10. Kansas The Kansas special-teams unit is mediocre. Senior Trevor Pardula was the Big 12's third-leading punter last season with a 43.7-yard average, although junior Eric Kahn punted all four times in KU's spring game for an average of 39.5 yards.Read More
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.
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.
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.
The Big 12 is known as an offensive league with air raid offenses and hard-nosed run attacks. While the quarterbacks, receivers and running backs get all the credit, the offensive linemen are actually responsible for their success.
Former Texas Tech cornerback Dee Paul has found a new home. After leaving the football team last week, Paul has decided to transfer to Tarleton State. He recorded one tackle in three games in his lone season with the Red Raiders.