Talbot: Top Big 12 coaches prove themselves through rebuilding programs, awakening sleeping giants  updated 7:30am

More than any other sport, college football coaches are put on pedestals. Texas was willing to give Nick Saban $100 million to coach the Longhorns. He didn't take it, choosing to stay at Alabama, where he already has a statue.

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Despite slow start, Tech commit becomes strong prospect 07/25/14 - 8:28pm

In the spring of 2012, Collin Wilder visited Katy High's football practices day after day, asking coach Gary Joseph for a chance to play once the then-eighth grader entered high school.

Pirtle: TCU expected to have best special teams unit in Big 12 07/24/14 - 8:33pm

2. Baylor

The Horned Frogs have one of the strongest special teams units in the country heading into 2014. They're bringing everyone back. Junior Jaden Oberkrom is a top-of-the-line kicker who went 14-of-18 last season after a 22-for-30 freshman debut.

Red Raiders getting bigger and - they hope - better 07/24/14 - 6:14pm

Several Tech players gain weight to bulk up defensive line

When Texas Tech was giving up an average of 282 rushing yards per game last year during a five-game losing streak, a lack of bulk in the front seven was viewed by many as part of the problem.

Texas Tech Football Roster 07/24/14 - 6:07pm

YouTube has helped Tech target Bates develop 07/24/14 - 9:31pm

Living in Kaplan, a 4,600-person town in southern Louisiana, has limited the depth of coaching Jalen Bates receives. He's been taught to hit opponents, to hustle, to be physical.

Red Raider football notebook: Texas Tech, Oklahoma State square off for recruiting territory 07/23/14 - 9:53pm

Kingsbury, Gundy both say East Texas a hot spot for recruits

Texas Tech and Oklahoma State battle each other every other year in Lubbock and Stillwater. More and more, the Red Raiders and the Cowboys might be squaring off in places like Lufkin and Tyler.