Top 10: Best starts in 2017 recruiting (1:58)
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Sources: WR coach Norvell joins Texas exodus

Texas receivers coach Jay Norvell has become the fifth assistant coach to leave the program this offseason, sources have confirmed. He has taken a similar role at Arizona State.


Longhorns part ways with DB coach Vaughn

Texas defensive backs coach Chris Vaughn will not return next season because of his alleged involvement in the NCAA recruiting violations levied against Ole Miss, according to multiple reports.

How can Sanders' son help Oklahoma State? (1:13)
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Barry Sanders' son plans transfer to Okla. St.

Barry J. Sanders has decided to follow in his father's footsteps, saying that he plans to transfer from Stanford to Oklahoma State, where he can play starting in the fall.

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Barry Sanders' son transfers to Okla. St.

Stanford RB Barry J. Sanders will be joining his father's alma mater as he intends to join Oklahoma State as a graduate transfer for his final year of eligibility. Sanders played 36 games over three seasons with 664 rushing yards and five TDs with the Cardinal.

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Strong on recruiting class, comfort level at Texas

Texas coach Charlie Strong talks to Ivan Maisel, Chris Low and Heather Dinich about the Longhorns' excellent recruiting class, gaining a comfort level at Texas and more.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Participants in first minority coordinators professional development seminar, held at NFL combine and sponsored by Advocates for Athletic Equity (formerly BCA): Delaware CBs coach Henry Baker, Oklahoma DBs coach Kerry Cooks, North Texas OL coach Brad Davis, Hawaii offensive coordinator Kefense Hynson, Missouri RBs coach Brian Jones, SMU defensive coordinator Van Malone, Vanderbilt DBs Brett Maxie, Gardner-Webb OL coach Kenneth Ray, Southern Utah head coach Demario Warren and Findlay co-defensive coordinator Jake Zweig.

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Alabama tops Way-Too-Early Top 25

In case you missed it on Tuesday, Alabama is No. 1 in Mark Schlabach's early ranking. Florida State is second and Michigan is third.

2016 whiffs mean raised stakes in 2017 (2:31)

Cowboys wrangling ground game help

The Cowboys needed to improve on a running game that spent 2015 in the FBS cellar statistically (113th nationally). Oklahoma State signed seven offensive linemen, including two players who should be able to play immediately. Updated too-early Top 25

TCU trying to replace key cogs

The Horned Frogs head into next season with many holes to fill, including at QB and WR. They're adding transfers both from the FBS and juco levels in order to fix the needs. Updated too-early Top 25

Brandon Chatmon ESPN Staff Writer 

TCU's late September road trip to SMU has been moved from Saturday, Sept. 24 to Friday, Sept. 23 and will be televised on ESPN. The Horned Frogs will now have two games on Friday in 2016 after its matchup with Texas was moved to Black Friday, Nov. 25, earlier this offseason.

OU set up well for future on offense

Defense is a different story entirely with key contributors headed to the NFL. Are there any immediate producers in a recruiing class that finished ranked No. 21 on signing day? Updated too-early Top 25

Baylor will be back

Crushed by injuries late in the year, the Bears were able to finish much stronger on the recruiting trail than they did on the field. It was the best class in school history, but how does it project to help them in the near future? Updated too-early Top 25

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Oklahoma owns tough schedule

A neutral site game with a hot Houston team may be a trap, but Ohio State comes to Norman two weeks later. The Sooners have a rough go of it in the nonconference slate. Toughest 2016 noncon schedules

Pokes trending down after signing day

Baylor, Houston and TCU are getting higher-level recruits than they used to in Texas. That has impacted Oklahoma State's recruiting. The Pokes' 2012 class featured 16 Texans. The 2016 class has just six. Five teams reeling after NSD (Insider)

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

K-State president Kirk Schulz acknowledged the topic of expansion did come up during Friday's Big 12 presidents meeting, but commissioner Bob Bowlsby added that specific potential candidates were not discussed.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Following Friday's Big 12 presidents meeting, Kansas State president Kirk Schulz said "there's a unanimity" among the 10 schools that wasn't always there before in putting the interests of the conference over the interests of the individual schools. Schulz added the Big 12 will look to come to a 10-0 consensus moving forward on any major decisions, including possible expansion or implementation of a conference championship game.