Hopeful (Red Raider): Odds that Texas Tech is 7-0 when going to Norman to meet OU?
Jake Trotter: Pretty decent. The West Virginia game on the road is the biggest obstacle. But Tech can certainly win there.
Ed (Queens Village): Are the Big 12’s two best teams Oklahoma and Oklahoma State?
Jake Trotter: I put Baylor in that tier, too.
marc dear (Lubbock, Texas): So do you think Texas Tech is a Big 12 contender now?
Jake Trotter: Not quite yet. I want to see more. To me, it's Baylor-OSU-OU in the top tier, with Tech looming there in the 4 spot. They can play their way up there, though, for sure.
jay (Oklahoma): What odds would you give on Texas firing Mack Brown midseason, if they lost to KSU and got trounced in Dallas?
Jake Trotter: Who would they make the interim coach?
Kris (Des Moines): Can this conference survive the realignment nonsense with OSU and Baylor being the bell cows for the conference?
Jake Trotter: Bottom line, if Texas and OU aren't carrying their weight, the Big 12 is going to be viewed as a subpar conference. Just like if Ohio State and Michigan in the Big Ten, USC and Oregon in the Pac-12, Florida State and Miami in the ACC. When the flagships struggle, the conference perception is going to suffer.
Patrick (Louisville): On a scale of 1-to-Frantic, how worried should I be about TCU's offense? Is this a Boykin problem, a line problem or a receivers problem?
Jake Trotter: Two spots left of frantic. The problem is all of those things. Boykin isn't being patient enough in the pocket, the o-line is getting beat up front, and the WRs aren't going up and making plays. Saw too many alligator arms from the WRs in that Tech game. It's a mess, and TCU could be in real trouble if some of these aren't corrected fast.
Mark (Tulsa): Three weeks in, who's your favorite to win the Big 12? (It's Texas, isn't it?)
Jake Trotter: Have seen no compelling reason to back off my preseason pick, which was Oklahoma State.
Hoov (Morgantown, WV): Any thoughts on WVU vs. Maryland at Ravens Stadium this weekend? How do you see WVU faring in the Big 12 this year? What a chance they let slip away at OU.
Jake Trotter: You have to wonder, if Holgorsen had been playing the right QB, would that OU game have turned out different? This is a big game for WV. Could be a nice springboard for Ford Childress and the rest of the season.
JakeJones (OKC): To date which big 12 team is your biggest surprise/disappointment?
Jake Trotter: Surprise: Tech; Disappointment: Texas
Cy (Ames, Iowa): Will State pull off the big win this year against Texas on Thursday night, or will it end in a tie?
Jake Trotter: I don't know. Iowa State is worrying me. They just don't look very impressive so far.