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  1. A look at Big 12's past, future NFL talent

    Carter Strickland

    ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper has two Big 12 players -- Oklahoma's Lane Johnson and Texas' Kenny Vaccaro -- potentially going in the first round of this year's NFL draft. Fellow expert Todd McShay has the same two as Kiper and also is optimistic abo...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  2. Grading my 3,000-yard passer projections

    David Ubben

    This time last year, we broke down who in the Big 12's would most likely hit the benchmarks for their positions in 2011. The quarterbacks came first. Here's what I wrote then. The clear line designating the best at the position is 3,000 yards. ...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  3. Thoughts on the NFL draft first round

    David Ubben

    Good to see a handful of Big 12 names called in the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday night. What did I think? Glad you asked. No surprises in the top two picks, which have both been essentially in the can for weeks. A nice touch by Rob...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  4. Gauging what DGB means to Mizzou

    David Ubben

    Dorial Green-Beckham, the nation's top receiver (and arguably its top talent), chose Mizzou. It's a simple statement, but one that's odd to say considering college football's history and the national power-driven state of college football recruiti...

    Blog | February 03, 2012
  5. Season report card: Missouri

    David Ubben

    We're offering up grades for each team in the Big 12 after their seasons conclude, so here's a look at how the 8-5 Missouri Tigers graded out in 2011. More report cards: Kansas Texas Tech OFFENSE: This season was supposed to be all about...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  6. Big 12: Preseason polls vs. final finish

    David Ubben

    You hear it every year, but let's take an official look back at the Big 12 preseason media poll, compared to actual finish by season's end. Each team's finish is compared with its preseason projection in parentheses. 1. Oklahoma (-3): Oklahoma ...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  7. Missouri, Texas face off with new identities

    David Ubben

    Missouri and Texas made their living with NFL quarterbacks behind center over the last half decade. Vince Young and Colt McCoy at Texas and Chase Daniel and Blaine Gabbert at Missouri took the program to new heights and did so with thousands of pass ...

    Blog | November 09, 2011
  8. Who are the rising stars at quarterback?

    David Ubben

    ESPN's Brock Huard named his five quarterbacks in the "next wave" of stars, and topping the list? None other than Missouri's James Franklin. Writes Huard: Sturdy, strong and athletic, Franklin is the most powerfully built of the quarterbacks m...

    Blog | November 02, 2011
  9. K-State's rise precipitated by defense

    David Ubben

    Kansas State gave up 12 plays of longer than 10 yards to Baylor. It gave up five touchdown passes, including four that were longer than 34 yards. But the Wildcats won, and bulled their way into the Top 25. Despite the struggles, they did it with d...

    Blog | October 05, 2011
  10. What we learned in the Big 12: Week 2

    David Ubben

    A look back on the week that was. Iowa State is once again the Big 12's most endearing program. The Cyclones trailed five times against in-state rival Iowa at Jake Trice Stadium on Saturday. But with a handful of brand-new faces on offense and som...

    Blog | September 11, 2011
  11. What we learned in the Big 12: Week 1

    David Ubben

    1. Oklahoma is clicking, and deserves the No. 1 spot for now. Oklahoma was good everywhere and great in a few spots before racing to a 44-7 lead entering the fourth quarter against a 10-win team from a year ago. Bob Stoops is happy with all three pha...

    Blog | September 04, 2011
  12. What to watch in the Big 12: Week 1

    David Ubben

    Here are ten things I'm keeping an eye on in Week 1 of Big 12 football. 1. Garrett Gilbert. Everything else aside, Gilbert is ultimately the one guy who will decide how far Texas gets this season. Or, at least whoever Texas' quarterback is by mids...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  13. Mizzou QB Franklin the biggest Big 12 debut

    David Ubben

    We're taking a look around at the biggest debuts in college football today, and although Missouri's Week 1 opponent doesn't jump off the marquee, James Franklin's debut will have a profound impact on the Big 12 race. Miami (Ohio) will be our first...

    Blog | August 31, 2011
  14. Mizzou's Franklin took unusual route to QB

    David Ubben

    James Franklin kept pleading. He kept hearing no. First, he was too big. "I was a little chubby, but I was taller than a lot of the other kids, too," he said. In sixth grade, he weighed in at 185 pounds, 50 pounds over the 135-pound limit fo...

    Blog | August 19, 2011
  15. Quarterback Tyler Gabbert visits UCF, source says

    Former Missouri Tigers quarterback Tyler Gabbert visited UCF Knights on Wednesday, a source told ESPN's Joe Schad.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2011
  16. Mailbag: Building a program, preseason polls

    David Ubben

    Thanks for all the emails. Feel free to drop a few more in my box if you've got something to say. Alex in Waterloo, Iowa, asked: I am a believer that Shontrelle Johnson will be a quality running back in the big 12. you ranked Knott tenth in the to...

    Blog | August 17, 2011