches. West Virginia: Martin Lake, QB. Since the start of the 2016 season, there have been four Big XII quarterbacks who maintained a passer rating below 100 in a season while attempting at least 100 passes. Two of them played for West Virginia last season, so Martin Lake instantly became a priority. (He's also backed up by George Story, who also ought to be a more competent option than either Darren Lemons or Bobby Davies.) Lake isn't quite a Mohammed Foster-type runner and gunner, nor is he quite a Gary Baldacci-type stand-and-deliver pocket passer. He's capable of moving around and making plays when he has to, but he prefers to keep his eyes downfield and it's more his arm than his feet that's going to win ballgames. With a very young offense surrounding him, Lake will be a centerpiece and then some as West Virginia looks to bounce back from last season. IX. Titanium Rods Titanium is element number 22 on the periodic table. Its strength and light weight make it indispensable in industry; likewise, these players are indispensable for their team. Who are they? For added challenge, no quarterbacks or runningbacks allowed. Baylor: Lamont Wilder, WR. It would be easy to go with one of the many quality linebackers here--but redundancy reduces the importance of each individual even if the linebacker unit as a whole is the most crucial. Wilder, entering what feels like his 20th year as a Baylor Bear, is by far the biggest play-to-play threat on the offense. His route-running and ability to stretch a defense vertically and horizontally will open things up for everyone else, and as an added bonus he'll lead by example for the talented young receivers flanking him. Iowa State: Paul Bryant, OLB. Baby Bear has yet to make a massive splash for the Cyclones, but he is still easily one of the most talented players on the defense (the other being strong safety Laurent Daniel). Iowa State's defense forced the fewest turnovers (6) of any Big XII school last season, so unlocking any kind of big-play ability from Bryant would go a long way toward bringing Iowa State out of its two-season slide. Kansas: Jamari Callahan, DE. Through his true sophomore season, Callahan is already Kansas's career leader in sacks, forced fumbles, and fumble recoveries. He has a chance to make a run at the Big XII career sack record, and the only player who's in his neighborhood among Jayhawk defensive linemen is current teammate Noah Urlacher. Callahan will anchor the best defensive line that the Jayhawks have ever had, and their ability to get pressure on quarterbacks to force them into bad throws will be decisive in how far this team will go. Kansas State: Brendan Scherer, ILB. The Wildcats' unquestioned star took on the leadership of the defense as a freshman. He was the fourth Kansas State player to record 40 tackles and a sack in one season, the fourth to record 40 tackles and an interception in one season, and the first to pair 40 tackles with both sack and a pick all in one year. He's expected to make a great leap forward from year one to year two, which will be much needed on a defense that projects to be deep but lacks star power outside of Scherer and maybe defensive tackle Jonah Caruso. Oklahoma: Lucas Dykes, WR. Tai Miller is far and away the best wide receiver in Sooner history, having hauled in 3,989 receiving yards and 34 touchdown catches. The next-closest receiver in both categories? That's Otis Turner, whose 2,232 yards and 24 scores pale in comparison. Oklahoma hasn't had a true #1 guy in an offense capable of using him since Miller, but assuming Eric Pope can make strides under center (or in the case that redshirt freshman Nick Brohm is handed the reins), Dykes has the steady hands, fast twitch, and lightning-quick change of direction ability to be a threat on every down. Oklahoma State: Sebastian Byrd, CB. The reigning Big XII Defensive Player of the Year, Byrd is the key member of a secondary that last year led the Big XII in passes intercepted (17), yards allowed per attempt (6.3), and passer rating allowed (109.6) excluding bowl games. Oklahoma State's defense has key cogs on all levels, from Amir Pryor to Brian Suarez to free safety Prince Pruitt--but Byrd's 7 interceptions and 3 pass breakups showed that he's a true difference-maker on the outside. We can't wait to see him matched up against either player directly above or below him on this list. TCU: Griffin McHanna, WR/KR/PR. There are a lot of people who could fill this role, because TCU is a ridiculously talented team. Finn Nielsen and Miguel Aguilera will be steady no matter what. F.T. Grady adds intrigue from the slot. The defense will be a stone wall, and the run game's a wild card that will still play second fiddle to the air attack. McHanna, though, has long been the one with game-changing athleticism and potential, and getting him into spots where he can shine will give TCU that all-important explosive element that they need. His playmaking as a receiver and a returner is irreplaceable. Texas: Tristan Priest, DE. After Damani Jeffries's surprise early declaration, Jabari Fletcher's graduation, and Devon Braxton's 1-interception season, Priest is the main breath of fresh air from an otherwise trying season. He led the team with 8.5 sacks and 4 tackles for loss, and with Zion Gaines and Jamal Robinson next to him he's not going to be facing a lot of double teams next year either. Texas will need to continue to put pressure on opponents in the backfield, or they'll finish 9th in the conference in yards allowed per completion again. Priest is going to have to be the catalyst there. Texas Tech: Curtis Jones, DE. While Austin Callahan earned the headlines for setting the Big XII record for interceptions by a linebacker, Curtis Jones is the guy to watch for the Red Raiders. After being a utility backup as a freshman, he settled into his starting role with aplomb: 12.0 sacks, 7 additional tackles for loss, and 54 tackles over the course of the season--all were team-highs, and the sack count was tied for the 2nd-most in Big XII history (Jeremy Miller, 14). The scariest part? He is the Charybdis to Samir Sample's Scylla, and trying to navigate between the two is just asking to get the ball knocked loose for a turnover. West Virginia: Aaron Pagan, DE. This could have easily been Lamont Carson, the best option in a seriously young secondary--but that would be a disservice to the monster season that Pagan put together last year. His 11.0 sacks were second in the Big XII to Curtis Jones, his 8 tackles for loss were second in the Big XII to David Kaiser, his 43 tackles were a team-high, and he forced the only fumble the defense recorded. all season. The defensive front is more talented than the secondary, which ought to mean opposing offenses can't afford to avoid him lest they find Riley Reardon or Elvis Cornejo. The Mountaineers will certainly need that line to act quickly to prevent the secondary from getting burned. X. Catch-22 Every team enters the season with its challenges and its question marks. What stands in the way? Baylor: Baylor has a ton of defensive talent. They also had a ton of defensive talent last year, and it didn't translate on the scoreboard then as they finished 89th in the country in points allowed per game at 26.7. Thomas Morton, Garrett Powers, and Zachary McHale make an unbelievably powerful one-two-three linebacker punch at their respective peaks. Will an extra year of development be the difference-maker? Iowa State: Kofi McCullough showed productivity (129.0 yards per game) and explosiveness (5.2 yards per carry, long of 70) in a monster freshman season. But they struggled to throw the ball, and the predictability of the offense caused it to suffer. Can Vaughn Sheppard, like Clifford Wilcox before him, shrug off those struggles and take a big step forward? Kansas: The Jayhawks had a ton of holes last year, notably at receiver, offensive line, and linebacker and won 9 games anyway. They lost wideout Chris Burgos to early declaration, lost their top two runningbacks, and lost top cornerback Bradley Spurlock. Can a team held up by scotch tape succeed in an increasingly difficult conference? Kansas State: Since going to a bowl game in 2016, the Wildcats are 16-44 overall and 4-35 in Big XII play. They're slowly but steadily infusing more talent into the program (see: Scherer, Brendan) but talented players like Rahim Murrell, Devon Tillman, Ricky Seau, Matthew Mayfield, and Javier Tovar have come and gone without ending the drought. What will it take? Oklahoma: The Sooners have a bell cow of a runningback in Maurice White. They have an elite set of receivers, a solid offensive line, and a formidable defense. They also return a quarterback who threw for 9 touchdowns and 6 interceptions last year and suffered growing pains when allowed to have a larger role in the offense to balance things out. Can Eric Pope become an offensive focal point? Oklahoma State: It's hard to pick anything to be worried about with Oklahoma State. They have the foundation for a team that will be really good even if things go wrong. But what will take them from good to great is a more consistent Ian Baldwin, who had six games under 60% passing last season and threw 8 picks in a 7-game span from week 9 through the Big XII Championship Game. Can he go from starter to star? TCU: Like Oklahoma State, the TCU Horned Frogs are also in a really, really good position. They do have two areas of concern, though. The offensive line is younger than usual, and the run game is unproven. They haven't had a player rush for 1000 yards on 4.5 yards per carry since Bradley Cooley in 2017, but having that added dimension would make the offense unstoppable. Can they put it all together on that side of the ball? Texas: The Longhorns are coming off of their first-ever losing season, and over the last three years have maintained a record of 20-19 (10-15 in Big XII play). They have a lot of solid players, and while few have displayed star potential they're now under the tutelage of 2016 national champion constapatedape. Will the transition be smooth sailing or will it find rocky waters? Texas Tech: Chase Shapiro was a career 59% passer who finished with 18 touchdowns to 15 interceptions before somehow being drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals. While Shapiro's stats were uninspiring, his baseline was acceptable at the very least. Now, the Red Raiders start redshirt sophomore Donald Garrett, who would be a third-string on most Big XII teams. What can they get out of him to provide any relief for Solomon McLaughlin? West Virginia: The Mountaineers have hit the recruiting trail hard over the past couple of years, and the fruits of their labor are beginning to show up on the playing field now. That's in part a testament to their precociousness and in part a testament to their need for any talent on the field. The result is a seriously young team, with freshmen occupying key spots at runningback, receiver, offensive and defensive line, and defensive secondary. Can those young'uns hit the ground running? XI. I Don't Know About You, But I'm Feeling 22 Every team enters the season with optimism and exclamation marks. What guides them Swift-ly on their journey? Baylor: Lamont Wilder's back. Caleb Olmsted and Miles Street both return after gaining a year's experience. But the biggest thing the Bears have going for them is an awesome front seven. Last year that talent was concentrated among the linebackers; this year, the defensive line takes a step forward with Ezekiel Sewell's development. Meanwhile, mentioning the linebacker trio starts to come off as a broken record--but come on. How many teams can boast an edge rusher like Zachary McHale to complement two fearsome interior linebackers like Thomas Morton and true sophomore Garrett Powers? If the defense clicks, it's going to be scary. Iowa State: Kofi McCullough is nothing short of a stud, becoming the second Big XII runningback ever to put up 1500 yards and 15 touchdowns in a freshman season. That's despite still being quite raw even for a redshirt frosh, and it's despite being the sole focus of every defense once they realized that Vaughn Sheppard couldn't hurt them. He wasn't just a volume back either; he averaged 5.1 yards per carry despite one of the toughest lifts you can ask of any football player at any position. Just imagine what he can do with an improved quarterback, a stronger defense led by Paul Bryant and Laurent Daniel, a stud blocking tight end, and a year of experience. Kansas: Most of last year's 9-win team returns, and none of the points where the team was at its strongest suffered losses outside of cornerback. Christian Graham comes back, as do tight ends Jaime Bautista and Samuel Hardy. The offensive line improves. The linebackers improve. The secondary should stay solid. But the biggest reason for optimism in Lawrence is the fact that they have the best defensive line in school history with Jamari Callahan, Albert Duke, Abdoul Mayo, and Noah Urlacher from one end to the other. This defensive line is a hammer, and every opposing backfield is suddenly looking like a nail. Kansas State: It's been hard to find a star defensive player for Kansas State since David Doherty, and a star is exactly what Brendan Scherer has the potential to become. But there will be enough words written on him--shouldn't Sammy Schuler and Jonah Caruso get their due as well? Schuler may have only had one pick last year as a true freshman, but he's poised to have a breakout as a sophomore. Caruso, meanwhile, showed flashes of the mauler he can become with a team high-tying 3 tackles for loss. These guys are foundation pieces that a bowl defense can be built upon. Oklahoma: One of just four teams whose fortunes were said to be "skyrocketing" by the Chicago Tribune, Oklahoma is solid in just about every way that matters. A strong secondary, led by Elijah Williams. A good set of linebackers, even post-Jeremy Green. A young but highly talented defensive line, with David Kaiser as its centerpiece. They'll block well up front with Freddie Vanstone assisting a solid offensive line. They have an elite group of receivers, a quarterback they expect to see improvement from, and--most importantly--an elite redshirt senior runningback whose explosiveness can change the complexion of a game. There are so many different ways this team is capable of soaring. Oklahoma State: Unlike their in-state counterparts, the Cowboys don't need to improve much to be optimistic. The Big XII runners-up and Sugar Bowl winners already didn't lose a ton. Trevor Orlando's gone, sure, but Brian Suarez's role can expand to make up the difference. Receiver and returner Jay Dunn is gone, sure, but Samuel Barfield's role can also expand to make up the difference. Meanwhile, Amir Pryor is a year older and ready for a breakout, Prince Pruitt is one of the most talented young safeties in the conference, Big XII Defensive Player of the Year Sebastian Byrd returns, Amral Brown bolsters the run game, and even a small step forward for Ian Baldwin would make this team a national title contender. This is going to be a fun team to watch. TCU: They finally broke through to win the Big XII Conference, make the playoffs, and defeat Michigan in the quarterfinals before falling to Purdue--and they enter 2022 as one of the top two national title favorites. So many of their key contributors came back. They've got a veteran front seven, and it's hard to tell who's even going to be the best between Elliot McElmore, Chance Herring, Adriel Sierra, and Kwon Shaw. They have an elite secondary that loses only Matthew Dyson; Roman Blackmon returns after a 6-pick season, and true freshman Patrick Ross is likely going to be the best nickelback in the country. They have an embarrassment of riches at receiver and tight end between Finn Nielsen, Griffin McHanna, Miguel Aguilera, and freshman slot receiver F.T. Grady. They have Felix Luck, who set a TCU record for single-season touchdown passes. And if they can get anything from the run game to keep things balanced, how do you stop that offense or score on that defense? Texas: Big changes mean more chances for improvement--but the Longhorns still have a strong base to work from. Simeon Wells is a fantastic runningback, and he'll likely surpass multiple current school and conference rushing records. Bobby Drake is one of the best linemen in the conference, so Wells and Lucas Beckwith won't be constantly working under pressure. Meanwhile, the trio of Tristan Priest, Zion Gaines, and Jamal Robinson will be the ones bringing the pressure. With a more coherent defensive set, they're going to be one of the best defensive lines in a conference full of really good defensive lines. Devon Braxton and Jaylin Dickens also make for a strong secondary, which should benefit nicely from all the QB hurries the defense will force. Texas Tech: So. Lo. Mon. The true junior has a legitimate shot at breaking the Big XII records for rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, 100-yard games, and carries with a year to spare, and he once again projects to be the centerpiece of the Texas Tech offense. Their receivers get better, too, which should pad the loss of Chase Shapiro at quarterback. But more importantly, the defense should be vicious. What offensive line is able to keep Samir Sample and Curtis Jones out of the backfield without bringing extra help and becoming more vulnerable to the outside linebackers coming off the edge? Who wants to throw at cornerback Nigel Wooten or strong safety Robert Brantley? A strong run game and stout defense is a formula that can work, and that's a formula the Red Raiders can execute. West Virginia: A ton of West Virginia's talent is young. But there are two upsides to that: youth means that these guys are gonna stick around for a while, and it means they have a ton of talent in the first place. Apply that to West Virginia, where exciting players seem to find that extra gear of game-changing awesomeness (see: Foster, Mohammed and Weldon, J.C.), and what do you get? An offense featuring junior college transfer Martin Lake, redshirt freshman Bryce Madison, and a dynamic young corps of wide receivers led by redshirt freshman burner Corey Easley. The defense brings more experience that comes with proven production. Aaron Pagan, Nathan Wilks, and Lamont Carson are all playmakers. There are holes here, but the Mountaineers' bright future could become a bright present before you know it. XII. All-Name Team Last but not least, this is always a fun way to close out the season preview. All players selected must be in the two-deep or otherwise a possibility to appear on the statsheet unless their name is too good to exclude. Otherwise, the selection criteria are completely arbitrary. QB: Felix Luck, TCU RB: Amral Brown, Oklahoma State FB: Kualii Tuaolo, Texas WR: Etena Catingub, West Virginia WR: Maleek Abioye-Afua, Baylor TE: Mohe Plummer, Texas OT: Hayden Breaux, TCU OT: Aoloa Iusitino Texas OG: Kahikina Kasimani, West Virginia OG: Alpha Rawls, Oklahoma State C: Isamaeli Salanoa, Oklahoma State DE: Savion Pryor, Iowa State DE: Kahoni Vaaelua, Oklahoma State DT: Jack Yazzie, West Virginia DT: David Kaiser, Oklahoma ILB: Nehemiah Staples, Texas ILB: Garrett Powers, Baylor OLB: Chance Herring, TCU OLB: Paul Bryant, Iowa State CB: Kofi Peoples, Kansas State CB: Roman Blackmon, TCU FS: Aheahe Vainu'upo, Baylor SS: Anthony Easter, TCU K: Finn Winter, Baylor P: Timmy Riddle, Kansas LS: Juju Gunn, TCU KR: John Rushing, Oklahoma State PR: Griffin McHanna, TCU
  2. 11 points
  3. 4 points
    Soluna

    [2022] Recruits on Interface

    Please add these players to the G5 list: RB Antowain Lawlor 5-10 221 Fr Jemison (Jemison AL) 1.0 of 5.0 [Power] FB Cameron Caldwell 5-10 231 Fr Central (Independence OR) 1.0 of 4.5 [Pass Blocking] OG Grant Brown 6-2 274 Fr O'Gorman (Sioux Falls SD) 1.0 of 5.0 [Pass Blocking] DT Javon Carter 6-4 321 Fr Mt. Spokane (Mead WA) 1.0 of 5.0 [2-Gap] OLB Jayshon Jackson 6-4 236 Fr Kenowa Hills (Grand Rapids MI) 2.0 of 4.5 [Coverage] CB David Naylor 5-10 184 Fr Naugatuck (Naugatuck CT) 1.0 of 5.0 [Zone Coverage] FS Isaiah McArthur 5-10 192 Fr Southside Gadsden (Southside AL) 1.0 of 4.5 [Zone Coverage]
  4. 4 points
    joedchi

    [2022] Preseason All Independents Team

    Preseason All-Conference Team, as voted by the coaches of the FBS Independent Football Programs Quarterback: QB Brendan Lange 6-2 207 (Jr) Simeon Career Academy (Chicago, IL) 4.0 of 4.0 [Hybrid] Running Back: RB Shane Walker 5-11 168 Jr Sandra Day O’Connor (Glendale, AZ) 3.0 of 4.0 [Power] Full Back: FB Malik Isaac 5-10 209 (Jr) Salt Lake Community College (Salt Lake, UT) 5.0 of 5.0 [Run Blocking] Wide Receiver: WR Nicholas Spence Jr. 6-3 181 (Sr) Nelson County (Lovingston, VA) 4.5 of 4.5 [Target] WR Ahmed Slade 6-2 190 (Fr) Indian Creek (Trafalgar IN) 2.0 of 4.5 [Speed] Tight End: TE Jonas Grover 6-5 202 (Jr) Mayer Lutheran (Mayer, MN) 4.5 of 4.5 [Receiving] Offensive Tackle: OT John Hardison 6-6 291 Jr Dexter (Dexter, NM) 3.5 of 5.0 [Run Blocking] OT Liam Hildebrand 6-5 299 (Jr) Glen Lake (City, MI) 4.0 of 4.0 [Pass Blocking] Offensive Guard: OG Donald Reilly 6-6 312 Sr Nampa Christian (Nampa, ID) 4.5 of 4.5 [Pass Blocking] OG Sebastian Dobbins 6-4 273 (So) Bountiful (Bountiful UT) 3.5 of 5.0 [Pass Blocking] Center: C Kenny Rosas 6-3 278 Jr Trinity Valley Community College (Athens TX) 4.0 of 4.5 [Run Blocking] Defensive End: DE Nathaniel Woodson 5-11 243 (Sr) McKinley Tech (Boston, MA) 4.5 of 4.5 [Blitz] DE Adalius Proctor 6-7 258 Jr Ancilla College (Donaldson IN) 4.0 of 4.5 [Contain] Defensive Tackle: DT Jeremy Minor 6-5 319 (Jr) Truckee (Truckee, NV) 4.5 of 4.5 [2-Gap] DT Connor Chance 6-4 308 (Sr) Mahar Regional (Orange, MA) 3.5 of 3.5 [2-Gap] Inside Linebacker: ILB DaeSean Woodard 6-3 206 So Shawnee Community College (Ullin IL) 3.0 of 4.5 [Will] ILB Cooper Siegel 6-1 241 (So) T.R. Proctor (Utica NY) 3.5 of 4.0 [Mike] Outside Linebacker: OLB Blake Levesque 6-0 219 (Jr) Coyle & Cassidy (Taunton, MA) 3.5 of 3.5 [Coverage] OLB Stephen Wells 6-2 235 Sr Bloomfield (Bloomfield, CT) 3.5 of 3.5 [Coverage] Cornerback: CB M.K. Sharpe 5-11 201 (Sr) Jackpot (Jackpot, NV) 5.0 of 5.0 [Man Coverage] CB DeSean Robertson 6-0 182 (Jr) Espanola Valley (Espanola, NM) 4.5 of 4.5 [Man Coverage] Free Safety: FS Mario Robinson 6-1 182 (Jr) Oakdale (Oakdale, CA) 4.0 of 4.0 [Zone Coverage] Strong Safety: SS Evan Slaughter 5-10 210 (Jr) Clearfield Area (Clearfield, PA) 4.0 of 4.0 [Man Coverage] Kicker: K Beckett Burke 5-8 163 (Jr) Southeast Warren (Center, IA) 4.5 of 4.5 [Accuracy] Punter: P Daniel Bailey 6-4 195 Jr Neptune (Neptune, NJ) 4.5 of 5.0 [Power] Returner: WR Ahmed Slade 6-2 190 (Fr) Indian Creek (Trafalgar IN) 2.0 of 4.5 [Speed]
  5. 4 points
    cmcgill

    [2022] Preseason Coaches Poll

    Only you could bitch about first place
  6. 2 points
    Soluna

    [2022] FCS Week #0 Discussion

    Friday, October 13th, 2018 New Hampshire (0-0) at James Madison (0-0) Saturday, October 14th, 2018 Morning None. Afternoon Montana (0-0) at Harvard (0-0) Evening South Dakota State (0-0) at Illinois State (0-0) Night North Dakota State (0-0) at Eastern Washington (0-0) BYE: Delaware (0-0), Youngstown State (0-0), North Dakota (0-0), Northern Iowa (0-0)
  7. 2 points
    npklemm

    [2022] Toledo Preview

    Coached by @deathcpo #Toledo2021 didn't quite come to fruition, but could #Toledo2022 happen? Maybe, Toledo has some great pieces, but have a couple "holes". I say "holes", because the player isn't a Pro Potential guy. Toledo should be a 10-Win team, but how about 12-Wins? The Good: Gabe Ciamo. Gabe is quite possibly the best RB in the conference (the other contender is DeSean Madison). Ciamo finished 2021 with 287 carries for 1,740 yards with 24 Touchdowns with a YPC of 6.06. With question marks at the QB position, Ciamo should be the focal point of the offense. If he can maintain his efficiency with more carries, we could be talking Heisman. Gabe will have to carry this offense mostly on his legs, and I think he will do a great job of it. Offensive Line: From Left to Right - 4./5 3.5/5 3/5 4.5/4.5 3/5. They are young (3 are Sophomores), but they are insanely talented. All 5 guys could start in the NFLHC sometime. For a team that wants to run a bunch, having an offensive line this good is a great sign for Gabe Ciamo. They should do a fantastic job of protecting the QB as well. A good OL is such a great safety blanket for a team. Defensive Line: Both ends are 4.5/4.5 Seniors with a 5/5 DT and a 4.5/4.5 DT2. Toledo appears to be playing a 4-3 this season and they have some big boys up front that can both get pressure on the Quarterback, but help in the running game. The Bad: Quarterback. With the graduation of Michael Thompson, there was a massive hole at QB. The Rockets are going to be relying on 3.5/3.5 Giovanni Baughman. Baughman doesn't appear to have attempted a pass in his career. The team isn't going to rely on him to win games, as he'll likely hand off to Ciamo 25+ times a game. But inexperience and a relative lack of talent at QB is the biggest concern on offense. He could have a short leash, as true Freshman Mario Pierre (2/4.5) might be able to push himself into the starting lineup. Wide Receiver Depth: After Prince Malone, the next three guys are: 2.5/3.5, 2.5/3.5, 2.5/2.5. As mentioned earlier several times, the passing game is not going to be important. But they will have the occasional 3rd and Long to convert, and with an inexperienced QB, having poor depth at WR is going to hurt. Nate Linsley is there at TE, but he's a better blocker than receiver and his importance in the passing game is still up in the air. Linebackers: Outside of ILB Ryan Carr (4.5/4.5) the Linebacking crew is not good. Starting at OLB are: 3.5/3.5 Dennis Jarrett and 4/4 SS Isiah Poole. The Rockets do have a True Freshman 1/5 OLB in Blake Gauthier, but his inexperience might hurt the team more than his natural play at OLB would help. Tight Ends should do well against Jarrett as he's more a 3-4 Edge guy playing in a 4-3, and Poole is playing out of position and could struggle. The Schedule: The OOC is: Week 0 at San Diego State Week 2 versus Northern Iowa Week 4 at Vanderbilt Week 10 at Tulsa I see the Rockets going 3-1. SDSU and Toledo are very similar in their strengths, the exception is that SDSU has a great QB and better Corners. And to me that ends up being the difference in that game. Northern Iowa is a newly generated team, and that game shouldn't be close at all. Vandy is a toss up to me, but I think Toledo is slightly better and can take advantage of Vandy's weaknesses better than Vandy can take advantage of Toledo's weaknesses. Tusla is trash. The Conference is: Week 5 versus Western Michigan Week 6 at Miami (OH) Week 8 versus Northern Illinois Week 11 versus Eastern Michigan Week 12 versus Buffalo Week 14 at Central Michigan Week 15 at Ball State Week 16 versus Kent State The only real potential loss I could see is Western Michigan. Western has a more known quantity at QB (although their WR corps is also weak). I could see Miami moving the ball on Toledo, the Rockets' corners are 3.5/3.5, 3.5/3.5, 1/4. But there's no way Miami stops Toledo's offense. Central has some intriguing positions, but they lack the talent on Defense to stop Ciamo. Final Record: 11-1 (8-0), worst Case 10-2 (7-1)
  8. 2 points
    pumph

    Who commits where?

    Mormon Laser Cannon 2.0 to Utah. That has to happen. Not sure where he is going, but I predict the most-recruited player Week 0 will be Aaron Piper, G5 ATH
  9. 2 points
    Not utterly, but only one so far. Not anticipating you adding 3 5.0s to the G5 list. Even if they're out of state. Lol
  10. 2 points
    Literally anything involving Aaron Stiles
  11. 2 points
    joedchi

    [2022] Conference Recruiting Points

    @Jieret Looks like you have the Big 12 and Big Ten flipped on your sheet. You have the Big 12 +4 and the Big Ten +5 (with Indiana +1 which I'm okay with).
  12. 2 points
    Per Soluna there is no forced cutting of rosters, the 85-man limit will be enforced naturally over time. Apologies if I gave anyone bad information due to misreading the announcement post. The 21 recruit limit is still happening though.
  13. 1 point
    TuscanSota

    Who commits where?

    Oregon is going to reload their RB core by either taking Luke Corey (3.0/4.5) or acquire on of California's 5* RBs TCU is going to take a 5* WR and acquire that OLB from Shiner, TX Kansas could attempt to recruit one of the Texas 5* QBs
  14. 1 point
    caesari

    Who commits where?

    Anthony Carlin is a Cornhusker, and I will not hear otherwise. He's the best T in the country and I desperately need a T. Besides that, Cutler Barker to Okie State. Donte Delmas goes to Auburn. Most intriguing is Travanis Ponder. Looks like Kansas, Mizzou, and LSU could all be after him, in addition to homestate Arkansas. That's 3 teams with ~60 points. I'd bet money on Travanis Ponder to LSU
  15. 1 point
    Emperor_of_Orange

    Who commits where?

    Demarion Moore is mine
  16. 1 point
    Ulysses Smith and Tyrone McGee
  17. 1 point
    Trading back super early before the draft the year of Lester, Devy, and Wegert, thinking Devy would be picked super early and then Devy fell past the spot we originally were gonna pick and he was our number 1 target
  18. 1 point
    alexfall862

    [2022] Preseason Coaches Poll

    "Ctrl+F UCF" The disrespect...
  19. 1 point
    Soluna

    [2022] Preseason Coaches Poll

    You and me both, it's a great day to be a Florida gator. Fuck Georgia
  20. 1 point
    taffyowner

    [2022] Preseason Coaches Poll

    well time to prove the haters wrong...
  21. 1 point
    Weeze56m

    [2022] ECU Welcomes Transfer

    ECU Welcomes Transfer (So) WR Jimmy Cardona Transfers From Oklahoma WR Jimmy Cardona 6-3 180 (So) Union (Tulsa OK) 3.0 of 3.5 [Speed] ECU coaches received good news today as former Oklahoma Wide receiver Jimmy Cardona intends to transfer to ECU. The 6-3 speedster will be another tough, veteran receiver for his new Quarterback, Kyler Wilson, to throw to. The official transfer deadline has now passed, and ECU luckily did not lose any players this year. Cardona is a redshirt sophomore who has seen limited snaps at Oklahoma. Coach Weeze is already speaking highly of his new player "He's a talented guy, with great speed. He has had some great coaches over there and has developed really well. He is young, but he is a grown man. He fights for everything he gets and should make an excellent weapon for Wilson." His new coach isn't the only one talking about the move. Cardona, who will be arriving on campus Monday, has already spoken about his excitement for his new team. "I wanted to play first and foremost. East Carolina had room, and is looking to grow. Coach Weeze has been doing some good things on and off the field for them. I enjoyed my time at Oklahoma, and I will always cheer for Sooner nation, but i'm ready for my next step in life. I'm ready to move forward and see where God takes me. I've already heard about the culture there in Greenville, and I know the fans are ready to keep rocking. I'm ready to put on that Pirate Purple and Gold, and win some games. Go Pirates!" Jimmy Cardona by rule will have to sit out of games for a year, but he will be getting plenty of practice and keeping his skills sharp. We know its early, but the future has been getting brighter and brighter here in Greenville. Coach Weeze has done good work recruiting, but he has to put that hard work on the field and win games. More pieces are falling in place, and its time we see ECU start making that serious push again for another conference title appearance. Season opener at Northwestern is right around the corner. We are excited to be so close to ECU football once again. Go Pirates!
  22. 1 point
    bmlig95

    [2022] Injury Report

    I think there's an error on the sheet, regarding Jamari Turner, Patriots CB. In Training Camp, he suffered a Moderate Back Disc Fracture, which, according to the following sheet, means he would be out for 5 weeks and questionable for 1 more week. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cpUZsguSG5tpuUNXzCNUY9Js8rhb6w2k7E7TxGfsPlU/edit?usp=sharing On the Injury report, he's out for the season.
  23. 1 point
    alienufo

    [2022] Pre-Season Week #3 - MNF

    Jank going off on the Bucs never gets old
  24. 1 point
    smckenz3

    [2018] Jankowski - The Aggie Legend

    Adrian Jankowski is suiting up for his final game when the Aggies play in their bowl game. Posted by Jimmy Wexler - The Eagle COLLEGE STATION - In college football, it’s a fact that most players come and they go, and that’s just the way it is. However there are those few who never leave. Their spectacular careers live on in legend and are celebrated by fans, their stories are passed down through generations. Their pictures live on through facility walls, their great moments remembered in game-programs, and t-shirts and jerseys continue on throughout time. Success helps us to remember the great ones, but that’s not the only criterion it’s also how they carry themselves, showing a humbleness and humility that allows us to relate to them. Then showing a ferocity and passion on the field that makes us feel as if they are going to battle for us. Adrian Jankowski is and will always be one of Texas A&M’s most prized possessions. A tall and lanky receiver out of Euless, TX who was considered a good receiver but nowhere near the best in his class, happened the be the same young man who was a perfect match for College Station and their new undersized prized quarterback recruit. Fred Biletnikoff Award winner as a freshman, two-time All-American, CFBHC’s all-time leading receiver warrants a great deal of respect, but in College Station, respect is barely the way Adrian Jankowski is viewed. Instead if there were a Mount Rushmore of Aggie athletes, Jankowski would firmly be entrenched as one of the four to be featured. With that being said – Saturday’s victory over Ole Miss is the last time Aggie-faithful will get to watch Jankowski suit up in a regular season game. All that remains is whatever bowl the Aggies get invited to, and it is during this time that we as fan must cherish how lucky we are to have witnessed such humble greatness. “My Freshman year was so much fun,” Jankowski said, “Matty and I kind of came on the scene together and instantly clicked.” Greatness exuded from Jankowski that year as he teamed up with Swift to lead the Aggies to an 11 win season including a 76-3 drubbing of TCU where he had the type of game in which legends are remembered. Jankowski torched the Frog defense for an astonishing 19 receptions for 335 yards and 2 touchdowns in what is simply known as “The Game” in College Station. “That game was a lot of fun,” Jankowski said, “We had squeaked by in a few of our prior games and I just had this focus to win and focus to make the crowd proud and everything just clicked.” Life hasn’t always been easy for Jankowski in College Station however, and the turmoil around the Aggie program really had an effect on the young receiver. “Coming into my sophomore year, with the sudden disappearance of coach, we just really didn’t have a lot of direction that year. I just felt I really let the team down, the fans down, the community down, and vowed personally to never let it happen again.” Jankowski said with obvious pain in his face, we all remember the 2016 and first half of the 2017 season where the Aggie administration couldn’t find a coach and our boys had no guidance. However they never stopped competing – they never stopped representing the Maroon and White with everything they had. Even without a coach for the better part of the 2017 season Jankowski rebounded with a spectacular 102 catch season where he grabbed 12 touchdowns and piled up 1,403 total receiving yards, added another All-American honor to his resume and finished the season as a Heisman and Biletnikoff finalist. In week 11 of the season, when the Aggies finally found coach Smackems, Jankowski exploded for 15 catches, 277 yards, and 2 TDs. “We finally had a game-plan and I was just so excited to go out and play” Jankowski recollects about the game. These are the moments we remember. Coming into the season the question was not whether Jankowski and the Aggies would be successful, but rather how successful would they be? “We finally had a coach and the pieces were in place – I really want us to end on a high note and give the fans something to be excited about.” Jankowski said about the season, “I’m glad Matty is finally getting the recognition he deserves I would be crazy if I didn’t think that I wouldn’t be where I am today without having such a great QB – we have always just been in sync.” These are the qualities that make Jankowski so beloved in College Station; he’s built on humble greatness and ferocity on the field. Coach Smackems added “Adrian works so hard, he doesn’t crave the spotlight, but damn if he won’t crush you on the field. He’s got the drive and determination to be the best WR to ever play, and yet his desire to win goes so much beyond just winning for himself.” These are the things that make Jankowski an Aggie legend. “I love College Station and I love Texas A&M, I’ve been so blessed to call it my home the past four years”. No, Adrian – it’s been a blessing to have you the past four years. Aggie fans, when you are deciding on whether to pick up tickets to our first bowl game in three years – remember this. This will be the last time you will see one of the greatest Aggies ever put on the Maroon and White – which brings me to my final question – Where were you when Adrian Jankowski played his last game?
  25. 1 point
    What if I told you... that sometimes even scoring 40 can you lose you a championship? Soluna: "That was the defining moment of my college football coaching career, there just isn't much else you can bring." What if I told you... that in a game with 700 yards of offense, it would be decided by just 1? Norris Brooksheer: "It really was just amazing, to have that whole season come down to just that one moment." Pete Choboian: "Looking back on it now, I really can't believe how that game ended... everyone fought so hard. " What if I told you... Ian Smith's crowning moment came on the final play of his college career? ...and propelled ChicagoTed1 into the CFBHC History Books... ...CFBHC Films presents "Sooner or Later" - the story of the 2015 Oklahoma Sooners.
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