CFN has their Big 12 Outlook posted today. Surprisingly, they have Texas as a three loss team. Not only three loses, but three loses in a row. Can you guess the losses?
CFN picks Oklahoma, Missouri and Okie Light to beat the Horns in consecutive weeks and finish 3rd in the Big 12 South. As I see it, the OU game is kind of a toss up right now, until we see how well our d-line is and their o-line is.
Ok State has a highly touted team, with a decent receiving corps which is pretty much made up of Dez Bryant, a consistent QB in Zac Robinson and a good RB in Kendall Hunter, but their defense under Gundy has been pretty bad and they have a new D-Coordinator this year. The key to beating Texas for Okie State is to get pressure on Colt and pressure is not their defensive bright spot not to mention the amount of experience Texas returns on the O-line. However, Texas seems to have to come from behind in Stillwater and I guess that is why they picked Okie State to win.
The biggest problem I have is with the loss in Columbia. New offensive coordinator, probably the best player in Mizzou history gone in Jeremy Maclin, breaking in a new QB this year with the loss of Chase Daniel, and the nations best tight end last year in Chase Coffman...Really? That is a lot to lose on offense and lets just say that Mizzou is no USC. They dont just reload, they have to rebuild. Now onto the defense which lost 7 starters from a team that gave up tons of yards in the air. This due, like Okie State, to the fact that they didnt really have a pass rush. Giving Colt time to make a decision is killer on the defensive backs and, I mean, the guy did complete roughly 78% of his passes last year with a young line in front of him. I just dont see Mizzou having enough to beat Texas even if the game is in Columbia.
I understand its just one websites view of how things will shake out in the Big 12, but it still boggles my mind as to how they came up with this conclusion. I'm sure I have missed some things, so please let me know what you think.