Here's the best of what the five coaches had to say during Monday's Big 12 Football Media Days.
The Big 12 Conference football media days will be July 21-22 in Dallas with five schools participating on Monday and five on Tuesday.
Big 12 Athlete of the Year candidates will be highlighted each day through July 20. Fans will then be able to vote for their male and female choices from July 20-23. Fan voting will be considered in the final tally for selecting this prestigious award.
The Big 12 landed four more student-athletes to national award watch lists as the 2014 Walter Camp Award, "players to watch" list was revealed Friday morning.
Oklahoma was picked to win its ninth Conference championship in the 2014 Big 12 Football Preseason Poll, voted on by media representatives who cover the league.
The 2014 Doak Walker Award watch list was released Thursday, and featured five student-athletes from the Big 12.
Individual selections include quarterback Bryce Petty (Baylor) as Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, lineman Devonte Fields (TCU) as Preseason Defensive Player of the Year and wide receiver Tyreek Hill (Oklahoma State) as Preseason Newcomer of the Year.
The Big 12 placed five student-athletes on the 2014 Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List that was announced Wednesday morning.
Nine Big 12 student-athletes were named 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team nominees, Allstate and the AFCA announced Tuesday. The award recognizes players whose charitable involvement and community service contributions stand out among all other student-athletes participating in sports.
With non-conference games scheduled eight to 10 years in advance, football schedules can look different in the present than they did when originally set.
The watch list for the 21st annual Biletnikoff Award, released Tuesday, includes six Big 12 student-athletes, the most of any conference. The award has been given to the top receiver in college football since its creation in 1994.
The Big 12 Conference placed 22 student-athletes to national preseason award watch lists as the Butkus and Rotary Lombardi Award Watch Lists were released Monday morning.