Are you interested in talking about defense? Interested in knowing which teams will be terrorizing offensive lines and have linebacking corps that make other schools cringe? If you answered “yes” to either of these, well, you’ve entered the wrong football portal.
It’s time to talk about the “please don’t bet the under” conference in college football, the Big 12.
OK, so some defense will be played. Texas should actually be very good on that side of the ball, while others will hold their own when it comes to denying end zone access. As a whole, however, you can expect points, lots and lots of points, and very active scoreboards despite significant departures.
Robert Griffin III, Brandon Weeden, Justin Blackmon and Ryan Broyles—a handful of the best offensive talents in the country—are gone. There are openings to fill, opportunities to grab and much to be decided. There are also two new teams to be analyzed, one of which just scored a touchdown while you were reading through those first few paragraphs.
Just like we did with the SEC and the Big Ten, each Big 12 team has been given a predicted record, strength and weakness and been compared to an alcohol that summarizes its 2012 team. Each school has also been assessed in Twitter form (140 characters or less), because saying a lot without saying much is more challenging than it looks.