Things could be worse for Turner Gill. He could be the coach at New Mexico State, writes Tully Corcoran of the Topeka Capital-Journal. He also says the benefit of instant replay in the Big 12 is outweighed by its cost.
Austin Meek of the Topeka Capital-Journal writes about the bond between the linemen who block for the Big 12's leading rusher, Daniel Thomas.
Oklahoma State hasn't seen the pressure Texas A&M will bring, reports John Helsley of The Oklahoman.
Oklahoma still plans to shift its lineup on the offensive line, reports Mike Baldwin of The Oklahoman.
Missouri linebacker Will Ebner had a big return after missing the first two games of the season following a preseason arrest, writes Dieter Kurtenbach of the Columbia Missourian.
Jesse Newell of the Lawrence Journal-World dives further into Kansas' no cell phones before games policy, and Gill's policy on when players can and can't be with females.
Texas coach Mack Brown says running back D.J. Monroe is "the most publicized third-team player I've ever seen," reports Mike Finger of the San Antonio Express-News.
Taylor Martinez and Rex Burkhead came to Nebraska as undervalued recruits in 2009. Today, they're priceless, writes Mitch Sherman of the Omaha World-Herald.