It’s a season of change in the football stadiums of the Big 12 Conference.
For the first time since going to a 10-team format, there will be a championship game, the league’s two powerhouse schools have new coaches, several teams are breaking in new quarterbacks, and everyone is trying to find their way to the ultimate prize – the four-team College Football Playoffs.
The questions are many. Can Oklahoma and Texas thrive with new leaders? Will the championship game, assured to be a rematch, help the conference or hurt it? Can anybody find a way to play any defense at all?
Here’s a snapshot of each team and a few things to look for this season: