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Tallying the Big 12 North's returning starters

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  1. RSSBot

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    By David Ubben

    [​IMG]God bless you, Phil Steele.

    I wasn't planning to tally up the returning starters across the Big 12 until next week, but the college football guru put together a ranking of every team's total returning starters.

    For better or worse, this number has quite a bit of impact on people's perceptions of teams entering 2011, so there's no doubt that each team's bottom line has a big influence heading into next year.

    We'll kick if off with the Big 12 North. A star signifies that the team's starting quarterback will return.

    1. Colorado - 17 starters* (9 offense, 7 defense, 1 specialist)

    Top returners: RB Rodney Stewart, QB Tyler Hansen, LB Jon Major, DB Terrel Smith

    1. Missouri - 17 starters (9 offense, 6 defense, 2 specialists)

    Top returners: WR T.J. Moe, TE Michael Egnew, LB Will Ebner, S Kenji Jackson

    3. Kansas - 14 starters* (8 offense, 6 defense, 0 specialists)

    Top returners: RB James Sims, WR Daymond Patterson, LB Steven Johnson, DB Isiah Barfield

    3. Iowa State - 14 starters (5 offense, 7 defense, 2 specialists)

    Top returners: LB Jake Knott, LB A.J. Klein, DB Leonard Johnson, DB Jeremy Reeves

    5. Nebraska - 12 starters* (5 offense, 7 defense, 0 specialists)

    Top returners: QB Taylor Martinez, LB Lavonte David, RB Rex Burkhead, DT Jared Crick

    5. Kansas State - 12 starters (5 offense, 6 defense, 1 specialist)

    Top returners: DB David Garrett, DB Tysyn Hartman, DB Ty Zimmerman, WR/PR Tramaine Thompson

    Are those numbers deceiving for any team on the list?

    Any team have a high number of starters that could be overrated entering 2011?

    Originally posted by ESPN.com - Big 12 Blog
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  2. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    Why is this midget including Colorado in the "Big 12" returning starter stories?
     
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    HotRack Rez BubbleHead Club Member

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    I was wondering the same thing.
     
  4. absinthe

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    or nebraska
     
  5. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    I think the correct term is itty bitty person.
     
  6. Mick Ronson

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    i can nearly almost promise we won't win the North next season.
     
  7. Buffnik

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    I can't really see anyone winning it.
     

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