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It would be fun to watch the Broncos-Raiders game this week with Mike McCoy and Ken Norton.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

The Big 12 also issued a public reprimand for Kansas players Joe Dineen, Dorance Armstrong Jr., Jeremiah Booker, and Daniel Wise for refusing to shake hands with Mayfield. Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby, in a statement: “The refusal of these student-athletes to shake an opponent's hand during the pre-game ceremony is contrary to tradition and inconsistent with common courtesy. The pre-game handshake among team captains is symbolic of good sportsmanship. This breach of protocol is not in keeping with the standards of the Big 12 Conference. I am grateful for the work of the Kansas administration and coaches to resolve this matter.”

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

The Big 12 has issued a public reprimand of Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield. Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby, in a statement: “Mr. Mayfield's actions are unacceptable and should not be tolerated. I am grateful for the efficient management of this matter by the coaches and administration of the University of Oklahoma. Baker Mayfield is a truly outstanding competitor and I generally appreciate his style of play and the manner in which he competes. However, the behavior he exhibited on the sideline during the Oklahoma-Kansas game was inappropriate and contrary to our sportsmanship policies.”

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas State QB Jesse Ertz will officially miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. Coach Bill Snyder said Ertz would have surgery. Ertz was the starter in K-State's first five games, but has not played since Oct. 7.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Over the phone, Kansas linebacker Joe Dineen called the ploy to not shake hands with OU QB Baker Mayfield before their game “a dumb impulse decision.” Said Dineen: “That's not how this game should be played. It won't happen from me or from this program again.” Beaty announced Tuesday that Dineen, defensive tackle Daniel Wise and defensive end Dorance Armstrong would not serve as captains Saturday against Oklahoma State.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn won't get into whether Alabama is a make-or-break game in terms of defining a successful season. "I'm not going there," he said. "Right now, we're playing for the SEC West. I'm not going hypothetical. This is as big of a game as we've had around here since 2013."

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Gus Malzahn: "Calvin Ridley, I'm very impressed with. He's one of the best receivers in all of football." Alabama's junior WR is coming off back-to-back 100-yard receiving games.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

A couple of times now Gus Malzahn has said that this looks more like Jeremy Pruitt's defense at Alabama compared to last year. "He's a lot more aggressive this year, they blitz more," Malzahn said.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Gus Malzahn has a lot of respect for Alabama DB Minkah Fitzpatrick. "I think he's one of the best, or most talented players in all of football," Malzahn said. "He's got an ability to do about everything you'd want." Fitzpatrick is a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Award for defensive player of the year.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, Auburn RB Kamryn Pettway will not be available to play against Alabama, Gus Malzahn says. The veteran fractured his shoulder blade last month.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Gus Malzahn said it feels as if Auburn has been in a playoff ever since the LSU loss a month ago. "With that comes a lot of pressure," he said. "But it's healthy pressure. ... After that LSU game we stood in this room and said we had to win five in a row."

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Gus Malzahn said that 4-5 weeks ago "no one thought we'd be in this position." On Saturday, Auburn will play Alabama for a spot in the SEC Championship Game.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin asked if he anticipates being the coach at A&M next year. "Yes. Why wouldn't I?" Informed that reporters have heard otherwise, Sumlin said "Well, I haven't heard that."

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin, when asked if he feels like he has been treated fairly in his time at the school, said "I came here to Texas A&M to win football games. What we do and how we've done it has been the right way. It will continue to be the right way. I'm in the process right now of working on winning this week....That's where my focus is right now." Sumlin's job status has been source of much speculation.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

David Cutcliffe on the struggles of QB Daniel Jones this season: "He's had some spots where it's been tough. Some of that he'd accept, but as his coach, it's a combination of things going on around him -- and it's not been any one thing. Sometimes it's protection, route running, dropped balls, inconsistency of the run game. I sat down with him Sunday about this: His growth is far beyond the numbers."

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Dave Doeren says NC State's trainers say Nyheim Hines should be good to play vs. UNC. "We'll cross our fingers and hope it stays that way."

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Dave Clawson said he had to play a lot of kids before they were ready in 2014 and 2015. "Those situations can make you or break you. Fortunately for us, it made John Wolford. It made Phil Haynes. It made Ryan Anderson. It made Cam Serigne."