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  1. West Virginia offense staying elite in 2013?

    David Ubben

    Read anything about West Virginia this offseason and the names Geno Smith, Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey will come up pretty quickly. The problem: All three of those guys will be in the NFL next fall. The expectation is a natural dropoff. Col...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  2. Texas recruiting ready to bounce back?

    David Ubben

    Texas had a small senior class in 2012, and thus, was forced to take a small recruiting class in 2013. That was only part of the problem, but Texas suffered more decommitments on the recruiting trail than it had in a long time, losing recruits to Tex...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  3. Tech prevails in overtime thriller at TCU

    David Ubben

    Last season's season-making win came on the road against No. 1 Oklahoma. This year, it was a 35-point beatdown of No. 5 West Virginia. The problem last year? Texas Tech didn't win another game the rest of the year and fell out of the postseason wi...

    Blog | October 20, 2012
  4. Kansas State survives another slow start

    David Ubben

    Starting slow wasn't a problem in last week's blowout win over Miami. Against North Texas on Saturday night, the problem reared its head. The Wildcats trailed by seven early, and led North Texas by just a point late in the third quarter before ...

    Blog | September 15, 2012
  5. Stoops simplifies Sooners' besieged D

    David Ubben

    NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma linebacker Joseph Ibiloye kept hearing his coach scream his name. "Joe! Joe!" He turned around, heard his coach's demands and applied them to the next play. The problem? At least a few times, it would put him out of po...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  6. Season recap: Kansas

    David Ubben

    KANSAS JAYHAWKS Record: 2-10 (0-9) I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Kansas could have gone 2-10 or even 3-9 and Turner Gill still would have had a good chance to keep his job. The problem: Those losses couldn't be anywhere near as lo...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  7. Kansas State defense making early strides

    David Ubben

    Kansas State led the nation in scoring defense and total defense after its first two games. The problem? The impressive numbers came against FCS Eastern Kentucky and Kent State from the MAC. "They didn't give us much credit after we played well...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  8. Lunch links: A BYU/Sundays solution

    David Ubben

    Did anybody realize Busta Rhymes is 39? This is oddly jarring. Fun with puzzles! Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star has a good solution to the problem of playing on Sundays if BYU joins the Big 12. League should absolutely explore this op...

    Blog | August 30, 2011
  9. 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
  10. West Virginia asks Big 12 for travel help

    David Ubben

    West Virginia is at least 800 miles away from every Big 12 team. That didn't pose too many problems during football season when the Mountaineers only had to travel once a week a few times a season, though consecutive weeks in Texas had a rough ending...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  11. Texas' small class is officially complete

    David Ubben

    Texas lost five previously committed players in its 2013 recruiting class, something that never used to be a problem for the Longhorns. But they'll finish with the Big 12's top class in 2013, featuring eight ESPN 300 signees. Each of the following...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  12. Lunch links: Fixing West Virginia's problems

    David Ubben

    It's kind of my lucky number. It's the year Footloose came out. What was Collin Klein the recruit like? Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle looks back with the man who recruited him. Part of Darrell Royal's legacy? Recruiting black players to ...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  13. Could the Pac-12 surpass the Big 12?

    David Ubben

    ESPN Stats and Info's newest Conference Power Rankings are up, and the Big 12's got a little problem on its hands. The league is still No. 1 in the computer polls, but the human polls have officially slid the Pac-12 above the Big 12, relegating th...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  14. More on the Texas missed tackles epidemic

    David Ubben

    Missed tackles have been the biggest problem for Texas' disappointing defense thus far this season. How bad is it? Really bad, according to the data compiled by ESPN Stats and Info. Texas missed a season-high 16 tackles against Oklahoma, raisin...

    Blog | October 18, 2012
  15. Ash gives Longhorns a brand-new look

    David Ubben

    David Ash completed just 57 percent of his passes as a wide-eyed true freshman in 2011. He compounded his problems by outweighing his four touchdowns with eight interceptions. This was Garrett Gilbert's team through all the offseason leading up to...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  16. Which Big 12 coaches have the best value?

    David Ubben

    There's only one way to truly measure value among coaches. How much bang are programs getting for the buck they're paying coaches? A handful of coaches stood out. The biggest problem? Three of the four coaches on our list got big raises this se...

    Blog | July 11, 2012