46 days (give or take a few hours).
Mack Brown loves Nebraska.
"One of the coaching idols in my life has been Tom Osborne," Brown said Monday. "A lot of things we do are modeled after coach Osborne. I’ve always been a Nebraska fan. I love playing Nebraska, I love being at Nebraska. Those fans are wonderful."
Brown won’t say it, of course, but considering Texas boasts an 8-1 record against the Huskers since the Big 12’s inception, it might be easy to understand why he loves playing them.
Columbia Tribune's Dave Matter has Commish Dan Beebe's attempt to manage the message.
It is time to talk football again. Or more conference realignment.
In their first meeting since the threat of a dismantled Big 12 nearly sent them in vastly different directions, the three South Division coaches joined counterparts from around the state in talking to Texas High School Coaches Association conventioneers about leadership building and motivational techniques.
That they didn't have to discuss an ugly breakup was nothing short of a relief.
"It was about a month of having an unknown opponent," said Briles, the head coach at Baylor. "This was a ghost. Everything was completely out of our hands."
The Pokes have been working out their new offense in those "voluntary" summer workouts.
During OSU's voluntary 7-on-7 workouts, quarterback Brandon Weeden has gotten quality reps and continued developing working relationships with the Pokes' receivers. And in Dana Holgorsen's system, the relationship between the quarterback and receiver is one of the keys to success.
"It really is (an advantage)," Weeden said. "The 7-on-7s are basically like this offense. The 7-on-7 (workouts) gives us that advantage, we're making the best of it."
Mark Schlabach has the story lines for the 2010 season.
The Lost Lettermen look at the history of football.
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