First up is Texas coach Mack Brown:
Brown talked about his defense and the big uglies up front on both sides of the ball.
Comparing what the Longhorns used to roll out up front to what they have now, Brown said that is the reason he hired OL coach Stacy Searles and D-Coordinator Manny Diaz, as they are familiar and have been in the trenches in the SEC.
Brown said the SEC is the epitome of smashmouth football and said that is a big difference from his, the Big 12 and the SEC - which he considers the elite of being able to run the football and hurt you up front.
Brown also said not having a solidified option at quarterback to begin the season and even now has clearly hurt his team and continues to do so.
"We are scoring 30 points a game and that is not enough in this league," Brown said.
Big 12 Players of the Week:
Offense: Seth Doege, QB, Texas Tech
Defense: Shaun Lewis, LB, Oklahoma State
Special Teams: Tyler Lockett, KR/WR, Kansas State
Some future TV schedule announcements for Nov. 5 games:
Texas Tech at Texas 11 a.m. FX
K-State at Oklahoma State at 2:30 or 7 p.m. ABC
Texas A&M at Oklahoma 2:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. ABC
Mizzou at Baylor 6 p.m. FSSW
Next up is Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops:
Stoops said the second quarter and into the third killed his squad in a loss to Texas Tech on Saturday.
"Tech just outplayed us in that period of time....It still gets down to execution...You've got a fumble, an interception and four straight three-and-outs.
Stoops said the Sooners had too many negative plays in the loss.
Stoops talked about Kansas State coach Bill Snyder and his staff and what kinds of problems the undefeated Wildcats pose.
Oklahoma takes on K-State this weekend and Stoops said he is not surprised with the success Snyder has brought back to the Wildcats and mentioned KR/WR Tyler Lockett, who is the Big 12 special teams player of the week, as someone the Sooners will have to key on Saturday in order to have success.
Next up is Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy...
As the Cowboys have moved up in the rankings, Gundy said keeping his team focused and playing at a high level every week is one of his and his staff's biggest challenge.
"We are in March Madness from Sept. 1 in football. There are not many opportunities to slip..."
Gundy said WR Justin Blackmon, who was injured against Missouri on Saturday, would be reevaluated on Tuesday morning. Gundy said Blackmon was held out for precautionary reasons.
"He was fine last night...I think he is going to be fine."
On Baylor and QB Robert Griffin III (Okla State's opponent this weekend):
"He is extremely accurate at throwing the ball down the field," Gundy said.
Next up is Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville:
On QB Seth Doege and his role in the upset over Oklahoma on Saturday:
"I thought it was a huge growing up process for him...he is a battler and there's no one else I'd rather have at quarterback than him.
"There were some throws he made that second half - not too many people could have made them."
Tuberville said the win has already helped and will help in the long run in recruiting.
He also said he fed his team sandwiches during the lightning delay on Saturday and that may have to be an every-week ritual now, considering the success the Red Raiders had.
Tuberville said he is not for a playoff in college football but is in favor of a plus-1 format.
"I am definitely against an 8 or 16 team playoff," he said.
He said being able to run the ball on first down and the effectiveness of screens really helped guide his offense in addition to the play of Doege.
Next up is Baylor coach Art Briles:
On using the bye week to recuperate and prepare for Oklahoma State this weekend:
"I think mentally - very productive. It's kind of an opportunity for our guys to start over again."
On Oklahoma State: "They are to the point where they have certainly earned a lot of national respect....They play an active style of defense."
On Baylor's defense:
"The system is in place and the execution of the system is sometimes a different story. I am excited about the future and the future is now."
Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman is up next:
Sherman said he has not paid a lot of attention on Missouri's potential move to the SEC and said the atmosphere in the Aggies-Tigers game would be big-time regardless of what happens.