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Big 12 coaches anonymously break down conference

Oklahoma's opponents realize the same thing Baker Mayfield's teammates have known for some time now: The former walk-on quarterback is the heart of the Sooners (and their playoff chances). Dylan Coulter for ESPN

This story appears in ESPN College Football 2016, on newsstands June 7. Order online today!

The phrase comes up in most college football press conferences:

"Coach, can you talk about ... ."

We took that broad question and went to Big 12 coaches to ask for their honest assessments on the hottest topics for each conference team.

Here's an unfiltered -- and anonymous -- breakdown of how opponents view their conference brethren (presented by predicted order of finish):