Andy Staples
The Athletic
The Athletic
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
Scouting Clemson: What coaches who faced them say about the Tigers
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 17 days ago by Andy Staples
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.
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The Athletic's Andy Staples previews Conference Championship weekend
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 1 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 ⋅ 3 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 ⋅ 3 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 ⋅ 4 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.
Andy Staples looks ahead to upcoming showdown with Clemson
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 4 mo ago by Gabe Bock
During Friday's edition of TexAgs Radio, The Athletic's Andy Staple's joined to offer his quick thoughts on A&M taking down Texas State and a look ahead to A&M/Clemson next weekend in South Carolina.
Seven Super Bowls: Kyle Field, other SEC venues gear up to sell beer and wine
After the SEC changed its alcohol policy in the offseason, Texas A&M and five other conference schools elected to begin selling beer and wine to the general public at sporting events. Andy Staples goes behind the scenes of the operations side of the change.
How Texas A&M became the Lone Star State's lone SEC Program
Now clearly at home in the SEC, Texas A&M traveled a wild and uncertain road in exiting the Big 12 eight years ago. The Athletic's Andy Staples recounts A&M's decision to chart its own course.
Staples: Flawed but fun, Florida-Miami a fitting start to CFB's 150th season
The first contest of the 2019 season may not have been pretty, but The Athletic's Andy Staples finds the beauty in the chaos that erupted between Florida and Miami.
Dear Andy: Which other teams could Saban and Dabo lead to titles?
The Athletic's Andy Staples takes a dive into several questions submitted by readers. He shares insight into some of college football's elite coaches, underdogs to the College Football Playoff and more.
Group text: The Athletic's CFB writers predict the 2019 SEC football season
WIth the 2019 season just around the corner, The Athletic's Bruce Feldman, Stewart Mandel and Andy Staples offer their predictions of how the SEC will shake out along with a glimpse into their group text picking at each other's projections.
Staples: Why colleges schedule marquee football games so far in the future
Scheduling non-conference opponents ten or more years in advance has become normal in college football, but why are programs planning so far ahead? Andy Staples takes a deep dive into that question as TexAgs debuts its partnership with The Athletic.
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