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Coachspeak: Big 12 Coaches Teleconference Week Two

With all but one coach having a game under their belt, the week two teleconference brought a little more substance to the table than last week.

They don't call him Mack for nothing.
They don't call him Mack for nothing.

Unsurprisingly, every coach this week was asked in—one way or another—to react to the FCS upsets. All Mack Brown had to say was "you better be careful who you schedule."

Charlie Weis said he spent ten bucks to watch the South Dakota Coyotes game online to prepare for this week. He also said he used Kansas State's loss to North Dakota State to try to motivate his players to not overlook the Coyotes.

Bob Stoops was pleased with the Sooners defensive play against UL Monroe and said that the communication on defense was better than it's been in a long time.

Mike Gundy says he does not like the two quarterback system and has committed to J.W. Walsh moving forward.

Bill Snyder said that Jake Waters missed a few checks against North Dakota State but overall he was pleased with Waters' performance in his first major college football game. He also agreed with a reporter who asked him if he might attribute the loss to the Bison to a lack of spirit and leadership on the field.

Like the rest of the coaches, Dana Holgerson said he wasn't at all surprised by the FCS upsets this past week due to the fact that there are so many good coaches and players out there. He also said that Paul Millard will be West Virginia's starter moving forward.

Kliff Kingsbury said he wasn't surprised by the performance of true freshman walk-on quarterback Baker Mayfield.

Art Briles was very happy with the performance of his defense in the first game and agreed that a lot of the success can be attributed to carry-over from last season. He also said he was impressed with Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack in the film from the Ohio State game and said he will be a great challenge to account for this week.

Paul Rhoads said the bye week will be beneficial following their week one loss and they plan to work on fundamentals as well as preparing for Iowa.

Gary Patterson said Trevone Boykin was brought into the LSU game because Patterson thought Boykin's ability to run the zone read would give TCU an advantage against LSU's athleticism. Despite that, he confirmed that Casey Pachall will be the starter this week.