BIG 12 Preview

Found this at another site,....good info here...

Last season was another huge campaign for the Big 12 and its football programs as the conference placed seven teams in bowl games, including the BCS title contest. That accomplishment marked the 4th time in the last five years that a Big 12 school played for the national title. Four of the seven Big 12 schools won their postseason contests, the most notable being the thrilling come from behind win by Texas in the Rose Bowl. There was also success on the non-conference landscape as the Big 12 logged an impressive 28-8 mark in non-league tilts. Oklahoma won the conference championship for the second straight season, by routing Colorado of the North Division in the title game. Speaking of the North Division, the race for that top spot proved to be one of the most captivating of any Div 1-A league as all six teams finished within two games of one another.

For 2005, the conference loses a load of NFL type talent but will remain strong. Oklahoma and Texas figure to be the teams to beat again, and the Longhorns may finally hold the edge over the Sooners, boasting the league’s most explosive player in QB Vince Young, who ranks just ahead of OU’s RB Adrian Peterson. Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and Oklahoma State also come back loaded but are cursed by having to compete with the two front runners in the South Division year in and year out. In the North, the race should be wide open again as no team has clearly distance itself from the others since last season. On the coaching front, Oklahoma State was the only school to make a change, as Les Miles’ departure left a void that was eventually filled by Mike Gundy. Realignment has thankfully kept its hands off of this conference, meaning the Big 12 should be as strong as ever in 2005. In fact, instant replay will be the only recognizable change. Don’t be surprised to see either Texas or Oklahoma competing for the national title in the Rose Bowl on January 4th, 2006. As usual, the big game to circle on the calendar involves those two powers in the “Red River Shootoutâ€Â


posted by slam

July 29 2005 11:16am

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    nice info slam. i appreciate the 411. That's some good shit. Thanks again.


    posted by jtmoney16

    Aug. 1 2005 4:42pm

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