Last season, Kansas State and Oklahoma were the top dogs in the Big 12, sporting quarterbacks Collin Klein and Landry Jones, respectively.
But both programs have lost their 2012 starting quarterbacks this offseason.
So how will the Big 12 play out in 2013-14?
Here's a look at the 2013 Big 12 Media Days, complete with teams to watch.
Where: Omni Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas
When: July 22-23
|9 a.m.||N/A||Commissioner Bob Bowlsby|
|10 a.m.||Oklahoma State||Head coach Mike Gundy|
|Athletes Calvin Barnett, Shaun Lewis, Josh Stewart|
|10:30 a.m.||Kansas State||Head coach Bill Snyder|
|Athletes BJ Finney, Tyler Lockett, Tre Walker, Ty Zimmerman|
|11 a.m.||TCU||Head coach Gary Patterson|
|Athletes Sam Carter, Waymon James, Jon Koontz, Jason Verrett|
|11:30 a.m.||Kansas||Head coach Charlie Weiss|
|Athletes Jake Heaps, Ben Heeney, Cassius Sendish, James Sims|
|12 p.m.||Texas Tech||Head coach Kliff Kingsbury|
|Athletes Kerry Hyder, Eric Ward, Kenny Williams|
|9 a.m.||N/A||Big 12 Coordinator of Officials Walt Anderson|
|10 a.m.||Oklahoma||Head coach Bob Stoops|
|Athletes Aaron Colvin, Gabe Ikard, Trey Millard|
|10:30 a.m.||Texas||Head coach Mack Brown|
|Athletes David Ash, Trey Hopkins, Jackson Jeffcoat, Adrian Phillips|
|11 a.m.||West Virginia||Head coach Dana Holgorsen|
|Athletes Will Clarke, Karl Joseph, Quinton Spain|
|11:30 a.m.||Baylor||Head coach Art Briles|
|Athletes Ahmad Dixon, Cyril Richardson, Lache Seastrunk|
|12 p.m.||Iowa State||Head coach Paul Rhoads|
|Athletes Jeremiah George, Jacques Washington, Jeff Woody|
Teams to Watch for in 2013-14
Oklahoma State returns 15 starters in 2013-14, including its top three quarterbacks and top three receivers.
Receiver Josh Stewart, defensive tackle Calvin Barnett and linebacker Shaun Lewis have been named to the All-Big 12 preseason team, per David Ubben of ESPN.com.
Stewart posted 101 catches for 1,210 yards and seven touchdowns last season. Barnett registered 30 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, one sack, one pass deflection and four QB hurries. Lewis notched 58 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, four pass deflections, four QB hurries and one forced fumble.
Oklahoma went 10-3 last season (8-1 Big 12) but got blasted by Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl, 41-13.
The biggest thing this season will be how junior quarterback Blake Bell responds to the competition in his first year as starter.
Bell, ranked as a 4-star recruit in 2010 by 247Sports.com, has only attempted 20 passes at Oklahoma, completing 10 of them for 115 yards to go along with one interception. On the other hand, the dual-threat QB has posted 372 yards and 24 touchdowns on the ground in two seasons with the Sooners.
Fortunately for the junior, seven starters return on offense (including four of five offensive linemen).
Senior receiver Jalen Saunders is largely expected to have a huge season (he posted 829 yards and three touchdowns last season with Kenny Stills and Justin Brown on the team). Oklahoma's top two rushers last season, Damien Williams and Brennan Clay, are also set to return.
The defensive line will be the biggest question mark. The Sooners lost four defensive linemen in the offseason.
With 19 returning starters, Texas is one of the most experienced teams in the country. On top of that, the Longhorns have been getting better, posting nine wins last season.
With sophomore quarterback David Ash returning—not to mention defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat, linebacker Jordan Hicks, defensive back Quandre Diggs and offensive lineman Trey Hopkins—it's going to be a very interesting season for Mack Brown and company.
Ash averaged 8.5 yards per pass attempt last season (13th in the nation, via CFBStats.com) while tossing 19 touchdowns to eight interceptions. Before playing in just six games due to injury last season, Jeffcoat racked up 63 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, eight sacks, three pass deflections and seven QB hurries in 2011. Diggs posted four interceptions, 53 tackles, three tackles for loss, one sack and six pass deflections last season as a freshman.
I think this is the year the Longhorns make another jump up.
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