It's so cold, the Great Lakes are freezing over, from Chicago to Toronto:
- New Texas coach Charlie Strong has a lot of catch-up to do in establishing Texas recruiting ties, writes the Dallas Morning News' Brad Townsend. Strong reportedly has hired his defensive coordinator. The Dallas Morning News compiles what former players, fans and recruits have been saying about the Strong hire.
- Texas lost two defensive line recruits Tuesday after their position coach decided to head to USC.
- Billionaire Texas donor Red McCombs thinks Jon Gruden could have won five national titles in 15 years with Longhorns.
- Oklahoma State slot receiver Josh Stewart declared for the NFL draft.
- With Stewart gone, the Oklahoman's Gina Mizell breaks down what Oklahoma State will take into its opener with defending national champ Florida State in 2014. Cowboys athletic director Mike Holder is excited about the matchup.
- Iowa State recruits are excited about the new offensive hires, including the hiring of offensive coordinator Mark Mangino, the Des Moines Register's Tommy Birch reports.
- Baylor ended the season as the nation's No. 1 offense, and tied for third all-time in points per game.
- The Charleston Gazette's Chris Anderson wonders if West Virginia will be able to poach any recruits before signing day.
- The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel writes that Cleveland was not the right spot for Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops. The paper's Jason Kersey briefly previews Oklahoma's chances of making the first College Football Playoff. The Allstate Sugar Bowl was watched by a lot of people.
- Oddsmakers give Oklahoma the edge over Baylor to win the Big 12 next season.
- Kansas will play Illinois in 2023-24.
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BIG 12 SCOREBOARD
Final Washington State 45 Colorado State 48 Final 20 Fresno State 20 25 USC 45 Final Buffalo 24 San Diego State 49 Final Tulane 21 Louisiana-Lafayette 24
Final Pittsburgh 30 Bowling Green 27 Final Utah State 21 23 Northern Illinois 14
Final Marshall 31 Maryland 20 Final Syracuse 21 Minnesota 17 Final Brigham Young 16 Washington 31
Final Rutgers 16 Notre Dame 29 Final Cincinnati 17 North Carolina 39 Final Miami (FL) 9 18 Louisville 36 Final Michigan 14 Kansas State 31
Final Middle Tennessee 6 Navy 24 Final Ole Miss 25 Georgia Tech 17 Final 10 Oregon 30 Texas 7 Final 14 Arizona State 23 Texas Tech 37
Final Arizona 42 Boston College 19 Final Virginia Tech 12 17 UCLA 42 Final Rice 7 Mississippi State 44 Final 24 Duke 48 21 Texas A&M 52
Final Nebraska 24 22 Georgia 19 Final UNLV 14 North Texas 36 Final Iowa 14 16 LSU 21 Final 19 Wisconsin 24 9 South Carolina 34 Final 5 Stanford 20 4 Michigan State 24 Final 15 UCF 52 6 Baylor 42
Final 13 Oklahoma State 31 8 Missouri 41 Final 12 Clemson 40 7 Ohio State 35