Big 12 football: The Oklahoman's picks for this season

FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: August 25, 2013
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Here is a look at how our college football coverage crew sees this Big 12 season playing out:

BERRY TRAMEL, Columnist

* Best player: Cyril Richardson, Baylor OL

* Best coach: Gary Patterson, TCU

* Breakout star: Josh Stewart, Oklahoma State WR

* Biggest game: OSU at Texas

* Upset of the year: Kansas over Kansas State

* Coach on the rise: Art Briles, Baylor

* Coach on the way out: Mack Brown, Texas

* Biggest rule change: Targeting

* Conference champ: Oklahoma State

JENNI CARLSON, Columnist

* Best player: Lache Seastrunk, Baylor RB

* Best coach: Bill Snyder, Kansas State

* Breakout star: Bryce Petty, Baylor QB

* Biggest game: OSU at Texas

* Upset of the year: Iowa State over TCU

* Coach on the rise: Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech

* Coach on the way out: Mack Brown, Texas

* Biggest rule change: Targeting

* Conference champ: Oklahoma State

JASON KERSEY, OU beat writer

* Best player: Devonte Fields, TCU DE

* Best coach: Bill Snyder, Kansas State



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