As the clock ticks down to Monday’s start of Big 12 football media days in Dallas, league officials already have released knee-jerk media selections for preseason honors.
The early returns favor Oklahoma to win the league, with Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty as the top offensive player and TCU defensive end Devonte Fields as the best defender. It’s hard to quibble with those selections.
But here are some other fearless forecasts to monitor as the season unfolds. Just be forewarned that some could look foolish by December: