These men are rising stars in college football's coaching community, and here is your starting lineup of coordinators who could be running their own programs in the not-so-distant future.
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Memphis native Justin Timberlake wants to see the Tigers in the Big 12.
Sooners rise in recruiting rankings
Oklahoma's 2017 class improved after adding a pair of four-star commitments in OT Marquis Hayes and WR Cedarian Lamb, who returns after decommiting from the Sooners in the spring, notes Craig Haubert. Full rankings (Insider)
Dru Samia becomes one of two Big 12 players on the 2016 Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award after an impressive freshman season.
Don't underestimate the academic profile of New Orleans-based Tulane as an expansion school in the minds of the Big 12's presidents and chancellors.
Who has the Big 12's most efficient passing attack. We break it all down.
They say every AD has a list of coordinators they'd talk with should their coach leave or be fired. Well, here's the list of the 12 coaches who are most likely on those wish lists.
The Big 12 survived trying times five years ago, with numerous schools departing. Here are several keys for the Big 12's health as it plans to expand.
We asked SEC and Big 12 coaches which colleagues they would send their sons to play for. The list starts with Bob Stoops, but Mark Dantonio and David Shaw weren't far behind.
Where should college football's top 25 teams turn when they need one yard to win the game on the last play? Get ready for some surprises.
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.
Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation
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.
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.
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
Since TCU and West Virginia joined the Big 12 in 2012, the conference is 12-17 in bowl games, a statistic the league's players say they must improve.
The Sooners' talented defense must slow Houston QB Greg Ward when the two teams meet at NRG Stadium on Sept. 3.
Here are teams in each conference moving in the right direction and those which struggled this summer.
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.
Answering reader questions about Big 12 expansion candidates and more.
Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer
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."
From improving the conference's playoff chances to strengthening its fan appeal, Big 12 football coaches weighed in on the possibility of expansion.
A look at some of the best moments, quotes and images during Big 12 media days.
In today's roundtable, we discuss takeaways from Big 12 media days and thoughts on the conference's decision to move toward expansion.