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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Big 12 lands two of five SI CFB covers

By David Ubben

Sports Illustrated's college football preview issue hits newsstands soon, but the magazine is once again going the regional cover route.

It released all five covers earlier today, and two Big 12 quarterbacks grabbed spots.

Oklahoma's Landry Jones grabbed one spot, with the headline "Deep Threat," which asks if Jones is the man to lead Oklahoma to a Big 12 title and beyond.

West Virginia's Geno Smith, the Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year, grabbed the other spot. His headline reads, "Air Raid," previewing his bombs away style of passing's debut on the bigger stage.

Good-looking crew. You can see all five covers here. USC's Matt Barkley, Michigan's Denard Robinson and Alabama's AJ McCarron filled out the five spots for quarterbacks on the cover. Check it out.