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Texas' Colt McCoy (pictured), Oklahoma's Sam Bradford and Missouri's Chase Daniel are part of the new wave of Big 12 quarterbacks who have taken the conference's offenses to a new level. Coaches said the days of lockdown defenses in the conference could be gone for good.

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Scoreboard boosters: Will defenses ever catch up to high-octane offenses in Big 12?

Lamenting the demise of defense in college football? Get used to it. Some coaches in the high-octane Big 12, with its ridiculously rich crop of great young quarterbacks and four of the top eight teams in the country, say there's been a fundamental shift in the game and the pendulum might never swing back.

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