Against the spread: Week 1 in the B12

This always seems like a good way to talk about the various teams across the league, to look at the Vegas odds and make comments in one direction or another. I’ve typically been about as good as picking against the spread as I’ve been at picking playoff teams. I’m always a sucker for making the … [Read more…]

My 2018 playoff picks

I guess technically the playoffs will be in 2019 but whatever, this will be clearer. My picks are normally pretty terrible, last year I took a somewhat serious stab at it after years of throwing out some interesting picks and missed wildly once again. The picks? USC, Auburn, Florida State, and Wisconsin. Of course it … [Read more…]

Oklahoma’s identity on D in 2018

I noticed that Mike Stoops recently made a media appearance and I was drawn in like a moth to the flame: Here’s a few of the major takeaways I had from this little session: “Steady work in progress” The Sooners haven’t yet determined who their starting lineup will be or who/what they’ll build their defense … [Read more…]

Big 12 Twitter-bag Vol. VIII

Alright twitter-bags, there have been a few more developments around the Big 12’s fall camps that warrant some discussion and commentary. Let’s just dive right in: Mike Stoops utilizing "dude coverage" – Vic Koenning Troy State's DC @Ian_A_Boyd— Julian Redbull (@cbbtotals) August 16, 2018 This isn’t really a question, just a nice link from Julian … [Read more…]

Fall camp notes around the B12

I thought I’d accumulate some notes accumulating around the league from fall camps and give some commentary. Big questions for most teams include: -Can they overstress a defense with two dominant features? -Do they have effective leadership at QB? -Can their defense attack opponents or are they going to have to turtle up and pray … [Read more…]

Big 12 power rankings?

Boise State should help us sort out what the actual B12 pecking order will be in 2018. One of the big questions I keep getting heading into the season is my official, 1-10 rankings of the Big 12 for the 2018 season. I’ve made my pick to win it already, the Texas Longhorns, but people … [Read more…]