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  1. Notes on the Big 12 and the coaches poll

    David Ubben

    No major surprises in the preseason coaches poll, even though I thought Kansas State or Baylor would sneak in at No. 24 or 25. Personally, I've got Baylor on my preseason top 25, but don't have Kansas State. Sixty-two coaches get votes by a random...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  2. Thoughts on the Big 12 preseason poll

    David Ubben

    You can see the full Big 12 preseason poll here, but here are a few thoughts on what will surely be a major topic of conversation at next week's media days in Dallas. The biggest surprise is Texas, which very well could start the season higher in...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  3. Stoops' accused burglar finds more trouble

    David Ubben

    The criminal masterminds that allegedly stole a car and credit card from Bob Stoops' home (then used the card) are at it again, this time employing a little help from a few friends. Try to contain your surprise, but they didn't get away with it. T...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  4. Steele tabs OSU, Texas, OU as surprises

    David Ubben

    It's not easy for one of college football's biggest brands to truly surprise anyone, but Phil Steele says that's exactly what's going to happen in his 10 surprise teams for this fall on ESPN Insider. Texas is very unlikely to start the preseason i...

    Blog | June 11, 2013
  5. Oklahoma St. picks up transfer from ... KU?

    David Ubben

    Cornerback Tyler Patmon leaving Kansas at the end of 2012 was a big surprise. It's rare you see a 28-game starter leave a program before his senior season, especially when it's "not his choice," as Patmon tweeted after the news broke. Even rarer: ...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  6. Athlon ranks the Big 12 coaches

    David Ubben

    Athlon Sports ranked all 125 coaches heading into 2013, and that includes the 10 coaches in the Big 12. First on the list is no surprise and won't get any argument from me. Kansas State's Bill Snyder checked in at No. 3, behind only Alabama's Nick...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  7. Seastrunk's emergence no big surprise

    David Ubben

    WACO, Texas -- Lache Seastrunk broke out as the story of the Big 12 in the final month of the 2012 season. He rushed for 831 yards in Baylor's final six games and topped 135 yards in each of the final four games, all victories for the Bears, includin...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  8. Best off-the-radar spring in ... Kansas?

    David Ubben

    Colleague Ryan McGee took a look at five off-the-radar destinations for spring practice that are college football's most intriguing. One surprise candidate on his list is Kansas, which is coming off a 1-11 season. The Jayhawks' influx of junior co...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  9. More booms, busts in 2007 recruiting class

    David Ubben

    This week, we looked at the 2009 recruiting class' biggest surprises and biggest busts, and colleague Jake Trotter tackled 2008 last week. You guys loved it. It's still a little soon to make generalizations about the 2010 class just yet, but you w...

    Blog | February 14, 2013
  10. Booms and busts of the '07 recruiting class

    David Ubben

    Earlier this week, we looked at the 2009 recruiting class' biggest surprises and biggest busts, and colleague Jake Trotter tackled 2008 last week. You guys loved it. It's still a little soon to make generalizations about the 2010 class just yet, b...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  11. More booms and busts from the 2009 class

    David Ubben

    Earlier this morning, we broke down half of the big surprises and big busts from the 2009 recruiting class in the Big 12. Let's take a look at the rest of the Big 12. Oklahoma State Best surprise: OL Levy Adcock (Claremore, Okla.) Adcock cam...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  12. Booms and busts of 2009 recruiting class

    David Ubben

    Colleague Jake Trotter ran down some big surprises and busts in the Big 12 recruiting class of 2008 last week, but let's take a closer look at the class of 2009 this morning. We'll take a look at the top half of the Big 12 now, and the bottom half...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  13. Top of Big 12 could be historically bad

    David Ubben

    Phil Steele is one of the best in the business when it comes to all things college football, and he released his projected AP preseason top 10 for 2013. How many Big 12 teams cracked the list? A big, fat zero. It's not a huge surprise (we'll get ...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  14. Mailbag: Tech surprise, Big 12 QBs, grades

    David Ubben

    Thanks for all the e-mails this week. Interesting stuff as always. Here's where you can reach me if you've got more to say. Bert in Frisco, Texas writes: You keeping talking about Texas Tech surprising everyone next season. What does surprising me...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  15. How much is your team worth?

    David Ubben

    Wall Street Journal put together an interesting graphic of how much the top programs in college football could be bought for if they were professional franchises. No. 1? No surprise, it's the Texas Longhorns, who could theoretically be yours for t...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  16. Lunch links: Surprise Big 12 weekend news

    David Ubben

    Get it together, Rick. Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle looks back on the good, bad and more in his weekly Sunday rewind from K-State's win on Saturday. Matt Hayes of The Sporting News says Tommy Tuberville should be suspended or fired for ...

    Blog | November 12, 2012