This article is part of our Spring Practice Preview series.
College football spring practices are well underway, which means RotoWire is previewing key job position battles at schools across the country. This article will feature the top job battle at each school within the conference and provide a projected outlook for the group for the 2019 campaign.
From a College Football Playoff perspective, the Big 12 looks to have a two-team race on its hands between Oklahoma and a resurgent Texas program. As fantasy players, we know that the Big 12 has plenty more to offer beyond that. This is a conference that routinely churns out some of fantasy's top producers thanks to its high-powered offensive systems and its trove of talented players. It doesn't hurt that defense is optional in this conference, either. Or, at least it looks that way sometimes.
Looking at the Big 12 landscape this spring, one might think that a school like Oklahoma having to replace yet another Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback would carry the headlines. But Jalen Hurts' arrival in Norman has led us to expect more of the same from the Sooner offense this fall. Elsewhere we have several schools replacing some all-time contributors (Iowa State) and others undergoing culture change with new coaching staffs (Kansas, Kansas State, Texas Tech, West Virginia). The trio of Baylor, TCU, and Oklahoma State all have designs on rekindling the success they had earlier in the decade, too. Without further adieu, let's jump into the biggest storylines coming out of each Big 12 program this spring.