This isn't an exaggeration or hyperbole, but: a first-year participant could seriously win the Big 12 Conference title this season with West Virginia and TCU entering the mix. While Oklahoma seems to be the favorite, the Longhorns make a decent case for themselves with defense alone.
If Texas shores up its quarterback situation and can be anywhere near as good offensively as it is projected to be defensively, then we're going to have a series shake-up in the Big 12. Our colleagues over at SB Nation Studios have you set up with storylines, key players, match-ups, all of that good stuff.
There are some justified reservations about the Sooners, since they always figure out a way to ruin a good thing. Oklahoma State is replacing key players at key positions, but will they return to last season's form?
Lots of questions to ask here. Check out the video below the jump.