Bevo's Daily Roundup - August 4, 2010

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35 days (give or take a few hours) to the Rice Game
5 days (give or take a few hours) to start of fall practice


We're Texas.

 

Horns_bullet_medium Sam Acho at Big 12-2 Media Days.


 

 

Horns_bullet_medium  Earl Campbell was the greatest.


 

Horns_bullet_medium We need to give Tommy Tuberville a nice birthday gift.

Tommy Tuberville will bring back his famous cigar-smoking antics
He’ll do it after beating Texas on September 18. That’s Tuberville’s birthday. It’s also a date on which Tuberville has gone undefeated as a head coach. In 1999, he brought his team onto the Tiger Stadium field after a 41-7 victory over LSU and proceeded to light up a celebratory stogie with his student athletes. In 2004, he skipped the tobacco session but still won a 10-9 squeaker over the Bayou Bengals with a little help from some sketchy officiating. This season he’ll be coaching against his former defensive coordinator (and LSU’s former defensive coordinator), Will Muschamp, and burning one down on his home field might be too tempting to pass up after shocking the nation with an upset of the Longhorns.

 

Horns_bullet_medium  It was all about stability.

Athletic director Tom Osborne insisted Nebraska wasn't seeking riches or ducking competition when it decided to bolt the Big 12 for the Big Ten.

He said the move was about stability.

 

Horns_bullet_medium How many years do they need? This is a rebuilding year for Colorado. Our short-lived friends over at California Golden Blogs looks at the Buffs.


 

Horns_bullet_medium The biggest losers. News from Lubbock about the upcoming season.

The slimming of the team’s offensive linemen — one of Tuberville’s concerns — continued over the summer.

"We challenged them,’’ he said. "We were just way too big and slow, out of shape.’’

Three blockers have dropped at least 40 pounds: Tackle LaAdrian Waddle (6-foot-6) went from 367 after last season to 322 in July; guard Deveric Gallington (6-3) from 354 after last season to 314; and tackle Mickey Okafor (6-6) from 345 after last season to 305.

 

Horns_bullet_medium  Checking in on the Bear. How is Robert Griffin doing after he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee last season?

Briles said Griffin has made remarkable progress in his rehabilitation and will be ready for fall drills. Though Griffin didn’t go through any contact drills in the spring, he’s bigger now at 217 pounds and expects to be the dangerous passing and running threat that made him a freshman All-American.

 

Horns_bullet_mediumJust a few more days.

 

Horns_bullet_mediumWe need to rethink concussions.

"You have to be tough," he says. "You can't be a wuss."

He's talking about what he calls the double-edged sword of football, the subtle difference between showing reasonable grit and offering your body to danger.

 

Horns_bullet_medium  Very little humor from Sooner Cartoons.


 

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