If you like Big 12 football, you've reached nirvana. Nine bowl games in nine days, starting with Baylor-UCLA (Holiday Bowl) on Thursday night and ending with OU-Texas A&M (Cotton) on Jan. 4.
And in some ways, the procession is an ode to quarterbacks. A chance to say farewell to Heisman finalist Collin Klein and record-setting Landry Jones and valiant Nick Florence and first-round draft pick Geno Smith and assembly line Seth Doege.
Of the Big 12's nine bowl teams, five will be quarterbacked by seniors.
Who will be the preseason All-Big 12 QB in 2013? Well, Texas' David Ash is the most accomplished returnee, but he annually seems to find himself mired in a quarterback controversy.
Whoever quarterbacks OSU will have a head start, but who knows who will quarterback? The Cowboy offense has prospered with Wes Lunt, J.W. Walsh and Clint Chelf at the reins, and Chelf, third-team most of the season, will quarterback the Heart of Dallas Bowl.
Of course, the Big 12 seems to replenish its quarterbacks rather easily. In 2008 and/or 2009, Big 12 quarterbacks included Sam Bradford, Colt McCoy, Josh Freeman, Chase Daniel, Graham Harrell, Zac Robinson and Todd Reesing. All but Reesing made the NFL.
In 2010 and/or 2011, Big 12 quarterbacks included Brandon Weeden, Blaine Gabbert, Ryan Tannehill and Robert Griffin. All are NFL starters.
And yet here came the next wave, Klein at K-State, Landry at OU, Smith imported with his team from West Virginia, Florence ably replacing Griffin at Baylor, Doege looking like all those other Tech passing machines, and the Big 12's offensive productivity did not falter.
So these nine games in nine days is a chance to salute the 'slingers who kept Big 12 quarterbacking at a premium level, and to check out the guys who might be the next wave.