Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Here are some stories from across the Big 12 this afternoon:
Kelly Beaton of the Waterloo Courier provides an extensive preview of the Big 12's 2009 season.
The Kansas City Star's Blair Kerkhoff wonders why former Iowa State coach Dan McCarney, defensive line coach for national championship Florida, isn't getting more attention as a possible head coach.
Kent Youngblood of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Oklahoma quarterbacks coach Josh Heupel no longer is in the mix for the vacant offensive coordinator position at Minnesota.
Big 12 sack leader Brandon Williams of Texas Tech has declared for the NFL draft, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal beat writer Don Williams reports. Brandon Williams said he is projected as a third-round pick.
Brice Cherry of the Waco Tribune-Herald picks his all-time Baylor football team. Included on the list is current Baylor linebacker Joe Pawelek.
Texas A&M quarterback Stephen McGee is headed to the NFL combine despite an injury-plagued senior season, the Bryan Eagle's Robert Cessna reports.