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Will Sooners three-peat?

Oklahoma is the favorite to win the Big 12 for the third consecutive season. In-state rival Oklahoma State has the second-best odds behind Heisman hopeful Mason Rudolph. Or will Tom Herman return the Longhorns back to the top of the conference?

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Vegas is rolling with the Tide

The latest Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook odds to win this season's College Football Playoff national championship favor Alabama once again, giving the Crimson Tide a 5 to 2 chance to take their fifth national title since 2009.

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Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Butch Jones, who over the years faced Oklahoma three times – twice at Tennessee, once while at Cincinnati – on Bob Stoops' retirement: "He's earned the right to step away when he wants to step away. What he's built at the University of Oklahoma and what he's been able to accomplish throughout the course of his career, he's earned the right to, when he felt it was time, it was time. I have a lot of respect for him and what he built and what he sustained there."


Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

The path to a Big 12 title at Oklahoma State, Mike Gundy says, does not involve focusing on changes at Oklahoma and Texas.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen on Bob Stoops' decision to retire: "Admirable." Holgorsen said he was startled by the news, but he understood it completely upon reviewing the situation.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

We've now seen the new coaches on both sides of the Red River Rivalry at Big 12 media days. Herman wins the intensity battle, but Riley comes across as the more approachable guy and unflappable at the same time. Their contrasting demeanors will make for a nice subplot on Oct. 14 and in future games -- and will factor in their ability to sustain success at the league's flagship programs.

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Okoronkwo named to Butkus Award watch list

LB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo was named to the watch list for the Butkus Award, an honor given each season to the nation's top linebacker. In 2016, Okoronkwo had 71 total tackles (12 for loss).

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

This photo was taken at 4:01 p.m. Lincoln Riley is talking past the 90-minute afternoon allotment at Big 12 media days. And smiling. Clearly, a rookie head coach.


Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley sensed that he was on the cusp of something special as a QB under Mike Leach at Texas Tech, sharing space in the meeting room with Kliff Kingsbury, Sonny Cumbie and Graham Harrell.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Offseason workouts at Oklahoma this year have ticked up in intensity as a result of the Sooners' 1-2 start a year ago, according to QB Baker Mayfield. Mayfield says the Sooners understand better now that this time "prepares you for those first three games," which this year include a Sept. 9 visit to Ohio State.


Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield does not agree with the suggestion that he's got more eyes -- and pressure -- on him as a senior without a star-studded backfield.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

OU coach Lincoln Riley on the addition of Ruffin McNeill to the Sooners' defensive staff: "We have a ton of history, a lot of trust built up." Riley said McNeill has developed Alan excellent relationship with defensive coordinator Mike Stoops.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

If I'd never watched Lincoln Riley address an audience before today, what would stand out to me is simply how calm he appears in this setting. Not that it's necessarily an indication of his ability to replace Bob Stoops, but Riley is notably composed for someone so young who's never done this. On his players, Riley said: "I don't feel like they should have to accept me just because I'm the head coach. I feel like that's something I should have to earn."

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury and Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield have a moment. They visited briefly, shook hands, smiled here at Big 12 media days. They have plenty of history, with Mayfield having played for Kingsbury before transferring to Oklahoma.

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New era in Big 12

The Big 12 will have plenty of changes at the top as Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley enters his first year as head coach while Texas goes with Tom Herman and Baylor with Matt Rhule.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

"It's been a whirlwind," Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley says as he settles into his seat at Big 12 media days.


Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury, offering his take on the timing of Bob Stoops' untimely retirement this spring.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury on the advice he offered former QB understudy Lincoln Riley upon Riley taking over the program at Oklahoma: "I have not given him any, because we play them."

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