Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein wants K-State's new quarterbacks to forge their own identities, writes Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star. Good news for the K-State linebackers: Tre Walker is ahead of schedule after knee surgery.
Could Florida State transfer QB Clint Trickett land with West Virginia? Mitch Vingle of the Charleston Gazette says he's heading to campus. My only exposure to Trickett was his relief duty in that Oklahoma/FSU game in 2011, but I was really unimpressed. Hard to see him being a better option at QB than what WVU already has.
Oklahoma State's new offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich is getting more comfortable, but OSU's offense sounds like it's now uncomfortably fast.
Colleague Ivan Maisel writes about Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby's excitement about the new playoff.
A panel of Athlon Sports writers asks if West Virginia can crack a bowl in 2013. The Mountaineers running game will have a whole new look this year, and so will the committee that evaluates WVU's Tier 3 media rights provider bids.
Interesting film upcoming on a name you might recognize from my home town. Also, colleague Joe Schad makes an appearance.