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Texas defense was historically bad

The Longhorns' 453 yards per game allowed on defense last season were the most in the history of the program.

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Will Baylor's offense miss a beat?

QB Seth Russell and two 1,000-yard rushers return to Baylor, but former coach Art Briles is gone. The Bears led the FBS in YPG, PPG and rushing YPG last season.

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Will WVU's rushing game slow down?

Wendell Smallwood helped West Virginia have one of its best rushing seasons in recent history last year. It'll be up to Rushel Shell to keep those numbers up this season.

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Okla. student sues RB Mixon over '14 incident

A University of Oklahoma student filed a lawsuit against Joe Mixon, seeking unspecified damages, over a 2014 incident in which he was charged with punching her in the face.

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After Oklahoma landed a commitment today from four-star WR Cedarian Lamb, a rival Big 12 recruiter told me he thinks Sooners' coach Bob Stoops is in line to sign his "best class ever." OU already has the nation's seventh-ranked class with 12 four-star pledges.

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Most 700-yard games last season

Will Baylor's offense slow down without former coach Art Briles on the sidelines? Last season, the Bears totaled 700 or more yards in an FBS-best five games.

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Oldest coaches entering 2016 season

Kansas State's Bill Snyder remains the oldest active FBS head coach, followed by Ohio's Frank Solich, San Diego State's Rocky Long and Alabama's Nick Saban.

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Baylor's fallout continues

QB Jarrett Stidham added to the fallout at Baylor on Monday after he made his transfer official. The school granted Stidham a release, he confirmed to ESPN.

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High expectations have haunted Sooners

The last four times Oklahoma was ranked in the preseason top 5, it failed to meet expectations. The Sooners were No. 5 in Mark Schlabach's Way-Too Early Top 25. Early poll

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Former Baylor QB Jarrett Stidham informed me he received his release from the school today. He'll have 3 seasons of eligibility elsewhere and be able to play again in 2017. After his impressive freshman year, he'll be one seriously coveted free agent.

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Source: Baylor gives interim coach Grobe $1.25M

Jim Grobe's reported $1.25 million salary as Baylor interim coach ranks as the eighth-highest in the Big 12, ahead of Iowa State's Matt Campbell and Kansas' David Beaty.

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Texas Tech issues statement on Houston's Big 12 candidacy: "As the Big 12 evaluates its options for expansion, Texas Tech welcomes the consideration of the University of Houston. We have always valued our partnerships with UH." - Dr. Lawrence Schovanec, Texas Tech's incoming president

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Sooners given best chance to run table

Oklahoma has a 17 percent chance to go undefeated before bowl season, according to ESPN's Football Power Index.

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Countdown to college football: 41 days

In our countdown to college football season, ESPN Stats & Info notes Oklahoma State's +41 turnover margin over the past five seasons, which ranks fifth in the nation. FPI favors the Cowboys in every game but one in 2016.

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Some political context to consider as Texas leadership offers its support for Houston's Big 12 bid: UT System Chancellor William McRaven has been pursuing expansion into Houston with ambitious and controversial plans for a research center. The UT System is planning to spend $450 million over 30 years for the research center's 300 acres of land. UH regents are not happy with that plan, fearing it's an invasion of their territory. Might they be appeased by UT backing their Big 12 hopes?

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Oklahoma president David Boren issues statement to ESPN on Texas president Greg Fenves publicly supporting Houston's Big 12 expansion candidacy: "As Chairman of the Big 12 Conference, it is not appropriate for me to comment on the prospects of any individual university."

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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has echoed the state's Gov. and is demanding Houston be invited to the Big 12:

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Houston regents chair Tilman Fertitta, on his school receiving the Big 12 expansion endorsement of Texas president Greg Fenves: "I very much appreciate it. I always thought President Fenves was an intelligent man. We can't do this without the support of our burnt orange neighbors. We appreciate them all."