Several high-level recruits and experienced transfers, including Will Grier and Anu Solomon, will challenge for starting roles this offseason.
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Just a week after the College Football Playoff National Championship, Texas, Oklahoma and Penn State are among the teams generating money to win next year's title at the South Point sportsbook.
Answering reader questions about all things Big 12 as the long college football offseason begins.
From QB derbies to thinking about a replacement for Bill Snyder at Kansas State to the playoff, we take a stab at the 2017 season in the Big 12.
Vince Young, the former Texas Longhorns star and NFL quarterback, was sentenced to 18 months of probation for a drunken-driving arrest in January 2016.
K-State LB Elijah Lee and WVU WR Shelton Gibson made questionable decisions to leave for the NFL, but most of the Big 12's other stars should do well.
Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer
Texas RB D'Onta Foreman won the Earl Campbell Award tonight, honoring the offensive player of the year from the state of Texas. Foreman, who's entering the NFL draft after leading FBS in rushing, beat out Alabama QB Jalen Hurts, Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes II and the Oklahoma duo of QB Baker Mayfield and WR Dede Westbrook for the award.
Vince Young's run still the best?
Hunter Renfrow's game-winning TD catch with 1 second left increased Clemson's win probability to 99.9 percent. Based on our win probability model, however, two other plays by winning teams in title games rate higher.
Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation
Texas coach Tom Herman said he's not a fan of the proposed early signing periods and would rather prefer prospects being able to sign national letter of intents when they are ready, much like it was before the modern era of recruiting.
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Texas coach Tom Herman has arrived at the American Football Coaches Award.
In today's Big 12 mailbag, we discuss the Way-Too-Early Preseason Top 25, 2017 recruiting, muscular referees and much more.
Four Heisman snubs have won a title
Clemson QB Deshaun Watson joins a legendary group of Heisman runner-ups to win the national championship. Should these quarterbacks have won the award?
Most exciting championship games
Using our “excitement index,” which measures the overall movement in win probability charts, last night's game is the most exciting title game in our dataset (since 2005). It narrowly outranks the 2005 title game.
National title odds for next season
Alabama enters as the favorite at 3-1, while the defending champs open at 18-1. Texas rounds out the top-10 best odds at 25-1 in Tom Herman's first season.
Running back D'Onta Foreman was a rare bright spot in a disappointing season for Texas.
Alabama loses the bulk of its menacing defense, but there's plenty of talent waiting in the wings. Expect Florida State to return to the ACC summit, but Michigan might slide in the Big Ten.
To keep the bowl momentum going, the Big 12 must win several of the marquee nonconference games on tap next season.
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.
The Longhorns haven't cracked the double-digit win mark in since 2009 and that's way too long by Texas standards. The good news? New coach Tom Herman has all the ingredients to end that streak.
One reason for optimism for the teams in Mark Schlabach's Way-Too-Early Top 25 is the talent on the way in 2017. Here's a look at how next season's best teams are faring in recruiting.
It wasn't quite Texas-USC in the 2006 Rose Bowl, but the Clemson-Alabama rematch is in the conversation for best title game. What other classics rank among history's top 10 championship battles?
How Clemson resembles 2005 Longhorns
No. 2 Texas, led by Vince Young, ended No. 1 USC's 34-game winning streak in the 2005 BCS championship game. That sounds awfully similar to what Clemson and Deshaun Watson are trying to do. ESPN Stats & Info
Steve Spurrier is only the fourth person to be inducted in the College Hall of Fame as both a player and coach. He is joined in the 2017 class by Peyton Manning, Danny Ford and Marshall Faulk.