After roughly eight grueling months of wandering through the offseason desert, we've finally reached our civilization.
As of Thursday, there will no longer not be football for the next several months. In other words, you can stop watching GIFs of Miley Cyrus at the VMAs.
(Or not, if that's your thing. We're not here to judge you. Sort of.)
So what's on tap for the Big 12 in Week 1? That would be a whole bunch of non-conference games, some of which are uninteresting while a few others are quite compelling.
Let's get to the picks, shall we?
(All rankings reflect the Associated Press poll.)
Ben Kercheval is the Lead Writer for Big 12 football. You can reach him on Twitter @BenKercheval. All quotes were obtained firsthand unless noted otherwise.