Defenses around the league have found ways to keep offenses in front of them, such as with Iowa State’s three-safety scheme, or with Oklahoma and their aggressive defensive front. Dave Aranda hired Jeff Grimes from BYU to install the modernized, wide zone offense the Cougars rode to a strong season in 2020 in Waco.
COVID, NIL, and playoff expansion were labeled as co-equals in terms of importance for Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby. Justin Wells covered NIL, next up is the potential for playoff expansion.
Ahead of Steve Sarkisian's first season as head coach, Big 12 media representatives picked the Longhorns to finish third in the conference in the preseason poll. Oklahoma was picked to finish first with 35 first place votes. Iowa State was picked to finish second and received four first place votes.
Mitchell Daly started hearing cheers when down 1-2 with nobody out in the bottom of the sixth against WVU’s Ben Abernathy. It wasn’t for something he did. It wasn’t even about anything that occurred at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Texas fans were celebrating the result of a game almost 700 miles from Austin.
The Big 12 has eliminated Conference Rule 6.3 requiring student-athletes to forfeit a year of eligibility if they are intraconference transfers, sources tell Inside Texas. Eligibility of transfers from one Big 12 school to another will be determined solely by NCAA guidelines.