The football season is back and so is the Roundtable. In case you’re new here or neglected the roundtables last season, it’s when the Big 12 bloggers get together and share their opinions on the same topics. Feel free to add your own opinions in the comments section.
1. Everyone knows the national talking points for each Big 12 team by
Baylor might upset somebody!). Give us a storyline for your team that
isn't quite getting the attention it should.
As much as
2. The Big 12 continues to be derided by other conferences as a
pass-happy, no defense, made-for-TV free-for-all. The question must be
asked, how accurate is this description, and is the perception
something of which the conference should be ashamed?
There certainly should be no shame in the Big 12’s brand of football. The Big 12 South is the best division of college football in
When playing a high powered offense most defensive coordinators would take holding them from scoring on 72% of their drives. However, when you’re talking this many possessions that 28% adds up. Its not necessarily bad defense as much as it is good offense.
3. Over the summer, ESPN's Tim Griffin compiled a list of the Top 25
moments of the Big 12 era that stirred up a bit of internal debate. Which moments for your program were either overrated or underrated?
I don’t really place a lot of stock into these type lists because they’re geared at stirring the pot. That’s the main reason why we didn’t link to them here at Crimson and Cream Machine. That said, I felt as if OU was ranked adequately. Keeping in mind that these came from a conference perspective and not necessarily from one fan base I have no issues with it. For me personally the two greatest moments in Big 12 history were when Bob Stoops hoisted the BCS Championship Trophy in Miami following the 2000 season and when Roy Williams launched over the Texas offensive line in the Cotton Bowl.
4. We've seen no less than 30-40 "Best Big 12 Coaches" power rankings
in the offseason, but rarely is there the same press for the
coordinators. If you had to replace your offensive coordinator and
defensive coordinator with coordinators from within the conference,
who are you poaching and why?
Offensively I’d take Mike Gundy. Yes, I realize that he’s a head coach but he’s also the mastermind behind what has become a potent offensive attack at
Defensively give me Carl Pelini from
5. Time to start our weekly Big 12 Power Poll. Rank the Big 12 teams
from 1 to 12. (Note: This IS a power poll and isn't intended to
account for schedule)