Wednesday's Big 12 media lineup should be intriguing

July, 29, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Today will be the final day of the Big 12's media days. And arguably, the lineup should be the strongest of any of the days.

The proceedings will be available live on Big12sports.com and ESPNEWS. Here's a look at who will be scheduled and when. All times are Eastern.

Kansas State (10 a.m. ET): Bill Snyder, who was famously uncomfortable at these affairs in the past, will appear first. Snyder has been relaxed during many sit-down interviews so far. It will be interesting to see how much he missed us. The Wildcats' biggest question is at quarterback and projected starter Carson Coffman will be here to talk about his fight for playing time.

Texas Tech (10:45 a.m. ET): I can't wait to hear what neat vacation trips Mike Leach had, or what he's been watching on television in recent weeks. He'll tell us all of that, along with how his team will respond after last season's breakthrough 11-2 season where the Red Raiders shared the South title for the first time. The Red Raiders are bringing offensive lineman Brandon Carter, who arguably might be their most valuable player. But I bet we'll hear the name of Graham Harrell and Michael Crabtree mentioned a few times, too.

Colorado (11:30 a.m. ET): Coach Dan Hawkins, I'm sure, will be asked a lot of questions about his "10 wins and no excuses" comments after last season. Is he that confident as he approaches the opening of practice? We'll see.

Texas (12:15 p.m. ET): The Longhorns' status as preseason Big 12 favorites will likely be the predominant theme of the questioning for Mack Brown. But I'm wondering how long it will be before he's asked about wayward defensive end Sergio Kindle. My guess is four questions. And I'm also betting that the group of reporters who flock to Colt McCoy's interviews will rival those for Sam Bradford and Robert Griffin -- the two largest of the media gathering so far.

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