Lots of coachspeak in this article about Big 12 football strategery, but one thing can’t be denied – offenses in that conference are ripping it up right now.
… The proliferation of high-powered attacks within the Big 12 — the league’s top seven offenses last season, as measured by total yardage, ranked among the top 18 nationally — perhaps contributed to Nebraska’s decision to hire a bright defensive mind as its new coach.
It’s actually seven of the top 19, but that’s still damned impressive. Pellini’s old conference only had two in that same bunch.
Of course, the flip side of that coin is that the Big 12 had only one team in the top 19 in total defense last season. The SEC had four.