Monday, August 27, 2012
The Big 12's best offense: West Virginia
By David Ubben
I asked. You answered, rather emphatically, in fact.
The Big 12's best offense? West Virginia.
The Mountaineers commanded 58 percent of the vote, running away with the fan poll. They got it right, too. That's how I voted.
I've got questions about just how effective the running game will be, especially if Dustin Garrison isn't healthy, but the passing game should be unbelievable. Freshman Jordan Thompson, a Houston native, and senior J.D. Woods offer even more depth to a receiving corps with the league's two best wideouts, Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey.
And it took us that long to even mention Big 12 Preseason Offensive Player of the Year Geno Smith, who keys the whole attack.
Oklahoma came in second with 20 percent of the vote. That's about right, I'd say. If anybody's got as much experience and as many weapons as the bearded boys out east, it's the Sooners.
Oklahoma State came in third with just nine percent of the vote. No faith in Wes Lunt?
Texas Tech grabbed eight percent of the vote, ahead of last-place finisher Baylor. Not a fan of that pick, fans. Baylor finishing as the fifth-best Big 12 offense? Consider me skeptical of that idea. A great offensive line is the most important piece, but Nick Florence is going to surprise a whole lot of people this season.