(Dallas, TX)— Day #2 of the Big 12 Football “Media Days” is kicking off today with five more schools on stage in Dallas.
Today the University of Oklahoma, University of Texas, Kansas State, West Virginia, and Iowa State will take the spotlight and chat with the media.
Big 12 teams are at the Omni Hotel in downtown Dallas for the two day media event.
All of the conference head coaches and a handful of star players are gathered there to talk about the upcoming season.
Five other Big 12 teams kicked off “Media Days” yesterday, which included Oklahoma State, Baylor, Kansas, TCU, and Texas Tech.
Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby opened things up Monday by talking about the league’s standing among college football’s elite…and the new logo, the league’s branding, etc.
One interesting fact the Commish laid on us is the league’s first female official, Cat Conti, who will work the game between Southeast Missouri and Kansas September 6th in Lawrence.
Baylor head coach Art Briles was his usual “aw shucks”-type presenter. When it was noted that Briles was the first coach to chat with the media yesterday, Briles said “I guess we’re batting lead-off today. Well, I don’t know what the commissioner expected, but we’re not going to try to bunt or get a single. I promise you that. We’re swinging for the fence.”
Kansas head man Charlie Weis, when told of the female official helping to call his game September 6th said “I’ll try to watch my language. I believe in the old-fashioned way. S o I’ll try not to use as many bad words.”
Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy made his tenth appearance at Big 12 Media Days on Monday and looked ahead to his team’s season. Gundy reflected on his now decade long head coaching career with the Cowboys in a unique way. Comparing the attention he received upon arrival at the media event to that of Britney Spears and said early in his career it wasn’t near the same.
Stay tuned for more reports from Big 12 “Media Days” later today at kfor.com and on NewsChannel 4.