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Bill Snyder deserves more credit

Snyder was the overwhelming top choice as the most underrated head coach in FBS, according to a poll by CBS Sports. Washington's Chris Petersen was next, with David Cutcliffe (Duke) and Ken Niumatalolo (Navy) meriting mention as well.

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Sooners heavy favorite to win Big 12

According to ESPN's FPI, Oklahoma has a 72 percent chance to win the conference. Can Tom Herman surprise everyone and lead Texas back to prominence? Or will Mason Rudolph lead the high-powered Cowboys' offense to their first conference title since 2011?

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Biggest position battles: Kansas State

Trent Tanking looks likely to claim the middle linebacker spot, but both of the other positions are up for grabs.

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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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Ertz makes the Davey O'Brien Award watch list

Kansas State QB Jesse Ertz has been named to the 2017 Davey O'Brien Award watch list. This year's list was selected based on player performance during the previous year and expectations heading into the 2017 college football season. Ertz threw for 1,755 yards and 9 touchdowns in 2016.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas State's Bill Snyder, the elder statesman in all of college football, said he's proud of young coaches Lincoln Riley at Oklahoma and Texas' Tom Herman. Both, Snyder said, are "guys that I'm convinced really want to do it right."

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas State's Dalton Risner on fellow offensive tackle Scott Frantz, who announced on ESPN last week that he's gay. Risner and the Wildcats learned nearly two years ago, immediately embracing Frantz.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas State coach Bill Snyder, who announced earlier this year that he was diagnosed with throat cancer, said at Big 12 media days on Tuesday that he's doing well: "I'm doing fine. The recovery is ongoing, quite obviously. I'm doing fine, getting around fine and don't have any issues right now, other than trying to prepare for the season."

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The 15 best special teams units in college football

It's a virtual guarantee: In a high-stakes game this season, a punt or kick will go haywire and crush a team's hopes. With that in mind, let's take a look at the best special teams units in the nation for 2017.

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Three Wildcats make Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list

Kansas State DB D.J. Reed, DE Reggie Walker and DT Will Geary were named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list on Thursday. The award goes to the nation's top defensive standout. Last season, Reed recorded 78 total tackles and three interceptions. Walker had 38 total tackles, including 4.5 sacks, while Geary finished with 45 total tackles.

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No Stoops, no problem: Sooners top Big 12 vote

Lincoln Riley will begin the post-Bob Stoops era at Oklahoma with the same lofty expectations, as the Sooners were picked to finish atop the Big 12 in a media vote.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Oklahoma is the preseason pick to win the Big 12 with 19 first-place votes. Oklahoma State was second in the poll with 12 first-place votes. Kansas State was third and received one first-place vote.

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Gay K-State OT 'so accepted' after telling team

Kansas State offensive tackle Scott Frantz told ESPN he has "never felt so loved and so accepted ever in my life" than when he decided to tell his Wildcats teammates that he is gay.

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Which college football conference is No. 1 for 2017?

After a (sort of) down year, the SEC is loaded again in 2017. But the ACC and Big Ten are right there, and the Pac-12 and Big 12 aren't far off. So which league enters 2017 as the deepest in the country?

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