It’s that time of year when the All-Big 12 preseason polls and teams are coming together across the league’s media. There are generally two major influencers on which players get selected: which players had obvious stats in 2019 and which players are getting talked up coming out of spring practices? Without a spring practice, there's going to be a lot more of the former than the latter reflected in the list this year.
After an 11-3 season which included appearances in the Big 12 Championship and Sugar Bowl, Matt Rhule left Baylor in order to become the head coach of the Carolina Panthers. That wasn’t the only major loss from the 2019 Bears as nine defensive starters from BU’s matchup with Texas either graduated or left for the NFL.
Let’s play a game called, “guess that player.” I’m going to give you individual seasons from three Longhorn skill players of the past two decades and you try to sort out who the players are and what season the stats are from.
Michigan had lofty expectations for its 2019 offense. Shea Patterson, despite his faults, was a senior quarterback that Jim Harbaugh himself had chosen. Harbaugh brought in Josh Gattis to coordinate the offense to help the Wolverines escape the shadow of the elite Ohio State Buckeye program.