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2013 Big 12 football preview: The returning starters for all ten teams


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Mack Brown will be leading the Big 12 and nation’s most experienced team in 2013. (Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports)

There’s not a man that does more for the world of college football when it comes to breaking down statistics and teams than Mr. Phil Steele. The college football guru has broken down each Big 12 team’s roster and provided us fans with what each team is expecting for returning players, how that stacks up against the conference and nation, and who are the key players coming back.

1. Texas Longhorns

  • Offense: 10 (QB returns)
  • Defense: 9
  • Total: 19
  • National rank: T-1
  • Key returnees: QB David Ash, WR Mike Davis, DE Jackson Jeffcoat

2. TCU Horned Frogs

  • Offense: 6 (QB returns)
  • Defense: 9
  • Total: 15
  • National rank: T-24
  • Key returnees: DE Devonte Fields, CB Jason Verrett, WR Brandon Carter

3. Oklahoma State Cowboys

  • Offense: 7 (QB returns)
  • Defense: 7
  • Total: 14
  • National rank: T-41
  • Key returnees: WR Josh Stewart, CB Justin Gilbert, DT Calvin Barnett

T-4. Baylor Bears

  • Offense: 6
  • Defense: 7
  • Total: 13
  • National rank: T-58
  • Key returnees: RB Lache Seastrunk, S Ahmad Dixon, WR Tevin Reese

T-4. Texas Tech Red Raiders

  • Offense: 5
  • Defense: 8
  • Total: 13
  • National rank: T-58
  • Key returnees: WR Eric Ward, DL Kerry Hyder, TE Jace Amaro

T-6. Oklahoma Sooners

  • Offense: 7
  • Defense: 4
  • Total: 11
  • National rank: T-98
  • Key returnees: CB Aaron Colvin, FB Trey Millard, OL Gabe Ikard

T-6. Kansas Jayhawks

  • Offense: 5
  • Defense: 6
  • Total: 11
  • National rank: T-98
  • Key returnees: RB James Sims, LB Ben Heeney, RB Tony Pierson

T-8. Iowa State Cyclones

  • Offense: 5
  • Defense: 4
  • Total: 9
  • National rank: T-117
  • Key returnees: DB Jacques Washington, QB Sam Richardson, RB James White

T-8. West Virginia Mountaineers

  • Offense: 3
  • Defense: 6
  • Total: 9
  • National rank: T-117
  • Key returnees: DB Karl Joseph, RB Andrew Buie, LB Isaiah Bruce

10. Kansas State Wildcats

  • Offense: 7
  • Defense: 1
  • Total: 8
  • National rank: T-122 (out of 125)
  • Key returnees: RB John Hubert, WR Tyler Lockett, S Ty Zimmerman

SETTLE IT: Who is going to win the 2013 Big 12 Championship?

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