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June 29, 2008

2008 College Football Preview, Haiku Style: THE BIG XII

I don’t see the point of writing a long-winded preview of the 2008 college football season when you can go to Books-A-Million or Barnes and Noble to find 300+ pages of amazing writing from, say, Phil Steele, all for less than $10.

So I want to keep things as short as possible while still providing my opinion on the final conference standings, bowl matchups and ultimately the BCS title game next January in Miami.

The result: Haikus for every team, every conference, every bowl matchup Division I-A has to offer this year. First up was the “best” conference in the land, the SEC, which you can read here. Next up is my favorite conference, the Big XII. Rock Chalk Jayhawk.

Warning: These haikus will probably suck.

Big XII North

1. Missouri Tigers

Illini revenge
Could derail title train early
Chase my Heisman pick

2. Kansas Jayhawks

Horns Tech Sooners in
But more talent than last year
Will win at least nine

3. Nebraska Cornhuskers

Bo does know defense
Under center fatal flaw
Just four road trips though

4. Colorado Buffaloes

Hawkins duo can win
Nine straight weeks of tough games
Contenders next year

5. Kansas State Wildcats

Freeman will flourish
Rough conference schedule
No December game

6. Iowa State Cyclones

Will always play hard
But talent not up to par
Hired the wrong head coach

Big XII South

1. Oklahoma Sooners

Young back seven
Hardest games in Norman
Air game is country’s best

2. Texas Tech Red Raiders

Would be pick to win
If Sooner game was at home
Will lose two at most

3. Texas Longhorns

Colt must cut picks down
Line must help new backs get yards
Too many musts to win

4. Oklahoma State Cowboys

Make or break for Mike
Season rests on Zac’s right arm
Touch and go for bowl

5. Texas A&M Aggies

McGee must step up
Sherman will not be patient
New line hurts strong backs

6. Baylor Bears

Victims of tough slate
No break after second game
Watch Kirby Freeman


Missouri VS Oklahoma

Repeat or revenge
Sooners just too much through air
Finish unbeaten



  1. Guys – love the Haiku preview idea.

    Comment by HeadThief — June 30, 2008 @ 11:24 pm

  2. […] which you can read here. After that was my favorite conference, the Big XII, which you can read here. Next up is the Pacific […]

    Pingback by 2008 College Football Preview, Haiku Style: THE PAC 10 « No Regard — July 7, 2008 @ 4:46 pm

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