Big 12 football: The Oklahoman's college football coverage team predicts the season

BIG 12 FOOTBALL — Who is the best player in the Big 12? Which coach is on the hot seat? Who will be the Big 12 champ? Our writers answer these questions and more in the Big 12 picks.
by Michael Baldwin Modified: August 21, 2012 at 10:11 am •  Published: August 26, 2012

BERRY TRAMEL, Columnist

Best player: Geno Smith, West Virginia QB

Biggest game: OU at West Virginia

Upset of the season: Texas Tech over OU

What two teams would you add: Florida State and Louisville

Coach on the rise: Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State

Coach on the way out: Tommy Tuberville, Texas Tech

Is Texas 'back': No

Big 12 champ: West Virginia

JASON KERSEY, OU beat writer

Best player: Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas DE

Biggest game: OU at West Virginia

Upset of the season: Iowa State over West Virginia

What two teams would you add: Notre Dame and Florida State

Coach on the rise: Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia

Coach on the way out: Tommy Tuberville, Texas Tech

Is Texas ‘back': Not quite

Big 12 champ: Oklahoma

STEPHANIE KUZYDYM, OU beat writer

Best player: Geno Smith, West Virginia QB

Biggest game: OU at West Virignia

Upset of the season: Texas Tech over Oklahoma State

What two teams would you add: Boise State and USC.

Coach on the rise: Bill Snyder, Kansas State

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by Michael Baldwin
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Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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