First up is Texas coach Mack Brown:
Brown said his team watched Baylor beat Texas Tech this weekend and that they will be ready for the Bears.
"They've got the entire package put together and that's why they're one of the best," Brown said of Baylor. "We're playing against a Heisman Trophy candidate in Waco."
Brown commented on what reporters refer to as "politicking" for your team to play in the BCS national title game, as Brown did in 2009:
"I thought it was standing up for your team," Brown said. "But I think the game takes care of itself...If (the opportunity to do so presents) itself again, I'll stand up for my team again."
"I know absolutely two years is not enough to get a program turned around," Brown said of former Kansas coach Turner Gill's firing. "I am a Turner Gill fan...He's a guy that college football needs."
Brown said he's not sure Texas A&M will have too much impact on recruiting going forward.
"Most of the kids, they know pretty much where they want to go growing up," Brown said.
Next up is OKlahoma coach Bob Stoops:
Stoops said the wind was a major factor in Saturday's game against Iowa State.
He said during warm-ups, what usually would have been 100% completions was at 10% because of the strong winds.
Stoops said being able to play every team in the conference, the championship (as a result of the round robin schedule, versus a North-South schedule) is clearly defined.
He said he likes the round robin schedule because if there is a tie, you can see who beat who. And unlike when some teams from each division did not have to play all the teams from another possibly stronger division, that is not the case anymore.
Next up is Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy:
On the Bedlam game between OSU and OKlahoma coming up this weekend, Gundy said it is "cut and dry" for his team and they have a shot at doing something the school has never been able to do.
Gundy said he does not feel comfortable "politicking" for his team for a shot at the BCS national championship. He said he would do it if that was what the school administration felt like needed to be done.
"It's more important to win the game (against OKlahoma) than it is to make comments on where we stand in the BCS," Gundy said.
Gundy echoed Stoops' sentiments on the round-robin schedule. He said the teams from the conference will end up not having as many wins in years past but that the competition has become fairer.
Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville will not be on the teleconference call today.
Next up is Baylor coach Art Briles:
Briles said Baylor QB Robert Griffin III, who left the Bears' game against Texas Tech on Saturday, is back to normal and back to practicing and will be ready for the Bears' game against Texas this weekend.
"Robert is fine. He just had concussion-like symptoms," Briles said.
Briles said he didn't think two hits from Red Raiders defenders, that some had pointed out as being dirty and unnecessary, were indeed dirty.
"That's just football."
Briles said he is very pleased to see two quarterbacks he had dealings with in RG3 and Houston QB Case Keenum are in the discussions as Heisman Trophy finalists.
"I feel very blessed and fortunate for them."
Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman will not be on the teleconference call today.
Big 12 Players of the Week
Offense: Terrance Ganaway, RB, Baylor
Defense: Carrington Byndom, CB, Texas
Special Teams: Justin Tucker, K, Texas