Bevo's Daily Roundup - April 20, 2009

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Ryan Palmer scores a TD against Baylor.

Offensive line strength is one of the best indicators of success in college football. Texas line has 100 91 starts. OU has 31 29 starts.

This season, watch for Texas to unseat Oklahoma as Big 12 Conference champion. Both teams return their star quarterbacks, but Texas's Colt McCoy now has a far more seasoned offensive line (91 combined starts) to work with than the Sooners' Sam Bradford, whose line has 29 starts, down from 131 last year.

We're smart, too. This year's Top 10. We are No.2, behind The University of Miami. No, this isn't about football. (This link goes to Playboy.com so it may not be safe for some of you at work.)

We can stage our own national championship game. Maybe secession succession isn't such a bad idea?

 

 

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Cyrus Gray / AP Photo.

Isn't that nice. Running backs Cyrus Gray and Bradley Stephens are the only two backs on scholarship so they have developed a bond.

"We agreed to push ourselves in everything we do this spring," said Gray, a sophomore from DeSoto. "We're just trying to get ourselves better for next season."

Best Aggie QB quote ever.

Because Texas A&M is where good quarterbacks go to die.

Von Miller plans to cause problems for Big 12 quarterbacks.

Miller has fallen in love with A&M's new hybrid "jack" position, which is a mix of defensive end and linebacker.

"I've always thought I've been a pass-rush type guy, a blitz-type guy," Miller said. "And the jack position is just like a designated blitzer every play. It's really my strength."

A&M wants to use Miller's speed to cause problems for the spread offenses in the Big 12 South. Oklahoma, Texas, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech all finished in the nation's Top 10 in passing efficiency last year. All but Texas Tech return their starting quarterback, and Tech has demonstrated it can be successful throwing no matter who is under center.

Aggies will be, well, Aggies... Mike Sherman used a modified scoring system in the Maroon-White game on Saturday.

Drawing conclusions from the Maroon and White game at Texas A&M might have been even more difficult than most hard-to-decipher spring scrimmages.

For one, coach Mike Sherman's modified scoring system that rewarded big plays was more than a little confusing, even to defensive coordinator Joe Kines.

The offense posted a 117-107 win, although the defense finished with four interceptions, one fumble recovery and seven sacks. Yeah, go figure.

There isn't a nice way to say this. The Aggies are just slow.

Painfully slow. Slower, in fact, than Christmas, which never came metaphorically for the Aggies in a 4-8 season .

The Bears are once again challenging the Aggies. This time they are going after A&M's dominance in equestrian events.

 

 

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Freshman guard Willie Warren will return next season.

 

 

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Rock M Nation isn't thrilled about the fact that for the last 13 years the Big 12 has had the same rotating schedule.

Barking Carnival was at the the Texas Tech spring game. Analogies abound.

Most people don’t associate delicate sensitivity with football. Some things just don’t fit together in our minds, like Donald Trump and quiet dignity, Lindsay Lohan and a clean hair follicle test, or Tom Cruise and heterosexuality.

 

 

 

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Following the gravy train of college sports... money.

As if the advertising at stadiums and blatant corporate logos on uniforms weren't enough, now they have their spring games affiliated with corporate sponsors.

College football's postseason games have long been affiliated with corporate sponsors, but in a growing trend on campuses, sponsorship deals have been sprouting in recent years for spring games and scrimmages.

College football's postseason games have long been affiliated with corporate sponsors, but in a growing trend on campuses, sponsorship deals have been sprouting in recent years for spring games and scrimmages.

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