David Beaty @beaty_david
Let's Roll Chiefs!
Let's Roll Chiefs!
Answering reader questions about all things Big 12 as the long college football offseason begins.
Kansas hired Doug Meacham as offensive coordinator. Meacham had the same role at TCU and led an offense that was explosive in 2014 and 2015 but struggled in 2016.
Kansas coach David Beaty has hired OC Doug Meacham away from TCU. That is quite a coup for a KU program with a 2-22 record in the past 2 seasons. TCU had one of the nation's most prolific offenses in 2014 and 2015 under Meacham and Sonny Cumbie. The Frogs struggled with inconsistency throughout the 2016 season after losing QB Trevone Boykin and 4 other seniors to the NFL.
Kansas QB Ryan Willis announced he's transferring to Virginia Tech. Willis started 10 games in 2 years with the Jayhawks but lost the job to Carter Stanley this season. He'll have to sit out 2017 for the Hokies but would have two seasons of eligibility after this year.
More than 100 FBS head coaches are two hours into a meeting to discuss the proposed recruiting reform package that includes two early signing periods for college football. Kansas coach David Beatty stepped out of the meetings for a second and was asked how it's going. He simply shook his head and sighed.
As the Jayhawks look to 2017, they need to focus on upgrading a running game that ranked among the worst in college football.
Oklahoma goes into 2017 with major holes to fill, but the rest of the pieces are in place for the Sooners to make a run at a Big 12 three-peat.
Kansas beat Kansas State at the buzzer on Tuesday night, extending the longest active home winning streak in the nation.
Texas running back D'onta Foreman's 74-yard touchdown run on one shoe was among the Big 12's wild and wacky highlights this season.
Kansas freshman Josh Jackson is one of the top defensive prospects in college hoops, and Chad Ford has him in the top 5 in his first mock draft of 2017. Mock Draft 2.0 (Insider)
A clear top 3 in the Big 12 appears to be emerging for next season: Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Kansas State.
In honor and remembrance of the noble Princess Leia, it is with hope that the Big 12 pushes ahead toward 2017.
From revisiting Oklahoma's handling of Joe Mixon after he punched a woman, to thoughts on Kansas State's future on the field, questions are addressed.
Sure, the Big 12 wasn't known for its defense this season, but we've got 10 examples of guys who got the job done in a big way.
It was no surprise that ESPN.com's list of the Big 12's top-25 players was dominated with players from the offensive side of the ball.
The three most prolific performances of the Big 12 season came during one crazy and memorable game -- Texas Tech's 66-59 loss to Oklahoma.
The Longhorns lead our top 10 freshman list with three players, but there is good news for Texas Tech and Iowa State, which place two apiece.
Oklahoma is the first team in seven years to go unbeaten in Big 12 play. So it's fitting that Sooners occupy the top two spots in our Big 12 rankings.
The best player in the Big 12 this past season was once a junior college transfer. Who might be next? Here are five juco signees to watch next year.
If RBs Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon both leave, the Sooners will have questions on offense even with Baker Mayfield at quarterback.