After last summer, I didn't think it was possible to have a worse offseason, but 2011 proved me wrong. But we can put all that behind us now, as college football gets started in earnest today.
We've already had a worthy appetizer, as Baylor knocked off Texas Christian in a thriller last night. I don't know about you, but my personal "Robert Griffin III Fear Meter" spiked last night.
The Big 12 slate is below. For a thorough rundown of national games of interest, check out Sean Keeley's College Football Buffet. The game thread for K-State's game will be posted one hour before kickoff.
Missouri vs. Miami (OH), Faurot Field, Columbia, Mo., 11:00 a.m.
Texas Tech vs. Texas State, Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, Texas, 6:00 p.m.
Iowa State vs. Northern Iowa, Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, Iowa, 6:00 p.m.
KU vs. McNeese State, Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, Kan., 6:00 p.m.
Oklahoma State vs. Lafayette (Louisiana?), Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, Okla., 6:00 p.m.
Oklahoma vs. Tulsa, Gaylord Family -- Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Norman, Okla., 7:00 p.m.
Texas vs. Rice, Darrell K. Royal -- Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, Texas, 7:00 p.m.