We should be 7-3 probably sitting here now, and that’s the disappointing thing for me, for the players and the fans, that we could have done a better job.- Mack Brown
The Horns are just playing for pride.
Texas vs. Florida.
"You know they'll come in here with all those Florida athletes," said Longhorn safety Blake Gideon.
"There's definitely pride on the line," said Texas receiver Malcolm Williams.
It must be a coaching problem.
Well, thanks for the mention...I think.
The Big 12 has landed a team in the title game in each of the past two seasons. Despite being on the outside looking in on this year's chase, the league still has five teams in the top 20, and earlier this year, nine teams were in the poll or receiving votes. All that should be even more impressive considering the league's glamour program, Texas, at 4-6, is having a "down year" that is insulting to down years. Nine consecutive seasons of at least 10 wins for the Longhorns has come to a rather spectacularly bad end.
Tre Newton did the honorable thing.
The University of Texas’ Tre Newton announced Monday he would stop playing. The redshirt sophomore cited a series of concussions for his departure.
Now, that takes guts. To leave your hobby, your love, your passion for reasons beyond your control is difficult.
The Aggies are dredging up the Wrecking Crew once again.
Bulletin board material. Bo Pelini is not impressed by the 12th Man.
"Our fans are better than the Aggie fans," Pelini said. "They have a good culture around their program. They support it well. They're into it. It's a unique environment. I don't know what they call that, I know they have some type of thing on Friday night, like cheer practice or whatever, so there are certain unique traditions with every program, and I think they have their own. They do a good job with it."
Oops. Bob Stoops was not pleased with his receiver.
The Land Thieves are keeping a low profile.
You can teach an old dog new tricks in mid-season.
Last week, head coach Gary Pinkel and offensive coordinator Dave Yost spiced up Missouri’s playbook with some new looks. It wasn’t necessarily the innovation that led to the Tigers’ success, but players said the new plays had them excited.
"I think we showed some innovation, some willingness to try new things," sophomore wide receiver T.J. Moe said. "I don’t think we’ve ever been afraid of that, I just think a lot of times we had been successful doing what we were doing, so there’s no reason to just throw a whole bunch of stuff in that might not work."
Keeping Dana Holgorsen around is Mike Gundy's top priority.
T. Boone Pickns has arrived.
It is the year of the running back in Texas.
The interweb is just trouble. Six degrees of separation from Pelini to Cam Newton.
A playoff would fair and legal, unlike the BCS.
The NCAA doesn't have a policy for this.
The most startling revelation in this all is that the NCAA does not have a policy to address this topic, even after the countless acts and accusations of domestic violence, rape and other sexual assaults over the decades involving college athletes, especially in the major revenue sports like football and men's basketball. Individual athletic departments, in fact, rarely have a policy in place -- at best, many only have guidelines and talking points included in the annual student-athlete handbook. At most schools, athletic programs adapted the university's code to their own situations, rarely to the benefit of the victim or accuser, Redmond said she found.
"You look at the fact that the NCAA has policies against tobacco,'' she said, "it has policies that say a person can't buy a Big Mac for an athlete, but a person can beat up someone or rape them and be on the field the next week.''
Is high school football too dangerous?
The NCAA basketball tournament could get more complicated.
"I still believe there's going to be that 38th and 39th team that feel they should have been the 36th or 37th (at-large) team," the selection committee chairman said Wednesday on a conference call. "I do believe, though, in the room we'll kind of have one of those moments of, 'OK, here we are with trying to solidify who 35, 36 and 37 is.' But it won't change our process.
"I think it will be more of a psychological or emotional experience in the first year of going to 68."
Forty years ago a football program was decimated after a plane crash.
Forty years ago from this Sunday, Marshall assistant coach Red Dawson and graduate assistant Gail Parker hit the road to head back to Huntington, WV. They had already visited a recruit on the way to East Carolina and planned to visit him again on the way back. As the two left, the Marshall football team along with some school administrators and fans boarded a Southern Airways DC-9 to fly back home. It was the last time Dawson would ever see them.
Thoughts and prayers go out to Southern Miss football player Martez Smith.
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