PODCAST: 2012 Big 12 Conference Preview with Matt Hinton

By Chip Patterson | College Football/Basketball Writer



The 2012 Conference Preview series continues with the Big 12.

One year ago, it seemed as though the Big 12 could be a tragic victim of conference realignment. But after a commissioner change, the additions of West Virginia and TCU, a new media rights deal, and the promise of a Champions Bowl against the SEC in the future; the conference has emerged as one of the strongest in the land.

Matt Hinton joins me on the show to preview the upcoming season in the Big 12 - breaking down the greatest strength and biggest questions for each team in the league. We also break down the favorable aspects of a 10-team round-robin schedule, particularly when it comes to determining a conference champion.

Matt also picks the rebuilding at Texas as his most intriguing story to follow heading into the 2012 season. After two disappointing finishes, the Longhorns appear to be set at nearly every position - but quarterback.

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