The Big 12 is known for its offenses that thrive on extending defenses to horizontal and vertical extremes and getting the ball to impressive athletes in space to take advantage of those defensive stresses.
At the end of last season, Texas Tech fired the ever upwardly failing Kliff Kingsbury who immediately went to USC oops the Arizona Cardinals - because what NFL franchise wouldn't covet a college head coach who went 19-35 in Big 12 play? - and hired Utah State's Matt Wells, fresh off of his best season coaching the Aggies to a 10-2 record in his sixth year with the program.
Devin Duvernay was quietly quite productive in 2018. As the No. 3 option in the passing game and the team’s No. 5 option behind Collin Johnson, Lil’Jordan Humphrey, the RB run game, and the QB run game, he wasn’t generating a ton of attention or ink over the course of the season. Early in the year Ehlinger connected with him on a post route against Maryland and then missed him on several other go routes and posts before that dimension of the offense was diminished as a component of the offense.