What five things matter the most about the 2019 Big 12 college football schedule? What do you need to know?
It might be a long, long, long way off, but let’s get into it. Let’s dive into the 2019 Big 12 football schedule with what matters and what you need to care about, starting with …
5. The Kansas freespace
It’s not that 2018 Kansas didn’t give it the old college try.
The team battled in a win over TCU, pushed Kansas State, and even gave Oklahoma and Texas a solid run at the end, but the Jayhawks were the Big 12’s designated week off for several seasons.
That’s not going to instantly change under new head coach Les Miles, but on coaching alone, KU probably won’t be the automatic win everyone has been used to.
But it’s more than just Kansas. Texas Tech almost went bowling, and Kansas State went 5-7, too. So if Baylor is better, Iowa State is still strong, TCU will certainly be improved, and the Jayhawks, Red Raiders and Wildcats will potentially be more dangerous with new head coaches, where’s the true week off in Big 12 conference play?
It’ll still be the home game against the Jayhawks, at least until Miles is able to prove otherwise. that’s TCU, Texas, Oklahoma State and Iowa State – those four can’t biff the Kansas game.
However, they get West Virginia and new head coach Neal Brown in Lawrence to open up the Big 12 season. That’s going to be interesting, but forget about the Oklahoma game the week after unless the program is night-and-day different.
Texas Tech? Kansas State? Baylor? All three of those teams are bowl-worthy, and all three are going to be on red alert when they enter Memorial Stadium.