Andy Staples
Andy Staples covers college football and all barbecue-related issues for The Athletic. He covered college football for Sports Illustrated from 2008-19. He also co-hosts Playbook from 1-4 pm ET weekdays on Channel 84 on SiriusXM. Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples
Andy Staples offers a national perspective on the A&M program
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 1 day ago by Billy Liucci
As decision day for the SEC and other major conferences looms on the horizon in regards to the 2020 season, Andy Staples of The Athletic joined the latest LiucciCast to offer his opinions on the national landscape of CFB and the 2020 Texas A&M Aggies.
Texas A&M has been building to this moment, but when will the moment happen?
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 3 days ago by Andy Staples
Since Jimbo Fisher's arrival in College Station, most people circled 2020 as the season when his impact would start to become most apparent. Andy Staples takes stock of the Texas A&M program ahead of a season long meant to prove something, now clouded by uncertainty.
Dear Andy: What college football program is the next sleeping giant?
17 days ago by Andy Staples
The Athletic's Andy Staples discusses which head coaches have the most job security aside from the big names, who the next sleeping giant in CFB could be and looks at how the new name and likeness rules can appeal to recruits.
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Dear Andy: Will decisions over crowd sizes this fall create inequities, conflict?
The Athletic's Andy Staples discusses the process of how a team determines their interim coach and possible disparities in crowd-size rules due to COVID-19. He also ranks college football stadiums based on their legendary moments as well as readily available spices.
Staples: We’re getting college football answers, but they won’t all be the same
Questions are starting to be answered regarding what college football will look like in 2020, but one thing is certain: All of the answers will be different. The Athletic's Andy Staples discusses the latest in the college football landscape.
The questions that need to be answered for college football to return on time
Whether or not there is a college football season in 2020 is still up in the air, and many questions need to be answered before teams are allowed to return to the gridiron. The Athletic's Andy Staples attempts to answer a few of those pressing concerns.
Dear Andy: What would be the college football equivalent of the Jordan doc?
2 mo ago by Andy Staples
The Athletic's Andy Staples offers his thoughts on ESPN's Michael Jordan documentary and what a college football equivalent would be. He also creates his own imaginary bowl game and more in this edition of Dear Andy.
Varsity Blues roundtable with OB, Andy Staples and Matt Browning
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 2 mo ago by Gabe Bock
Recently, our friend Andy Staples at The Athletic did a podcast on (one of) the greatest football movies of all-time, Varsity Blues. Staples joined our roundtable with Olin Buchanan, who was in the movie, and Matt Browning, who was an extra in the 1999 classic.
The Athletic group text: College football's billion-dollar question
The Athletic's Bruce Feldman, Andy Staples and Stewart Mandel take on several of the questions about the potential impact of COVID-19 on college football, including the processes decision-makers will have to use - and create - to find solutions.
The Athletic group text: The best sports books we’ve ever read
3 mo ago by Andy Staples
In the lives of sports fans across the world, there is an unprecedented amount of downtime. To fill the sports void, a trio of writers from The Athletic compiled a list of the greatest sports books they've ever read.
The Athletic: We tried the workouts CFB strength coaches create for quarantine
With self-isolation and quarantining continuing for the foreseeable future, how are college football players going to stay in shape for the upcoming season? Around the country, coaches are devising unique at-home workouts in order to keep student-athletes fit.
Staples: 10 college football games worth watching while we wait
Sports have long been a distraction from reality. With reality canceling all current major sporting events, The Athletic's Andy Staples has compiled ten college football games to watch as fans await the return of normal sports programming. And we added a few just for TexAgs.
Dear Andy: What about holding coaches to a one-year commitment after signing day?
The Athletic's Andy Staples fields another round of reader questions, addressing the possibility of the "Elam Ending" in college football, what is going on with Larry Scott and the PAC-12 as well as a Marvel movie ranking and much more.
Staples: Every level of football should accept this gift from the XFL
In its opening weekend, the XFL surprised critics and fans alike, providing a fun and enjoyable professional football alternative. The Athletic's Andy Staples writes that fans should appreciate this new league, experimental rules and all, during the NFL offseason.
Dear Andy: Other than Clemson and Alabama, what program would you want to be right now?
The Athletic's college football writer Andy Staples again fields questions from readers in this edition of 'Dear Andy.' Staples tackles which programs are the best in college football, the 2019 LSU team's legacy and much more.
Scouting Clemson: What coaches who faced them say about the Tigers
Ahead of next week's College Football Playoff championship game, The Athletic is examining both teams up and down the roster. Andy Staples takes an in-depth look at last year's champion Clemson Tigers.
I Was There: The Athletic’s writers relive the most memorable games of the 2010s
College football fans have been treated to many incredible moments and games over the last decade. From the "Kick Six" to Johnny Football and many overtimes and Hail Marys in between, The Athletic's staff compiles the most memorable games they've covered.
Dear Andy: What if we had an eight-team Playoff instead of four?
With conference championship games in swing, The Athletic's Andy Staples speculates about an eight-team playoff picture, the chances of a two-loss team getting into the CFP and pledges to work out with Utah coach Kyle Whittingham.
The Athletic's Andy Staples previews Conference Championship weekend
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 7 mo ago by Gabe Bock
During Friday's edition of TexAgs Radio, The Athletic's Andy Staples joined to go around the country ahead of Conference Championship weekend to pick each game and offer his favorite place to eat in each host city.
Staples: Why LSU-Alabama won’t be in primetime, and CBS’ gamble behind it
This year's LSU-Alabama matchup will not be in primetime, rather on CBS in the afternoon next week. The Athletic's Andy Staples explains the strange television contracts at play and quickly highlights each conference's TV deals.
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