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Big 12: Mums the QB Word

SAN ANTONIO - Day one of Big 12 Media Days has come to a close, and with Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Baylor off the hot seat, one thing's for sure - nobody's committing to a signal caller.

Oklahoma's Bob Stoops set the tone for the day by bringing up his team's biggest question - and the factor that most likely kept them from a first-place ranking in the Big 12 South - before the media could bring it up for him. Stoops is staying quiet on the quarterback competition in Norman until a leader emerges, and Nebraska's Bill Callahan has made clear that he will not choose a starter until the week prior to his team's season opener. Baylor's Guy Morriss jumped the unsettled signal caller bandwagon late in the day, explaining that the quarterback situation in Waco has "clouded rather than cleared" as John David Weed closes the gap on transfer Michael Machen.

Given the success teams like Florida have had using a two quarterback attack, we may see some tag-team efforts come out of schools like Oklahoma or Nebraska, where three or more candidates are, according to coaches and players, legitimately in contention for the starting job.

As media days continue for the Big 12, it will be interesting to see how teams like Missouri and Texas, who have their quarterbacks locked in, are scouting their commander-in-chief-less opponents.

Missouri starts off tomorrow's action here in the press room in San Antonio, where talk will inevitably shift from big questions on offense to big questions on defense. Texas A&M, Iowa State and Texas Tech will round out tomorrow's slate of interviews.

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