Earlier this week, we examined the three underclassmen leaving the Big 12 and who could replace them at their respective schools. Below, we look at 10 of the biggest shoes to fill in the Big 12 in 2014.
about 50 days ago | Jake Trotter | Texas Longhorns
The 2013 season was a long and crazy one for Texas, plain and simple. It started with promise, with Mack Brown confident the Longhorns could win the Big 12. Then Texas started 1-2, fired a coordinator, won six conference games in a row, upset Oklahoma, suffered a barrage of significant injuries and lost three of its final four, including its regular-season finale at Baylor with the Big 12 title on the line.
The college football season is over, and what a season it was. Picked fifth in the preseason, Baylor won its first Big 12 championship. Oklahoma, left for dead in early November, rose out of the ashes to win 11 games.
about 59 days ago | Jake Trotter | Texas Longhorns
As bad as things got for Texas in 2013 -- and they did get bad -- the Longhorns played for a Big 12 championship on the final day of the regular season after rallying following a horrible nonconference slate.
about 60 days ago | Brandon Chatmon | Texas Longhorns
The Big 12 had six players named consensus All-Americans, tied for the most of any conference, including two unanimous All-Americans. Baylor offensive lineman Cyril Richardson and Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro were unanimous selections.
about 64 days ago | Jake Trotter | Oklahoma Sooners
SAN ANTONIO -- No. 10 Oregon beats Texas 30-7 in the Valero Alamo Bowl. A few thoughts on the game: It was over when: Oregon safety Derrick Malone picked off a Case McCoy pass over the middle midway through the fourth quarter, then went 39 yards for the score.
Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro and Baylor guard Cyril Richardson are unanimous All-Americans. Amaro and Richardson were named first-team All-America by the American Football Coaches' Association, Football Writers' Association of America, Walter Camp Football Foundation, Sporting News and Associated Press -- the five All-American teams recognized by the NCAA.
about 86 days ago | Jake Trotter | Oklahoma Sooners
Baylor, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State leaned on defensive improvement in several statistics to finish in the top half of the Big 12 while several stats reveal why Kansas, Iowa State, TCU and West Virginia didn't reach bowl eligibility.
about 86 days ago | Brandon Chatmon | Oklahoma Sooners