Mercurial junior-college transfer Quincy Russell has finally arrived on campus, potentially boosting Oklahoma's depleted defensive tackle rotation. D.J. Ward's splenectomy was a success, he tweeted. Ward is expected to be out for six weeks. And the Sooners aren't taking sides in the QB battle, writes the Tulsa World's Guerin Emig. Cornerback Cortez Johnson is ready to make a big splash.
After years of waiting, Bryce Petty is ready to prove himself, the Dallas Morning News' Kate Hairopoulos details in a profile of the Baylor QB. The paper also previews the Bears' season today.
ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit is picking Oklahoma State to win the Big 12. The Cowboys are mixing their receivers inside and outside to gain more versatility, reports The Oklahoman's Gina Mizell. Week 1 opponent Mississippi State is excited to play the Cowboys, according to the Tulsa World's Jimmie Tramel.
Kansas' receivers are looking to take flight, writes Jeff Deters of the Topeka Capital-Journal. Junior-college transfer Andrew Bolton is shaking off rust for the Jayhawks, writes the Lawrence Journal World's Matt Tait.
The Manhattan Mercury's Brady Bauman thinks offensive line will be the strength of the Kansas State offense. The Topeka Capital-Journal's Corbin McGuire writes the offensive line is taking nothing for granted.