Big 12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Texas, Oklahoma leaving Big 12 early, joining SEC in 2024 season after reaching exit agreement

    CBS Sports "Texas and Oklahoma have reached an early exit agreement with the Big 12 that will see the powers depart for the SEC following the 2023-24 athletic season. The Big 12 and both programs announced Thursday night that the Longhorns and Sooners will pay early withdrawal fees of a..." February 10

  • Texas, Oklahoma are SEC-bound in 2024. How will they stack up in football?

    The Athletic "The divorce is final. In 19 months, Oklahoma and Texas will officially play football as SEC members. The 2023 football season will be their last in the Big 12 after the schools, the conference and its television partners reached an agreement Thursday to..." February 10

  • Notre Dame OC candidate Collin Klein opts to return to Kansas State

    Clutch Points "Notre Dame is in need of a new offensive coordinator after watching Tommy Rees bolt for Alabama. The Fighting Irish will need to keep looking after one of their top candidates bowed out of the Notre Dame OC race. Kansas State’s Collin Klein has decided to..." February 10

  • Why Texas football's Arch Manning will start before Tennessee's Nico Iamaleava

    USA Today "The top quarterback recruit in the 2023 class is either Tennessee’s Nico Iamaleava or Texas’ Arch Manning, depending on your ranking service of choice. On3 ranked Iamaleava as its No. 1 overall prospect, while Manning held that spot with 247Sports. No matter..." February 07

  • Oklahoma and Texas 'unlikely' to leave Big 12 for SEC before 2025

    Yahoo! Sports "The Big 12 will have 14 teams for the next two football seasons. According to ESPN, Texas and Oklahoma have been unable to come to an agreement to leave the conference for the SEC before the 2025 season and are "unlikely" to leave before then. That means the two teams would..." February 03

  • Auburn lands Class of 2024 4-star QB Walker White over Clemson, Baylor

    The Athletic "Hugh Freeze and the Auburn Tigers have their quarterback in the Class of 2024, landing a commitment from four-star Walker White out of Little Rock (Ark.) Christian Academy on Friday. Here’s what you need to know: White is the No. 142 prospect and No. 13 quarterback in..." February 03

  • What makes Wisconsin football the right fit for Oklahoma QB transfer Nick Evers?

    The Athletic "Football coaches at Flower Mound High School recognized Nick Evers’ athleticism and talent as he began his sophomore year in 2019. Evers, a raw quarterback prospect with high upside, was behind a three-year senior starter. But the staff saw another pathway to get Evers on the field: as a..." January 30

  • Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy facing crossroads in 2023 season amid player exodus, staff complacency

    CBS Sports "With a 24-17 loss to an interim-coached Wisconsin in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl on Dec. 27, Oklahoma State capped off a stretch of five losses in six games to close its 2022 season -- the worst campaign in Stillwater, Oklahoma, since 2018. Afterwards, Cowboys coach Mike..." January 30

  • Jerome Tang is hitting the right notes at Kansas State where the first-year coach has been an instant hit

    CBS Sports "This is the job Jerome Tang wanted. More than the others. That much was clear last spring when the long-time Baylor assistant set up his Alexa to play "Wabash Cannonball" as the Kansas State search committee walked through the door. Tang knew exactly the..." January 24

  • Former Georgia Wide Receiver Adonai Mitchell to Transfer to Texas

    Bleacher Report "Former Georgia wide receiver Adonai Mitchell announced via social media Friday that he has committed to Texas. Mitchell entered the transfer portal Wednesday, and Anwar Richardson of Orangebloods.com reported at the time that speculation was heating up about the Texas native..." January 21

  • Early exits for Texas, Oklahoma could help Big 12 repay members that agreed to diluted revenue upon expansion

    CBS Sports "Should an early exit by Texas and Oklahoma from the Big 12 be agreed upon, the negotiated financial penalties associated with those departures would be utilized to aid the conference's expansion. Those monies would help make whole the eight legacy Big 12 programs whose..." January 20

  • Crimson Tide eyeing Jeff Lebby as potential Bill O’Brien replacement

    Clutch Points "ESPN’s Pete Thamel mentioned Oklahoma football offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby as a potential name to replace Alabama OC Bill O’Brien should he find his way onto another coaching staff, Sooners Wire writer Ben Dackiw wrote in a Thursday article. “I would..." January 19

  • Ex-Oklahoma State QB Spencer Sanders transferring to Ole Miss

    CBS Sports "Former Oklahoma State starting quarterback Spencer Sanders will transfer to Ole Miss, the senior told ESPN on Thursday. By committing to the Rebels under coach Lane Kiffin, Sanders joins a loaded quarterback room that includes incumbent starter Jaxson Dart and former..." January 19

  • Spencer Sanders reveals why he picked Rebels despite crowded QB room

    Clutch Points "Spencer Sanders confirmed his transfer from Oklahoma State to Ole Miss on Thursday, and says he’s not afraid of competition despite the school’s crowded quarterback situation. “I’m going to come in and work my tail off either way, whether..." January 19

  • TCU expected to hire Arkansas' Kendal Briles as offensive coordinator

    247 Sports "Arkansas offensive coordinator Kendal Briles is expected to accept an offer Thursday to become TCU’s offensive coordinator, sources familiar with the situation tell 247Sports. Briles has been weighing an offer to join TCU since Saturday, the sources said. The expected..." January 18

  • TCU's Quentin Johnston, potential top wide receiver available, declares after standout career

    CBS Sports "TCU wide receiver Quentin Johnston has declared for the 2023 NFL Draft after three productive years with the program. Johnston, a former blue-chip recruit from Temple, Texas, is projected by CBS Sports analysts as a first-round (and potential top-10)..." January 17

  • Kansas QB Jalon Daniels set to return to school for 2023 season

    Clutch Points "Just days away from the deadline to enter the 2023 NFL Draft, Kansas Jayhawks starting quarterback Jalon Daniels has finally made a decision. The Kansas QB1 will return for the 2023 season. Jalon Daniels took to Twitter to announce his decision. “So stop..." January 14

  • Oklahoma State DC Derek Mason taking ‘sabbatical from coaching’

    Sportsnaut "Oklahoma State defensive coordinator and former head coach Derek Mason is taking a “sabbatical from coaching” and won’t return to the Cowboys in 2023. Mason, 53, made the announcement Thursday on social media. " January 12

  • TCU cornerback Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson declares for 2023 NFL draft

    Pro Football Talk "TCU cornerback Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson is forgoing his remaining eligibility to enter the 2023 NFL draft. He announced his decision on social media Thursday. Hodges-Tomlinson, the nephew of Pro Football Hall of Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson, won the 2022 Jim Thorpe..." January 12

  • Clemson to hire TCU's Garrett Riley as OC after firing Brandon Streeter

    The Score "Clemson is set to hire TCU's Garrett Riley after parting with first-year offensive coordinator Brandon Streeter, sources told ESPN's Adam Rittenberg and Chris Low. The Tigers announced that they wouldn't bring back Streeter on Thursday. The..." January 12

  • General Booty signs perfectly hilarious NIL deal

    Clutch Points "Oklahoma Sooners quarterback General Booty is wasting no time in taking advantage of his name to earn money. Since college football players are now allowed to create income streams thanks to the NIL rule, it is no surprise that Booty is capitalizing on his viral-ready name to sell merchandise...." January 11

  • Georgia players eat food on sideline during blowout win over TCU in national championship game

    CBS Sports "The 2023 College Football Playoff National Championship was over by halftime. Georgia smashed TCU, 65-7, when all was said and done. The game was so far out of reach in the second half that there was more attention being paid to the food at SoFi Stadium than the game itself...." January 11

  • Five losing teams that can surprise like TCU with 2023 national championship appearance

    CBS Sports "TCU's run to the College Football Playoff National Championship wasn't supposed to happen. Whether unintentional or by design, when it comes to determining a national champion, college football has always been a sport great at separating the wheat from the chaff. It's a sport where..." January 11

  • Georgia demolishes TCU, sets new CFP record to win back-to-back national championships

    Fox News "An old-fashioned Georgia Bulldogs beatdown resulted in the most points ever scored in a national championship game, as quarterback Stetson Bennett was responsible for six touchdowns in the 65-7 win over the TCU Horned Frogs.  The win kept the national title in Athens,..." January 10

  • Stetson Bennett, Javon Bullard earn MVP honors of CFP championship game

    The Score "Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett and defensive back Javon Bullard were named offensive and defensive MVPs of the Bulldogs' 65-7 national championship victory over TCU. Bennett has now won the offensive MVP award in all four CFP games of his illustrious career,..." January 10

  • TCU QB Sam Jackson enters transfer portal

    Clutch Points "TCU football quarterback Sam Jackson has reportedly entered the transfer portal, per The Athletic’s Max Olson. Olson adds that Jackson, a redshirt freshman, is a “talented dual-threat QB.” Max Duggan performed admirably for the Horned Frogs this past season...." January 10

  • After Georgia-TCU blowout, look forward to 12-team Playoff title-game thrillers

    The Athletic "Don’t blame the selection committee for Georgia 65, TCU 7. In the system created by college football’s commissioners back in 2012, the blowout on Monday was nearly inevitable. Championship weekend left the selection committee with no real choice. The good..." January 10

  • Georgia vs. TCU Draws 17.2M Viewers, Lowest for Title Game in CFP, BCS Eras

    Bleacher Report "It turns out 65-7 blowouts aren't exactly great for television ratings. Stewart Mandel of The Athletic reported Monday's College Football Playoff National Championship game between Georgia and TCU drew 17.2 million viewers, which was the lowest number for a title game in..." January 10

  • Make no mistake — Georgia-TCU is what college football is all about

    The Athletic "Georgia offensive coordinator Todd Monken has this thing he says, advice both obvious and insightful. Monken likes to remind his star quarterback Stetson Bennett, as they go for back-to-back national championships here on Monday night, that the work required to get to this stage..." January 09

  • Paige Spiranac Made Her CFP National Championship Predictions In The Raciest Way Possible

    Total Pro Sports "Paige Spiranac has predicted the highly-anticipated CFP National Championship game in a way only Paige Spiranac can. There will be no Monday Night Football from the NFL this week, but fans will be treated to the biggest NCAA game of the season as the TCU Horned Frogs..." January 09

  • With QB Dillon Gabriel returning in 2023, Oklahoma receives boost in critical Year 2 under Brent Venables

    CBS Sports "Oklahoma quarterback Dillon Gabriel will return for another season with the program in a sign that the Sooners plan to stay the course at a key position after a frustrating debut campaign for coach Brent Venables. It will be Gabriel's fifth season of college football after the..." January 06

  • CFP championship preview: Georgia-TCU storylines, stats, odds

    ESPN "Georgia and TCU are more similar than you think. The two combatants in Monday night's College Football Playoff National Championship (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN App) both like to spread defenses out with lots of quick, horizontal passes. They both spend a majority of their time..." January 06

  • Max Duggan’s recruitment: How TCU and the QB formed a match meant to last

    The Athletic "East of the casinos and five miles from downtown Omaha on the south side of this lunch-bucket town, they serve chili dogs, gizzards and fried catfish at LPL’s Restaurant and Pub. It’s where Jim Duggan took Sonny Cumbie when he showed up late to the party in 2018 to recruit..." January 06

  • 5 top NFL draft prospects to watch in CFB Championship between TCU-Georgia

    Sportsnaut "Every year during the College Football National Championship game, football scouts from every NFL organization pay special attention to the biggest game of the season. They all want to see which NFL draft prospects take their game to the next level by playing against the best of the best in the..." January 06

  • CFB coaches weigh in on Georgia-TCU national championship

    The Athletic "No. 3 TCU already sprung the biggest upset in College Football Playoff history, beating No. 2 Michigan 51-45 as an eight-point underdog. “I thought they’d win that game,” one coordinator who faced TCU in 2022 said. Can TCU do it again?..." January 05

  • Sonny Dykes’ championship game run is a victory for the Air Raid tree after a year of loss

    The Athletic "When TCU pulled off its 51-45 upset of Michigan in the Fiesta Bowl Saturday night, perhaps the biggest Horned Frogs fans in the state of Texas were two families watching from a house in Westlake who didn’t attend, work for or have money on TCU. They had..." January 05

  • Trey Sanders transfers to TCU

    CBS Sports "No. 3 TCU will square off with No. 1 Georgia on Monday night in the College Football Playoff National Championship for the honor of calling itself national champions, and it just got great news for the 2023 season. Former Alabama running back Trey..." January 05

  • Mattress Mack Places $1.5 Million on TCU to Beat Georgia

    SI "If a major American sports championship is coming up, it’s a fair bet that Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale will put a seven-figure wager on the contest, especially if a team from Texas is involved. Fresh off of his incredible $75 million win on the..." January 04

  • How Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy answered the question he didn't want to answer

    USA Today "Mike Gundy doesn’t want the media messing with people’s families. I can respect that.  Of course, Gundy is about to mess with people’s families. I can respect that.  So what’s the problem?  Gundy was angered last week in the..." January 03

  • TCU hopes running back Kendre Miller cleared for CFP title game

    Sportsnaut "TCU standout running back Kendre Miller is questionable to play in the College Football Playoff title game because of a knee injury, head coach Sonny Dykes said Tuesday. Miller sustained the injury in the Horned Frogs’ 51-45 win over Michigan in the Fiesta Bowl on New..." January 03

  • Who Are the X-Factors for the National Championship?

    Bleacher Report "It is not the championship game we expected, although it's one we'll gladly embrace. After a pair of thrilling semifinal games on New Year's Eve, the only hope is that college football's final game will come close to matching the drama. On the surface,..." January 03

  • Coach Sonny Dykes: 'Battle-hardened' TCU shed Cinderella label

    ESPN "No. 3 TCU enters the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday against No. 1 Georgia as a 12.5-point underdog, but first-year coach Sonny Dykes said Tuesday that the Horned Frogs believe they shed the label of a Cinderella team weeks ago. TCU was..." January 03

  • Motivated TCU defense stared down Michigan, made big plays to swing Fiesta Bowl

    The Score "All week long, TCU’s defense was fully aware of the perception. The big, bad Wolverines were going to huff and puff and blow their house in. Michigan was just too physical. Its elite offensive line and run game were just too powerful. It was going to run the ball..." January 01

  • Texas Tech disputes allegations that player spit, used racial slur during Texas Bowl scrum vs. Ole Miss

    CBS Sports "Texas Tech coach Joey McGuire and linebacker Dimitri Moore have denied accusations that Moore spit on an Ole Miss player and used a racial slur during a scrum in Wednesday's Texas Bowl. The sequence, which occurred after an Ole Miss fumble early in the fourth..." December 30

  • Why the No. 3 TCU Horned Frogs can defy the odds and win it all

    CBS Sports "No. 3 TCU emerged as one of the unlikeliest College Football Playoff teams since the format started in 2014. From missing a bowl game in 2021 to becoming the first Big 12 team outside of Oklahoma to make the field in 2022, TCU's one-year turnaround is among..." December 30

  • TCU coach Sonny Dykes takes jab at SEC for non-conference scheduling approach

    On3 "Non-conference scheduling is always a hot-button topic when discussing the College Football Playoff. Some conferences play more games than others, leaving less opportunities for marquee out-of-conference games. While some of the conferences who play less games, like the SEC, require one..." December 30

  • College Football Playoff Expert Picks: Best Bets for TCU vs. Michigan & Ohio State vs. Georgia

    Sportsbook Review "College football will once again be on center stage on New Year's Eve. As bowl season nears its end, TCU will face Michigan in the Fiesta Bowl and Ohio State takes on Georgia in the Peach Bowl with the College Football Playoff deciding the 2023 National Championship matchup. Read on for our..." December 30

  • Lane Kiffin: Texas Tech player spit, possibly used racial slur

    NBC DFW "Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin said a Texas Tech player spit on one of his players and possibly used a racial slur Wednesday night in the Texas Bowl. A scrum between the teams came after Ole Miss’ Dayton Wade fumbled early in the fourth quarter and Texas Tech recovered. There was..." December 29

  • Mike Gundy to Reporter: 'Don't Be an Ass'

    The Big Lead "Oklahoma State completed a disappointing 7-6 year by losing to Wisconsin late last night in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl. During his postgame media availability longtime Cowboys head coach Nike Gundy was asked about the potential of making some staff changes in the offseason. He didn't much..." December 28

  • Texas Tech, coach Joey McGuire agree to new six-year contract

    ESPN "Texas Tech has rewarded coach Joey McGuire for a successful debut season by agreeing to a new six-year, $26.6 million contract, the school announced Wednesday. McGuire has led the Red Raiders to a 7-5 record entering Wednesday's TaxAct Texas Bowl against Ole Miss. That..." December 28

  • Former Texas QB Hudson Card commits to Purdue

    CBS Sports "Hudson Card has chosen Purdue as his transfer destination, the former Texas starting quarterback announced on Monday. Card threw for 1,523 yards and 11 touchdowns in three seasons with the Longhorns including 928 yards, six touchdowns and only one interception in 2022 as Quinn..." December 26

  • 5-star recruit Peyton Bowen switches commitment to 3rd school, choose Oklahoma

    Larry Brown Sports "5-star recruit Peyton Bowen has switched his commitment to a third school in a matter of just over 24 hours. Bowen, a safety from Guyer High School in Denton, Texas, originally committed to Notre Dame in January. Then on Signing Day Wednesday, Bowen flipped to Oregon. " December 22

  • JT Daniels to Transfer to Rice as QB's 4th Team

    Bleacher Report "Former West Virginia quarterback JT Daniels is transferring to Rice, according to ESPN's Pete Thamel. The Owls will be the fourth school of Daniels' college career. He began his journey at USC before moving to Georgia after two years. He was a member of the Bulldogs in..." December 21

  • Texas makes splash by landing four-star edge Tausili Akana

    CBS Sports "One of the top edge rushers in the country made quite the splash in the Red River Rivalry as Tausili Akana committed to Texas over Oklahoma and a host of others on National Signing Day. Akana made the commitment live on the 247Sports Youtube channel, choosing the..." December 21

  • Texas RB Bijan Robinson to enter NFL draft, skip bowl game

    ESPN "Bijan Robinson, who joined elite company as one of the most prolific running backs in Texas history, announced on Monday that he is forgoing his final season with the Longhorns, will be entering the NFL draft and will not play in the Valero Alamo Bowl. "I've done..." December 19

  • TCU QB Max Duggan Declares for 2023 NFL Draft

    SI "As he prepares for TCU's biggest game in eight decades, senior Horned Frogs quarterback Max Duggan is simultaneously turning his eyes to the future. In a statement tweeted out Sunday afternoon, Duggan announced his intent to enter the NFL draft following the College..." December 19

  • Five-star LB Anthony Hill commits as Longhorns nab former Texas A&M pledge

    CBS Sports "Texas added a splashy commitment to its 2023 recruiting class on Thursday when five-star linebacker Anthony Hill chose the Longhorns. Hill was previously committed to Texas A&M but re-opened his recruitment in November just days after the Aggies fell to 3-6 with a 41-24..." December 16

  • Texas, Oklahoma SEC-bound in 2024 as tone shifts in Big 12? What we’re hearing

    The Athletic "At the Big 12’s basketball media day in October, new commissioner Brett Yormark spoke definitively about Oklahoma and Texas’ timeline for joining the SEC. “They’re going to be here through ‘25,” he told reporters. “They’ve committed themselves in..." December 16