Big 12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Report: Oklahoma blocking Kendall from being immediately eligible at WVU

    The Score "Oklahoma is taking advantage of an NCAA rule to keep quarterback Austin Kendall from becoming immediately eligible at West Virginia, sources told ESPN's Jake Trotter. As a graduate transfer, Kendall should be able to play at another school in 2019...." January 16

  • Oklahoma will grant QB Austin Kendall's transfer to West Virginia, report says

    Sporting News "As soon as Austin Kendall heard Alabama transfer QB Jalen Hurts was visiting Oklahoma as a possible new destination to play, the Sooners QB entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal to explore his options. Fellow Big 12 school West Virginia was one of the options and since..." January 16

  • Jalen Hurts announces he will transfer to Oklahoma

    Dallas Morning News "Oklahoma has thrived on transfer quarterbacks during Lincoln Riley’s tenure in Norman, and Sooners have added another one in the form of ex-Alabama QB Jalen Hurts. Hurts made the announcement on Wednesday afternoon via a Players' Tribune article. He was..." January 16

  • Kansas State quarterback Alex Delton's transfer to TCU hits a 'slow down'

    CBS Sports "Kansas State grad transfer quarterback Alex Delton hasn't quite been released to transfer to TCU. There has been a "slow down" in Delton's transfer status, sources told CBS Sports on Wednesday. At issue is a competitive concern with Delton transferring within the Big..." January 16

  • Tate Martell reportedly taking official visit with West Virginia

    Larry Brown Sports "West Virginia is one of the the schools that has been mentioned as a possible destination for soon-to-be transfer quarterback Tate Martell, and it would appear there is mutual interest between the two sides. Schuyler Callihan of DubV Nation reports that Martell was in Morgantown on..." January 13

  • Three-team race emerging for Ohio State transfer Tate Martell

    247 Sports "247Sports has learned that Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell is looking at Louisville, Miami and West Virginia as potential transfer destinations. Martell is expected to visit all three this week beginning with West Virginia on Sunday. Per Eersports insider Chris Anderson, Martell..." January 13

  • Texas Tech hires Oklahoma's Kerry Cooks as assistant

    Crimson And Cream Machine "With the October firing of Mike Stoops and the recent hiring of Alex Grinch, movement was expected on the defensive side of the coaching staff for the Oklahoma Sooners. The first domino fell when inside linebackers coach Tim Kish announced his retirement, and now defensive backs coach Kerry..." January 13

  • Matt Rhule says he’ll always avoid an “arranged marriage”

    New York Daily News "Baylor head coach Matt Rhule’s first public remarks since engaging in discussions with the Jets for their vacancy that was filled by Adam Gase were crystal clear: He will not make the jump to the NFL without control over his staff. The Daily News reported Wednesday that staffing..." January 13

  • Oklahoma's Austin Kendall may indicate Kyler Murray's future by entering transfer portal

    CBS Sports "Oklahoma backup quarterback Austin Kendall has put himself into the transfer portal, opening up the possibility for him to play somewhere else next season. With the 2018 season over and spring ball around the corner, there have been several high profile names putting themselves out there..." January 12

  • Jalen Hurts visits Oklahoma day after Maryland

    Larry Brown Sports "Jalen Hurts is a busy man on the transfer circuit. Hurts entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal during the week, indicating his intention to transfer from Alabama. The quarterback, who has one year of college eligibility left and could transfer immediately as a grad transfer, is..." January 12

  • Report: Jalen Hurts expected to draw interest from Oklahoma

    Sportsnaut "In addition to Maryland and Miami, Alabama transfer Jalen Hurts is reportedly expected to draw interest from Lincoln Riley and the Oklahoma Sooners. Alex Scarborough of ESPN reported Friday evening that Hurts will be traveling to Maryland for a visit before heading..." January 11

  • Sooners lose another OT to draft as Bobby Evans to forgo senior season

    ESPN "Oklahoma junior offensive tackle Bobby Evans announced Wednesday he would be leaving school for the NFL draft. Evans was a second-team All-Big 12 selection for the Sooners, who won the Joe Moore Award for having the best offensive line in college football. ESPN's Mel..." January 09

  • Kansas star running back Pooka Williams granted diversion in domestic battery case

    Kansas City Star "Kansas running back Pooka Williams applied for and was granted a diversion by the Douglas County District Attorney’s office for his domestic battery charge, Williams’ attorney Hatem Chahine said Wednesday. Williams, who appeared in court Wednesday morning, had his next..." January 09

  • Matt Rhule Will Stay at Baylor Amid Jets Head Coaching Rumors

    Bleacher Report "Baylor football head coach Matt Rhule, who has reportedly been pursued by the New York Jets, is staying in Waco, Texas, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Rhule had been connected to the Jets, who fired head coach Todd Bowles at the end of the 2018 season. On Wednesday, Rich Cimini..." January 09

  • ‘No doubt’ Kyler Murray loves football more than baseball

    Sportsnaut "The Kyler Murray situation is getting juicier and juicier by the day. A first-round pick (No. 9 overall) of the Oakland Athletics last year, he is currently experiencing a strong pull to want to play football at the NFL level. Oakland has already signed Murray to a contract worth..." January 05

  • Five-star WR Jadon Haselwood announces decision to play at Oklahoma

    Crimson And Cream Machine "Ladies and gentlemen, the Oklahoma Sooners have the most impressive wide receiver class in recent memory (or perhaps ever). Five-star WR Jadon Haselwood has picked the OU hat at the All-American Bowl. Let us rejoice and be glad. It would be disingenuous, however, to say that..." January 05

  • Former Ohio State co-DC Alex Grinch joins Oklahoma coaching staff as defensive coordinator

    The Oklahoman "Before the 2007 season, then-Texas Tech coach Mike Leach felt like it was time for a young graduate assistant on his staff to be elevated to a full-time coaching role. Eight years later, while at Washington State, Leach brought in a candidate for an open job on his staff and got a..." January 05

  • Mountaineers hire Neal Brown to be new coach

    ESPN "The West Virginia Mountaineers have hired Troy's Neal Brown to a six-year deal to be their new football coach, sources told ESPN on Friday. The move comes only two days after former Mountaineers coach Dana Holgorsen was officially hired..." January 04

  • 'We're baaaaaaack!' QB Sam Ehlinger sends message to Texas doubters following upset of Georgia in Sugar Bowl

    Dallas Morning News "The endless debate about Texas probably won't be settled until the Longhorns reach the College Football Playoff or hoist a national championship trophy. As a milestone along the way, Texas' 28-21 win over Georgia in the Allstate Sugar Bowl stands as a huge step forward. Texas..." January 02

  • Marquise Brown declares for the NFL Draft

    Crimson And Cream Machine "After a pair of 1,000-yard seasons, two Big 12 Championships and two College Football Playoff appearances, Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver Marquise Brown has declared for the 2019 NFL Draft. The Hollywood, Fla. native, College of the Canyons product and cousin of Antonio Brown has..." January 02

  • Dana Holgorsen will reportedly leave West Virginia to take over as Houston coach

    SB Nation "West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen is expected to leave the Mountaineers for the same job at Houston, sources told SB Nation. A finalized agreement and official announcement are expected as early as New Year’s Day 1. Holgorsen and UH have an agreement in place on a..." January 01

  • Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma agree in principle to contract extension, raise

    Norman Transcript "Oklahoma has come to an agreement in principle on a contract extension and raise for football coach Lincoln Riley, quieting any murmurs that he will make a jump to the NFL. The school wasted little time. It announced Tuesday — two days after OU's loss in the Orange Bowl..." January 01

  • Kyler Murray mum on his future after end of college football season

    ESPN "Kyler Murray said he had not thought about whether he played the last football game of his career on Saturday night against Alabama in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl. But if it was the last time he put on a helmet and shoulder pads, he left..." December 30

  • Lincoln Riley: Loss to ‘Bama ‘makes me even hungrier’ to stay at Oklahoma

    Sportsnaut "Oklahoma Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley has been one of the hot names thrown around whenever anyone discusses NFL head coaching vacancies. However, he’s already made it clear that he has no desire to leave Oklahoma for the NFL. Saturday night’s loss to Alabama in the..." December 30

  • Kyler Murray drawing ‘a lot of buzz’ from NFL after Justin Herbert decision

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyler Murray has chosen not to completely shut the door on a potential NFL career when discussing his future recently, and the Oklahoma star is projected to be drafted even higher now if he decides to play football. On Wednesday, Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert announced that he..." December 27

  • Kyler Murray leaves door open for the 2019 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray will have a lot of options when his college football season ends. But right now, his focus is on Saturday’s game with Alabama. Murray has signed a contract with the Oakland Athletics of MLB. Since then, he’s won the Heisman Trophy and if..." December 27

  • UTEP lands ex-KSU QB Alex Delton as grad transfer

    Kansas City Star "Former Kansas State quarterback Alex Delton has found a transfer destination, Texas-El Paso. ESPN reported that Delton, who played in 20 games with six starts over his four years at K-State, will finish his career at UTEP, coached by former Kansas State offensive coordinator Dana..." December 27

  • Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray ill, misses media session

    Sports Day "For the second year in a row, Oklahoma's Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback is under the weather just days before the Sooners take the field at the College Football Playoff. Quarterback Kyler Murray missed Wednesday's media availability due to an illness, per an OU..." December 26

  • Oklahoma State grad transfer Darrion Daniels takes chance to play with brother at Nebraska

    Omaha "Darrion Daniels was dejected and emotional. He had just learned his football season — and possibly his college career — was over. The injury, a torn tendon in his left pinky, required surgery and ended his senior year at Oklahoma State after four games. He needed to talk..." December 21

  • Mizzou adds another QB transfer, signs TCU's Shawn Robinson

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Missouri is doubling down on transfer quarterbacks. Former Texas Christian University starter Shawn Robinson has signed a financial aid agreement to play for the Tigers, MU announced Tuesday night. Robinson must sit out the 2019 season and will have two seasons of playing eligibility..." December 19

  • Doug Gottlieb has horrible take on Will Grier sitting out bowl game

    Sportsnaut "Will Grier has decided to focus on preparing for the NFL draft, but his decision to skip West Virginia’s bowl game has resulted in a ridiculous criticism. Fox Sports analyst and show host Doug Gottlieb called the decision “comical” and asserted no quarterback has..." December 14

  • New Kansas State coach accepted job while at NDSU practice

    Sportsnaut "If you forgot that college football is a business first, the context of Chris Klieman accepting the Kansas State job is a perfect reminder. Unless it was a set-up, the North Dakota State boss — during practice — answered a phone call from KSU athletic director..." December 12

  • QB John Kolar announces intent to play at Iowa State with brother

    The Oklahoman "Another Oklahoma State football player has elected to transfer to spend his final year of eligibility with family. Quarterback John Kolar announced Sunday he plans to spend his final collegiate season at Iowa State, where his brother, Charlie, plays tight end. Both John and Charlie..." December 10

  • Kansas State finalizing deal to make North Dakota State's Chris Klieman its next football coach

    Yahoo! Sports "North Dakota State coach Chris Klieman is finalizing a deal to become the next coach at Kansas State, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation. Klieman would be hired amid a ridiculously successful run at North Dakota State, where he’s gone 67-6, won three national..." December 10

  • Matt Campbell signs contract extension at Iowa State

    Des Moines Register "In parts of three seasons at Iowa State, Cyclones coach Matt Campbell has already helped re-energized the fan base and take the program to historic heights. But the more success that Campbell has seen, the more his name seems to pop up in rumors about job openings across the..." December 10

  • Report: TCU QB Shawn Robinson to transfer

    College Football Talk "At the 10:43 mark of the third quarter of TCU’s Sept. 15 game with Ohio State, it seemed the Horned Frogs and quarterback Shawn Robinson were on top of the world. Behind their talented sophomore quarterback, the 15th-ranked Frogs had just taken a 21-13 lead over the No. 4..." December 10

  • Kyler Murray wins the Heisman trophy

    ESPN "All throughout his heralded junior football season at Oklahoma, two-sport star Kyler Murray opined on the myriad ways lessons learned on the baseball diamond had paid off for him. But it was what the gridiron taught him on June 2, 2016, that sent him on a collision course toward his..." December 09

  • Old homophobic tweets from Kyler Murray's Twitter account surface after he wins Heisman

    USA Today "Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray had a Saturday to remember. But the Oklahoma quarterback's memorable night also helped resurface social media's memory of several homophobic tweets more than six years old.  When Murray was 15 years old, he tweeted at his friends (via..." December 09

  • Murray apologizes after anti-gay tweets surfaced following Heisman Trophy win

    The Score "Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Kyler Murray issued an apology early Sunday morning after anti-gay tweets sent between 2011 and 2012 when he was 14 and 15 years old surfaced following the award presentation. The tweets from the Oklahoma quarterback and Oakland Athletics draft pick,..." December 09

  • Oklahoma's Kyler Murray surpasses Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa as Heisman betting favorite

    ESPN "For the first time all season, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is the betting favorite to win the Heisman Trophy -- in both the legal and offshore markets. Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa opened as the third-favorite at 10-1 odds in June at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook,..." December 08

  • KU star running back Pooka Williams arrested on suspicion of domestic battery

    Kansas City Star "Kansas star running back Pooka Williams was arrested Thursday afternoon on suspicion of domestic battery, according to logs from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Williams, who was the Big 12’s offensive freshman of the year and also a first-team all-Big..." December 07

  • Report: Kansas State targeting Chris Klieman as head coach

    Larry Brown Sports "Kansas State looks like it has its eyes on a replacement for Bill Snyder. The Wildcats are targeting Chris Klieman as their next head coach, according to Football Scoop. Klieman, 51, has been the head coach at North Dakota State since 2014 and has gone 66-6 at the FCS powerhouse..." December 07

  • Tua Tagovailoa beats Kyler Murray for Walter Camp national player of the year

    Alabama "The first of three national player-of-the-year honors was handed out before the main awards show Thursday evening. And the Walter Camp Award went to … Tua Tagovailoa. Alabama’s quarterback beat Kyler Murray of Oklahoma, Gardner Minshew of Washington State, Will..." December 06

  • Kyler Murray Named 2018 Associated Press Player of the Year

    Bleacher Report "Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa, Oklahoma's Kyler Murray and Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins Jr. are all Heisman Trophy finalists, but the Sooners quarterback has bragging rights over his fellow signal-callers prior to Saturday's ceremony. Eric Olson of the..." December 06

  • Alex Delton transferring from K-State

    KSNT "Quarterback Alex Delton announced on Tuesday that he will be transferring from Kansas State. The quarterback is graduating this semester and plans to grad transfer to a new school in January. Delton was in and out of the lineup as the starting quarterback this season competing..." December 04

  • Tua Tagovailoa, Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins announced as finalists for Heisman Trophy

    ESPN "Before they face one another in the playoff later this month, Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa and Oklahoma's Kyler Murray will face off Saturday night in New York. The two quarterbacks were named finalists for the 84th Heisman Trophy on Monday, along with Ohio State quarterback..." December 03

  • OSU's Justice Hill announces plan to enter NFL Draft

    The Oklahoman "Oklahoma State running back Justice Hill will skip the Cowboys' bowl game and enter the NFL Draft. The news initially broke when OSU coach Mike Gundy, through his Twitter account, said that Hill, the Cowboys’ All-Big 12 running back, and sixth-year senior offensive lineman..." December 03

  • Auburn parts with offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey, who will reportedly join Les Miles at Kansas

    KU Sports "Ten days after the Kansas football season’s conclusion, a coordinator for new head coach Les Miles’ staff emerged. In a day full of escalating smoke connecting the name Chip Lindsey with KU football, AL.com’s Auburn football reporter, Matt Zenitz, reported Monday..." December 03

  • Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, Oklahoma in CFP

    NCAA "The final College Football Playoff rankings of the season were announced Sunday, Dec. 2.  Here are the top six teams in the rankings: No. 1 - Alabama No. 2 - Clemson  No. 3 - Notre Dame  No. 4 - Oklahoma  No. 5..." December 02

  • Bill Snyder expected to retire, concluding college football’s most amazing turnaround ever

    SB Nation "Kansas State head football coach Bill Snyder plans to announce his retirement Sunday, The Mercury reports and The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman confirms: December 02

  • Lincoln Riley stumps for Sooners to be included in College Football Playoff

    ESPN "Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said his team is "playoff-worthy," and that if the College Football Playoff selection committee includes the Sooners, he has confidence they can win the national championship. "I get that there are other great teams out there, but I feel..." December 01

  • Texas Tech names Utah State's Matt Wells new head coach

    Sporting News "Texas Tech has found its new football coach. The school announced Thursday that they have agreed to terms with Utah State head coach Matt Wells to take over the football program. November 30

  • Utah State's Wells in negotiations to coach Texas Tech

    Sports Day "Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports that Texas Tech is in negotiations with Matt Wells to make him the Red Raiders' next head coach.  Williams previously reported Wells was the front-runner for the job.  November 29

  • Texas State hires West Virginia offensive coordinator Jake Spavital as next coach

    Sports Day "Texas State is bringing West Virginia and former Texas A&M offensive coordinator Jake Spavital back to the Lone Star State. The Bobcats officially announced Wednesday afternoon that Spavital has been hired to be the new head coach in San Marcos. November 28

  • Report: Two NFL teams have offered Kliff Kingsbury a job

    Sportsnaut "The Texas Tech Red Raiders might have decided to move on from head coach Kliff Kingsbury following a losing season. In no way does that mean the former college quarterback isn’t a hot commodity around the football world. According to this report from Gil Brandt of NFL..." November 27

  • Ex-Kansas coach David Beaty helping Tom Herman, Texas staff with Oklahoma game prep

    CBS Sports "Texas is reaching out for some extra coaching help in preparation for Saturday's Big 12 Championship Game against Oklahoma, bringing former Kansas coach David Beaty in an official consulting role.  Herman and Beaty have history beyond their time as opposing Big 12 coaches,..." November 26

  • Mike Leach going back to Texas Tech isn’t THAT crazy of an idea

    SB Nation "Hours after Texas Tech fired Kliff Kingsbury on Sunday, a newspaper in Texas Tech’s backyard published a report about the guy who used to coach Kingsbury in Tech’s air raid. Maybe, the report said, that coach would be interested in replacing his former QB. Don A...." November 26

  • Texas Tech should hire Art Briles

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Texas Tech has inquired about the possibility of bringing in Art Briles once before after he had already been fired by Baylor, according to sources. If ever there was the time to do it again, now is it. The Red Raiders fired Kliff Kingsbury on Sunday to create..." November 26

  • Unverified source claims Kliff Kingsbury has been let go

    Viva The Matadors "Back in 2013, Kirby Hocutt hired a former Texas Tech legend to help repair a fanbase that was fractured and divided. With Kliff Kingsbury at the helm, we all assuredly backed our crowned prince 100% and once he started the season 7-0, we all thought he was going to be just as great a coach as..." November 25

  • Texas Tech fires Kliff Kingsbury after six seasons

    Yahoo! Sports "Kliff Kingsbury’s time as Texas Tech head coach has reportedly come to an end. According to Bruce Feldman of The Athletic, TTU has decided to fire Kingsbury, the former Red Raiders quarterback, after six seasons leading the program. The news arrived a day after Texas..." November 25

  • Patrick Mahomes sends farewell thank you tweet to Kliff Kingsbury

    Larry Brown Sports "Patrick Mahomes sent a thank you tweet to Kliff Kingsbury amid reports that the Texas Tech coach is on his way out. Take a look at the nice words the Kansas City Chiefs star had for his former head coach: November 25

  • Longhorns QB Sam Ehlinger expected to play at Kansas

    Sporting News "Texas is expected to have starting quarterback Sam Ehlinger on the field Friday against Kansas when the No. 14 Longhorns try to clinch a berth in the Big 12 championship, coach Tom Herman says. Ehlinger was knocked from Texas' 24-10 victory over Iowa State on Saturday by a hard..." November 22

  • Report: Texas Tech could fire Kliff Kingsbury, hire Brent Venables

    Larry Brown Sports "Texas Tech has long been disappointed with the lack of progress under Kliff Kingsbury and could decide to make a change. One reporter thinks the Red Raiders are ready to make a change, and he believes they have their eye on a replacement. The Austin American-Statesman’s Kirk..." November 22

  • After decades of solutions, Kansas State now has a Bill Snyder problem

    CBS Sports "Just after noon on Tuesday, 79-year-old Bill Snyder settled in behind the microphone the same way he has for 27 seasons on game weeks. The familiar Styrofoam cup of coffee standing sentry in front of him. No small talk offered. Subjectively, the walls of the team meeting room were..." November 21

  • Shoulder injury leaves status of Texas QB Sam Ehlinger up in the air

    College Football Talk "In a victory over Iowa State on Saturday night to put Texas in a good spot to clinch a berth in the Big 12 championship game, starting quarterback Sam Ehlinger was forced to leave the game with a shoulder injury. With one game left to play in the regular season against Kansas, it is..." November 19

  • Les Miles and Kansas were the perfect match for rehabilitation, relevancy and respect

    CBS Sports "For the most random of reasons, friends urged Les Miles not to take the Kansas job. "I've had a couple of guys say to me, 'Are you sure?'" the Jayhawks' new coach said Sunday following his introductory press conference. Those friends had unique..." November 19

  • Texas QB Sam Ehlinger suffered an AC contusion to his right shoulder against Iowa State

    Burnt Orange Nation "Texas Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger left the game on Saturday against the Iowa State Cyclones after re-injuring a right shoulder injury late in the second half, according to multiple reports. November 18

  • Kansas set to announce hire of ex-LSU coach Les Miles

    Yahoo! Sports "It looks like Les Miles to Kansas is becoming a reality. According to Sports Illustrated and Rivals.com, Miles will be announced as the new head coach at Kansas on Sunday. SI first reported Friday that KU was finalizing a deal to hire Miles as the replacement for David Beaty, who will..." November 18