Big 12 media days didn't get off to an optimistic start.
"The answers are sketchy," commissioner Bob Bowlsby said about the questions surrounding major college football.
Bowlsby's state of the union address was one of many headlines made during the first Big 12 media day. Bowlsby lamented the direction of major college athletics, as well as the cheating that pops up all over the country. The conference also touted its "One True Champion" motto highlighting its round-robin schedule, a departure from other power conferences.
Baylor head coach Art Briles said the Bears are the reigning conference champs but still have to act like they're on the attack. From quarterback battles to incoming players, Big 12 media days provided many questions and some, but not many, answers.
That's what the season is for.
In the meantime, here were five things that stood out from the first Big 12 media day.