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Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Measuring the Big 12's starting QB experience

By David Ubben

Quarterback play in the Big 12 is more important than in any other conference, and there's plenty of turnover (what about turnovers?) at the position this year.

So, with a nod to our friends at the SEC Blog, here's how it shakes out in the Big 12. Players with no career starts were omitted from the list. As were players with past starts who enter the season as sure backups or have moved positions. (i.e. Baylor's Nick Florence and Kansas' Kale Pick).

Missouri is the only team in the Big 12 without a quarterback on the roster that has started a game.

1. Robert Griffin III, junior, Baylor - 28 starts

2. Landry Jones, junior, Oklahoma - 24 starts

3. Brandon Weeden, senior, Oklahoma State - 13 starts

4. Garrett Gilbert, junior, Texas - 12 starts

5. Jordan Webb, sophomore, Kansas - seven starts

6. Ryan Tannehill, senior, Texas A&M - six starts

7. Quinn Mecham, senior, Kansas - four starts

8. Jerome Tiller, junior, Iowa State - three starts

9. Collin Klein, junior, Kansas State - two starts

10. Seth Doege, junior, Texas Tech - one start

Of course, players like Tiller, Klein, Mecham and Webb have competitions to win before they become starters, but let's re-order that list by winning percentage. Here's what they did with those starts:

1. Seth Doege, Texas Tech: 1-0, 1.000

2. Brandon Weeden, Oklahoma State: 11-2, .846

3. Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M: 5-1, .833

4. Landry Jones, Oklahoma: 19-5, .792

5. Collin Klein, Kansas State: 1-1, .500

6. Robert Griffin III, Baylor: 13-15, .464

7. Garrett Gilbert, Texas: 5-7, .412

8. Jerome Tiller, Iowa State: 1-2, .333

9. Jordan Webb, Kansas: 2-5, .285

10. Quinn Mecham: 1-3, .250