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
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
6 days 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
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 7 days ago by Andy Staples
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.
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Staples: 10 college football games worth watching while we wait
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 21 days ago by Andy Staples
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 ⋅ 4 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.
The Athletic's Andy Staples looks at this weekend's top contests
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 5 mo ago by Gabe Bock
During Friday's edition of TexAgs Radio, Andy Staples of The Athletic joined to offer his opinion on A&M/MSU, LSU/Auburn and the other top games across the country heading into week nine of college football.
The Athletic's Andy Staples looks at Texas A&M-Alabama & LSU-Florida
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 5 mo ago by Gabe Bock
During Friday's edition of TexAgs Radio, Andy Staples of The Athletic CFB joined to share his thoughts on the three biggest matchups in college football on Saturday, including his thoughts on A&M vs. Alabama at Kyle Field.
Staples: It’s time to fix SEC scheduling, and there is a viable solution
This weekend, Auburn coach Guz Malzahn will take his first trip to Florida despite coaching in the SEC for eleven years. Texas A&M will play Georgia for the first time in its eighth season in the league. Andy Staples says enough is enough and details a better way for the SEC.
Dear Andy: Will you address last week's Michigan-Wisconsin prediction?
The Athletic's Andy Staples answers reader questions about one of his predictions in last week's edition, the difference between Michigan and LSU and his top ten favorite chairs to drink in.
Andy Staples talks A&M/Auburn, top games around the country in week 4
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 6 mo ago by Gabe Bock
During Friday's edition of TexAgs Radio, Andy Staples of The Athletic joined to share his thoughts on this Saturday's matchup at Kyle Field between the Aggies and Tigers, and the other top games around the country in week four.
Dear Andy: Can the A&M-Auburn winner contend in the SEC West?
The Athletic's Andy Staples answers questions about whether the winner at Kyle Field this weekend can threaten Alabama and LSU, the basic rules of football and the best Nickelodeon shows of all time.
Dear Andy: Will these struggling second-year coaches get fired?
The Athletic's Andy Staples answers questions about the thorny issue of failing second-year coaches at major programs, imminent changes to NCAA rules about student-athlete compensation, and, of course, food.
Hardened and hardwired, Kellen Mond drops jaws while keeping his set
Despite Kellen Mond's calm and stoic presence, opponents like No. 1 Clemson know that behind his understated personality is a spectacular playmaker. The Athletic's Andy Staples profiles the A&M quarterback ahead of a rematch with Clemson.
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