David Ubben Dallas police are not investigating threats against Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe, but they are providing extra patrols around the family's home. Threats previously believed to be sent to the Beebe home were sent to Big 12 offices. Dirk Chatelain of the Omaha World-Herald explains what makes Nebraska's pass defenses so effective. Nebraska fans don't understand why the rest of the league is annoyed at them, writes Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star. The Big 12 shouldn't give up on its championship game, writes Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman. Colorado and former coach Dan Hawkins have settled on a separation agreement that pays Hawkins $2.1 million. Kansas coach Turner Gill goes on video with the school's website to talk about his visit to a local elementary school. Oklahoma president David L. Boren sent a letter to several newspapers in Nebraska in anticipation of Saturday's game. Former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach says he hasn't heard from any schools about possible openings. Rumors of changes on Texas' staff were "absolutely untrue," reports Randy Riggs of the Austin American-Statesman. Choosing Jon Embree as the new Colorado coach is a family matter, writes Woody Paige of the Denver Post. Oklahoma linebacker Travis Lewis was going to be a Husker. Then it snowed on his visit to Lincoln, writes Jimmy Burch of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Does an aggressive style lead to Nebraska being more penalized? Is it more aggressive? Jon Nyatawa of the Omaha World-Herald examines the question. Originally posted by ESPN.com - Big 12 Blog Click here to view the article.