The sidelines of Big 12 football stadiums will look a bit different this year. The conference saw a 40% turnover rate in its coaches, including some of the biggest, longest-tenured names in the Big 12.
Bill Snyder has retired after 27 program-altering years at K-State. Dana Holgorsen is now drinking Red Bull in Houston after eight years at West Virginia. Kliff Kingsbury could have been fired but instead chose to leave on his own to coach Kyler Murray in the NFL after six years at Texas Tech. And...then there was David Beaty.
There’s been a changing of the guard of sorts over the past few years.