DALLAS — I’m not saying the five Big 12 coaches on Monday were dull, but the highlight other than Mike Gundy’s mini-mullett hairstyle may have been the endless questions to Kliff Kingsbury about the quarterbacks he no longer coaches.
Kingsbury was quizzed about everyone from Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma) to Michael Brewer (Virginia Tech), but there may not be a better quarterback evaluator than the Texas Tech coach, who may be able to count his current quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, as the best in the Big 12.
And Matt Campbell was impressive in his debut as Iowa State’s new coach, but we’ll see if he betters his predecessor, Paul Rhoads. Kansas’ David Beaty may be the most sincere coach in the league, and TCU’s Gary Patterson is still so intense, you think with one wrong question he’d bolt from his chair in full attack mode. Still, most of the coaching rhetoric was all background noise to the ongoing Baylor sexual assault saga.
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