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Our writers see big things ahead for Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes and for TCU, including a win over Oklahoma and the Big 12 title?
Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer
The last few days, Texas A&M transfer Kyler Murray has been playing the role of Houston QB Greg Ward Jr. for the Oklahoma scout team. "Kyler's done a great job," OU coach Bob Stoops said. "Running around, making plays, (we've been) getting to see that special explosiveness he has." Murray was the nation's No. 1 dual-threat QB recruit for the class of 2015.
How many awards will Sooners snag?
Our Mark Schlabach thinks Oklahoma is the team to beat in the Big 12, but he doesn't think its QB will be the league's best offensive player. He also makes his picks for the rest of the conference award winners.
- Offensive player of the year: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech
- Defensive player of the year: Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas
- Coach of the year: Bob Stoops, Oklahoma
- Freshman of the year: Shane Buechele, QB, Texas
Phil Steele, "Stanford Steve" Coughlin and Chris Fallica give their take on the Oklahoma Sooners. What is the best bet for their title odds, season win total and more?
Should a Power 5 team with one or two losses be ranked ahead of an undefeated Group of 5 team? It all depends on how you view best vs. most deserving.
Experts can't agree on playoff teams
Mark Schlabach and Brett McMurphy project four entirely different teams to make the College Football Playoff. They only agree on one thing: the Pac-12 will be left out again. Bowl projections
December headline: Better luck in Big 12?
Remember when the Big 12 thought it might lock up half of the four-team playoff field but was shut out entirely? This time, Ryan McGee predicts a better outcome. McGee: Late-season headlines
Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer
They're getting the windows ready here at Oklahoma's renovated Memorial Stadium
Over the past 18 seasons, Bob Stoops has gone from a 38-year-old rookie head coach to now the longest-tenured one in college football.
K-State (at No. 8 Stanford), Oklahoma (vs. No. 15 Houston) and Texas (vs. No. 10 Notre Dame) face stiff tests right away, but that may be a good thing.
Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer
The three coaches nationally with the most wins at their current schools all reside in the Big 12 -- Kansas State's Bill Snyder (193 wins), Bob Stoops of Oklahoma (179) and TCU's Gary Patterson (143).
From Ohio State's top-ranked class to Notre Dame's big haul to Alabama's quest to get back on top, it has been a busy summer on the trail. Here's what you might have missed.
Houston vs. Oklahoma? Or Ole Miss vs. Florida State? ESPN experts decide the most consequential nonconference matchup and zero in on the players and coaches they'll be following most closely.
How does the College Football Playoff work again? Here's everything you need to know, from who's making the decisions to which bowl games will be involved.
Who will win the Heisman Trophy? Let us know what you think.
If you're a Houston student who wants a ticket to the season opener, we hope you got in line early.