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  1. Lunch links: Baylor's new world

    David Ubben

    Poor OKC fans. Brutal past couple weeks. SI.com's Stewart Mandel has a lot of Big 12 talk in his mailbag. He says Bob Stoops has a point, and weighs in on WVU's struggles in the conference. Mac Engel of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram says just wh...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  2. Lunch links: Texas AD talks struggles

    David Ubben

    Texas AD DeLoss Dodds says he's not issuing ultimatums to his struggling coaches because he expects the problems to be fixed, writes Mike Finger of the San Antonio Express-News. George Schroeder of USA Today profiles Oklahoma State OC Mike Yurcich,...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  3. Respect earned, despite TCU's struggles

    David Ubben

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- On some days last season, Gary Patterson had to look down at his depth chart and cue up his own version of the Talking Heads classic, "Once in a Lifetime." You may ask yourself, "Well, how did I get here?" ... And you may te...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  4. Lunch links: No brackets for you, Frogs

    David Ubben

    Congrats to kdcaire, the leader among 723 in the Big 12 Blog Readers bracket pool. The bad news? The bracket had New Mexico in the Final Four. Ouch. West Virginia safety Darwin Cook opens up about West Virginia's defensive struggles with Mike Cas...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  5. Changing tides on Big 12 recruiting trail

    David Ubben

    Colleague Mitch Sherman knows his way around recruiting in the Midwest and Texas, and wrote this week about the Big 12's recent recruiting struggles, headlined by Texas and Oklahoma signing underwhelming classes. In 2011, UT signed the nation's fift...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  6. Big 12 weekend rewind: Week 11

    David Ubben

    Time to hand out some superlatives from the week that was around the Big 12: Best offensive performance: David Ash, QB, Texas. Ash took care of business against Iowa State, bouncing back after some struggles earlier in conference play. He complete...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  7. Lunch links: Commish talks Texas struggle

    David Ubben

    You just bought Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's bones, and he's not even dead! Texas' defensive issues are nearly impossible to deny anymore, writes Mike Finger of the San Antonio Express-News. Big 12 commish Bob Bowlsby sits down for a Q&A on the le...

    Blog | October 18, 2012
  8. Defensive struggles catch up to WVU

    David Ubben

    LUBBOCK, Texas -- Facing a fourth-and-6 on his own 29-yard line, Dana Holgorsen didn't look to do much contemplating about whether or not he'd send out his punting unit. With more than eight minutes to play in the third quarter, 95 percent of coac...

    Blog | October 13, 2012
  9. Video: Friday Four Downs

    David Ubben

    David Ubben is talking Kansas State's emergence, Oklahoma's struggles, West Virginia's Big 12 entrance and Oklahoma State quarterbacks in this week's Friday Four Downs....

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  10. K-State piles on late in Missouri State win

    David Ubben

    Kansas State gave its fans plenty of reason to be nervous for most of Saturday night's win. The Wildcats survived close calls against FCS foes Eastern Kentucky and Massachusetts in recent seasons. Opening-night struggles against what should have b...

    Blog | September 01, 2012
  11. Lunch links: A&M's Big 12 exit struggles

    David Ubben

    You'll see this everywhere, but it's worth it. Preezy...of the United Steezy. Football isn't the only sport in which A&M is leaving the Big 12 with a whimper, writes Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman. What does it mean to get "Gro...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  12. Wright's combine struggles won't hurt him

    David Ubben

    Baylor's Kendall Wright turned heads for the wrong reasons at last week's NFL Combine, but our scout Kevin Weidl put together his list of players whose game tapes tell enough of the story. For Wright, that's the case. His impressive 1,662 yards an...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  13. Former Longhorns OC lands a new gig

    David Ubben

    Greg Davis caught plenty of heat in Austin after a high-profile, 5-7 struggle in 2010 when the Longhorns' offense hit rock bottom. After a year away from the game, he's back. He joins Kirk Ferentz's staff at Iowa as the Hawkeyes' new offensive ...

    Blog | February 28, 2012
  14. Tech recruiting strong, despite struggles

    David Ubben

    DALLAS -- Scanning the list of the nation's top-25 recruiting classes unearths few surprises. The list is mostly national powers like Texas, Alabama, Notre Dame, LSU or USC. That, or growing programs at the height of recent success, like Stanford. ...

    Blog | February 03, 2012
  15. Longhorns' offensive woes continue

    David Ubben

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas has scored just one touchdown in its past two games, and those offensive struggles have continued against an experienced, speedy and athletic Texas A&M defense. Texas didn't reach the end zone in a loss to Misso...

    Blog | November 24, 2011
  16. Kansas State-Texas: More Cats dominance?

    David Ubben

    Which Big 12 team has the best record against Texas since the league formed? It's not Oklahoma. It's not the angry Aggies. It's not the pesky Red Raiders, either. In all of their five-star recruitiness, the Longhorns have had infamous struggles ag...

    Blog | November 17, 2011