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July 23, 2013

Offenses creating parity in Big 12 football

Big 12 football notebook

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No predictions: Kansas State is picked to finish in the lower half of the league this season after sharing the conference title with Oklahoma last season.

Wildcats coach Bill Snyder was fine with the prognosticators picking his team to finish there.

“I know it has to be done, but it's an awful difficult task to make those kinds of decisions. I certainly couldn't do it,” he said. “I’ve declined so many times to be on the coaches polls in regards to selecting the top 25 in the country, et cetera, because I just — it is so difficult to do. Even during the course of the season, it becomes difficult to pick winners and losers. That's why people make so much money in Las Vegas, I guess.”

Playing time available: Any recruits looking for immediate playing time, take a close look at Kansas. Coach Charlie Weis isn’t exactly enamored with his roster.

The Jayhawks went 1-11 last season and haven’t won a Big 12 game since 2011.

“Everyone wants to play. There's no one that wants to not play,” Weis said. “I said, have you looked at that pile of crap out there? Have you taken a look at that? So if you don't think you can play here, where do you think you can play? It's a pretty simple approach. And that's not a sales pitch. That's practical. You've seen it, right? Unfortunately, so have I.”

But Weis said the one thing that turns him off about a recruit is when they ask him about the depth chart.

“I answer the question: Let me give you some advice, never ask that question again because that means that you don't think you're good enough,” he said. “So really, by being honest with them and just saying here's what it is, hopefully, before it's all said and done, before I end up leaving the place, that's not going to be the same thing I'm saying, but that's what I'm saying right now.”

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