Remember when the Big 12 used to feature the best running backs in the nation? With spread offenses sprouting up everywhere, the running game has become an afterthought, writes Tim Griffin.
Take a look at what Big 12 South questions were answered this spring and what problems linger heading into the fall.
How will Big 12 teams fare in their bowl games? Can new coaches make a difference at Nebraska and Texas A&M? Our Big 12 notebook addresses those questions and more.
From Texas coach Mack Brown's lobbying against the two-team-per-conference BCS bowl rule to Kansas' focus to the rest of the Big 12's chances for becoming bowl eligible, the conference is covered here.
After struggling defensively against Baylor, Oklahoma has used the constant criticism as a motivational tool, writes Tim Griffin.
Oklahoma State's improved running game and Colorado's motivational ploy are just some of the topics covered in the Big 12 notebook.
From Mike Leach's fascination with pirates to Kansas' undefeated ride to Sam Keller's endorsement for the Nebraska program, the Big 12 is covered here.
From overviews to midseason MVPs to what's next, the Big 12 team-by-team breakdowns have the first half of the season covered.
From Nebraska's needs on defense to Kansas State cracking the Top 25 to a preview of the '07 Red River Rivalry, the Big 12 is covered here.
Texas Tech coach Mike Leach hinted at a change and a day later the Red Raiders had a new defensive coordinator, writes Tim Griffin in the Big 12 notebook.
Jamaal Charles has been a threat for Texas, but fumbling problems could blemish his start, writes Tim Griffin in the Big 12 notebook.
There could be budding quarterback controversy at Oklahoma State, writes Tim Griffin in the Big 12 notebook.
After waiting his turn on the scout team, Texas Tech receiver Michael Crabtree exploded on the scene last week, writes Tim Griffin in the Big 12 notebook.