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2013 KU Football Preview Section

Big 12 team previews

Conference expected to be strong again in 2013

Kansas State again picked in middle of the pack

Kansas State coach Bill Snyder has been through this whole song and dance before: The media and others outside of Manhattan pick the Wildcats to finish in the middle of the Big 12 Conference standings and by year’s end look foolish when KSU is not only among the best teams in the Big 12 but also in the country. By Matt Tait

Iowa State settled on its quarterback

Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads described it as the most boring, uneventful and terrific media days in his five years with the Cyclones. By Jesse Newell

Baylor ‘belittled’ by memory of Robert Griffin III

Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk has given up watching ESPN. He says it just makes him mad that his team doesn’t get the publicity it deserves. By Jesse Newell

Even with unproven QB, Oklahoma offense solid

Oklahoma center Gabe Ikard pulled out his phone to check his list, then told a reporter at Big 12 media days he was the 42nd person that day to ask him who the Sooners’ starting quarterback would be this season. By Jesse Newell

Oklahoma State relishes role as Big 12 favorites

For the first time in Big 12 history, Oklahoma State was the preseason pick by media members to win the league. OSU coach Mike Gundy is taking the selection as a compliment. By Jesse Newell

Offensively, West Virginia shifts gears

During his first season coaching the Mountaineers in the Big 12, West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen had the luxury of getting the ball to three of the country’s most dynamic offensive weapons to keep up with a wide-open and fast-paced offensive league. By Matt Tait

TCU ‘excited’ for sophomore season

TCU football coach Gary Patterson knew the 2012 season was going to be a challenge for his Horned Frogs in their Big 12 debut. By Matt Tait

Quarterback competition no problem for Texas Tech

First-year Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury didn’t mind going into fall camp with a quarterback competition. By Jesse Newell

Dual-threat QB David Ash to lead Texas Longhorns

If a good quarterback is the key to winning in the Big 12, then the Texas Longhorns should feel good about their chances in 2013. By Jesse Newell

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