yeah it has. this might be an unpopular opinion, but I actually think the big 12 is grossly underrated. there are a lot of good(not great) teams in that conference. there were no cupcakes for anyone in that conference and they all beat up on one another. it was not easy for Texas to get to where they got now especially with Ewers getting a significant shoulder injury.The coaching churn has really damaged the depth in that conference. Guys like Mullen, Malzahn, Bielema, Spurrier, Miles and Pinkel all were very good at coaching up players, even if they couldn't topple Bama.