"It's way too smooth for the '80s, it's not gonna get past No. 4."
"The smooth grooves of this song alone will make it to at least No. 2."
Texas Tech running back Baron Batch is writing a weekly journal for the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal's website. Here's the first entry.
Oklahoma may be missing reserve running back Roy Finch for half the season, and starting defensive end Frank Alexander is probable for the season opener.
Stewart Mandel tries to figure out why Texas Tech has been disrespected by the media this offseason in his mailbag on SI.com.
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops is firing up the hype machine for talented freshman corner Aaron Colvin, calling him as talented a player as he's ever recruited, reports the Tulsa World's Guerin Emig.
Iowa State running back Alexander Robinson is doing everything he can to avoid injury again this season, including Epsom salt baths, massages and yoga, reports Nick Petaros.
Oklahoma State has found its top eight receivers, but injury has kept Hubert Anyiam from making the list, reports John Helsley of The Oklahoman.
The heat is on for Texas' young players, and Mack Brown sees it in their faces. But the season is approaching fast, writes Cedric Golden of the Austin American-Statesman.
Tully Corcoran and Austin Meek of the Topeka Capital-Journal got the brilliant idea to bring me on their podcast to talk Kansas and Kansas State football. Surely, they'll be fired soon.
Kansas State coach Bill Snyder is demanding, but his players aren't complaining, writes Kellis Robinett in the Kansas City Star.
Missouri tight end Andrew Jones wants to prove he belongs after a disappointing start to his career, writes Mike DeArmond of the Kansas City Star.
Baylor was pretty good on special teams last year, but that doesn't mean it can't be better, writes John Werner of the Waco Tribune-Herald.
Nebraska running back Roy Helu doesn't feel like he's done much at Nebraska. That might change soon as he climbs the school's chart of all-time leading rushers, writes Jon Nyatawa of the Omaha World-Herald.
Dan Hawkins would like a contract extension, reports Kyle Ringo of the Boulder Daily Camera.
Versatility has been a blessing and a curse for Texas A&M defensive tackle Lucas Patterson, who has a lot of expectations for his senior season, writes Robert Cessna of the Bryan-College Station Eagle.