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  1. Big 12 blanked on Kiper's '14 Big Board

    David Ubben

    The Big 12 had three players selected in the first round of last month's NFL draft, but it could be an even quieter opening night next year. There's a lot of football between now and then, but on colleague Mel Kiper's first 2014 Big Board -- that...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  2. Geno Smith combats rough draft critique

    David Ubben

    West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith got a call from his old quarterbacks coach, Jake Spavital, who couldn't help but laugh at what one media scout had to say about Smith. From our news story: Pro Football Weekly draft analyst Nolan Nawrocki deli...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  3. Oklahoma State not far from its '80s identity

    David Ubben

    Mike Gundy had a front-row seat to see two of the best backs in Oklahoma State history, Thurman Thomas and Barry Sanders, the latter of whom has a case as the best back in college football history. Few, if anyone, knows more or saw more of the so-cal...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  4. Could Geno Smith be the No. 1 pick?

    David Ubben

    West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith spent the first half of the college football season being 2012's poster boy, racking up huge numbers and 25 touchdown passes before his first interception. He finished the season with 42 touchdowns and just six in...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  5. Putting Big 12 NFL draft prospects into tiers

    David Ubben

    So, maybe you're not an NFL GM (or maybe you are). If you're an obsessive fantasy football player (guilty here), you know the tier system well. It's similar to what NFL teams use on draft day, to know when they're getting a player at a value, and ...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  6. Texas recruiting: Bigger, but is it better?

    David Ubben

    The sheer volume and passion that surrounds Texas high school football is unlike anywhere else in America. This year, the state is home to the top two prospects in the ESPNU 150, too. Recruiting in Texas is bigger than anywhere else, but are th...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  7. Mailbag: BU's rise, OSU-Bama, K-State

    David Ubben

    Once again, thanks for all the questions this week. Here's where you can send yours. Marty in Dallas asks: Ubbs, are we in the Golden Age of Baylor athletics or what. If I had told you at the start of the football season that Baylor would defeat B...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  8. Lunch links: Jayhawks video goes viral

    David Ubben

    After what went down in Vancouver last night, I'll never consider college football fans crazy again. Not even ones from the SEC, eh. Not Big 12 related, but Dave Matter of the Columbia Tribune tells the story of two football programs in Missouri ...

    Blog | June 16, 2011
  9. Hall of Fame inductee: Doug English

    David Ubben

    Doug English is the latest Longhorn to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Before going on to a pro career with the Detroit Lions, English earned a spot as one of the great Texas defensive tackles from 1972-74. "What greater val...

    Blog | May 17, 2011
  10. Undrafted Big 12ers find place to play

    David Ubben

    The NFL labor dispute means undrafted college players were left without a job and no immediate football future. Teams aren't allowed to make transactions, so any free agents will remain so until a new collective bargaining agreement is reached and th...

    Blog | May 03, 2011
  11. Baylor's Danny Watkins made draft history

    David Ubben

    A year ago, Danny Watkins was selected fourth overall in the Canadian Football League draft by the British Columbia Lions. After this weekend, it's clear the Lions wasted their first-round pick. Watkins stuck around Baylor for his senior year, and...

    Blog | May 02, 2011
  12. Sooners still have plenty of room to grow

    David Ubben

    NORMAN, Okla. -- After Oklahoma rolled to a dominant win against 8-5 Connecticut in the Fiesta Bowl, the offseason accolades began rolling in for the Sooners. Surveying the college football landscape, the Big 12 champions -- who went 12-2 last sea...

    Blog | April 18, 2011
  13. Sooners still have plenty of room to grow

    David Ubben

    NORMAN, Okla. -- After Oklahoma rolled to a dominant win against 8-5 Connecticut in the Fiesta Bowl, the offseason accolades began rolling in for the Sooners. Surveying the college football landscape, the Big 12 champions -- who went 12-2 last sea...

    Blog | April 18, 2011
  14. Embree talks new staff, transition, mentors

    David Ubben

    Jon Embree played his college football at Colorado, and was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in 1987. Now, 23 years later, he left his post as the tight ends coach for the Washington Redskins to become the head coach at his alma mater. Embree took ...

    Blog | December 22, 2010
  15. Hey! Do you want to run Texas' defense?

    David Ubben

    A mysterious new job posting appeared on the website of the University of Texas' human resources this week, but you might recognize why the job came open. Under job title, "Assistant Football Coach, Defensive Coordinator" is listed, thanks to Will...

    Blog | December 14, 2010
  16. Video: McCoy tells Gruden he'll succeed

    David Ubben

    Former Texas quarterback Colt McCoy explains to ESPN Monday Night Football analyst Jon Gruden why he'll succeed in the NFL, and Gruden explains to McCoy what that's going to take. Extra points if you make it through without laughing at least once. Gr...

    Blog | April 15, 2010