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2016 Schedule
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4dTed Miller

Mailbag: Unhappiness from the under-hyped

Pac-12 reporter Ted Miller says Washington State and Utah are the league's sleeper teams and explains his fourth-place ranking of the Cougars.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

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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5dMitch Sherman

Big 12 coaches sound off on expansion plans

From improving the conference's playoff chances to strengthening its fan appeal, Big 12 football coaches weighed in on the possibility of expansion.

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6dESPN.com

Roundtable: Big 12 media days, expansion

In today's roundtable, we discuss takeaways from Big 12 media days and thoughts on the conference's decision to move toward expansion.

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Kilff Kingsbury on Pat Mahomes as a leader

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury joins Ivan Maisel to discuss his continued use of a blackberry over an iPhone, Pat Mahomes attending the Manning Passing Academy and his work to become a more vocal leader on offense, the continuity of having David Gibbs back as D-Coordinator.

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Kliff Kingsbury: Big 12 defenses, expansion

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury covers expectations for his team, Patrick Mahomes' focus on football, Baker Mayfield's transfer, Big 12 defenses and the conference's exploration of expansion candidates.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas Tech's Kliff Kingsbury is here in Bristol after missing the trip a year ago to host WR prospect Derrick Willies, who picked Tech. The other Big 12 coaches are happy to see him. "He's a guy's guy," said West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen. "Everybody wants to be him."

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said new teams could be added to league by 2017. Welcome to the next wave of conference realignment

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

The Big 12 (really 10) announced it's going to explore adding as many as four teams through expansion. The league's board of directors has authorized commissioner Bob Bowlsby to solicit interest from potential candidates. Among the schools that might be considered potential candidates: Boise State, BYU, Cincinnati, Colorado State, Connecticut, Houston, Memphis, UCF and USF. Bowlsby said the Big 12 board "saw the path forward clearly and has taken steps. We need to look at it logistically and put a plan together."

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops on the Big 12 passing the walk-on transfer rule, allowing QB Baker Mayfield to be eligible in the league for the 2017 season. "It was the right thing to do." Stoops, on Texas Tech, Mayfield's former school, voting in favor of the rule change. "Hats off to (coach) Kliff Kingsbury and (AD) Kirby Hocutt."

ESPN Stats & Info

Top dual-threat quarterbacks returning

Only three quarterbacks threw for 35 TDs and ran for at least five TDs last season. All three return this season and two play in the Big 12.

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Brandon Chatmon ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas Tech HC Kliff Kingsbury, looking clean, talks about Patrick Mahomes trying to do too much at times as a sophomore QB a year ago.

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Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury describes QB Patrick Mahomes as a bigger, stronger version of Johnny Manziel, whom Kingsbury coached, of course, to the Heisman Trophy in 2012.

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

You know the season isn't too far away when mascots and cheerleaders are posing at Big 12 Media Days in Dallas.

Brandon Chatmon ESPN Staff Writer 

"His arm. He can push the ball downfield better than I've seen, which I think is dangerous." -- Texas Tech HC Kliff Kingsbury on the difference between Patrick Mahomes and some of the QBs he has had in the past.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Even at media days, the Jayhawks get pushed around.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas Tech OL Baylen Brown ripped his pants before Big 12 media days this morning and had to wear jeans with his suit. But Tech's staff tracked down a seamstress at the hotel here to repair the size 40x34 pants.

Team Stats

Passing Yards389.72nd
Rushing Yards204.8Tied-30th
Points For46.62nd
Points Against42.6125th