Bevo's Daily Roundup - August 31, 2010

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Horns_bullet_mediumGarrett Gilbert wants to be remembered for something else.

James Kirkendoll remembers Gilbert's eyes, and how they just glassed over when he walked into the huddle. John Chiles remembers Gilbert's voice, and how it grew more and more authoritative over the next couple of hours.

But Gilbert? He's grown weary of those memories. And now he has three years to make everyone else forget them, too.

“I'm really excited about being able to move ahead,” he said.

 

Horns_bullet_mediumAggie QB Jerrod Johnson wants to leave a winning legacy

"My biggest goal this year is just to leave a winning legacy," said Johnson, who owns the A&M record for career touchdown passes with 53. "As far as (growing up) in Texas and my dad playing at A&M, you see the old players come back and the reception they get - it just leaves a lasting impression.

"The best way to get that is to win games."

 

Horns_bullet_medium He's just old. Brandon Weedon is mature.

"I think there's an advantage [in Weeden] being older," coach Mike Gundy said. "We all know that we're different at 26 than we are at 18.

 

Horns_bullet_medium According to Phil Steele, the Land Thieves are No. 1 and they have no issues this season. Stoops has everything in place.

Finding a reliable place-kicker is coach Bob Stoops' No. 1 concern. Two new cornerbacks lack experience. The offensive line should be improved but has to prove it. Wide receivers must show more consistency.

 

Horns_bullet_medium  Mike Sherman is no Dennis Franchione.

Long before his secret booster newsletters weren't so secret, Dennis Franchione struck a lot of Aggies as more Austin than College Station.

More 6th Street than Dixie Chicken. More khakis than jeans. Maybe it's appropriate that Fran now lives outside of Austin.

On the surface, Franchione's replacement is neither Austin nor College Station. Mike Sherman's accent is distinctively Bah-stonian. Even worse, in two seasons Sherman's 10-15 record is more Franchione than R.C. or Jackie.

 

Horns_bullet_mediumBill Snyder loves cupcakes

"My feeling about scheduling has never changed over the years," Snyder said. "It doesn't make it right or wrong. But it's our preference to open with a schedule to build into your conference. I'm not a big fan of playing nationally prominent programs."

 

Horns_bullet_mediumThe Cornhuskers will be getting in touch with their inner emotions.

This season is for the fans. So let the fans suit up.

Think about it. In Manhattan, Kan., under the ESPN Thursday night lights, Husker fans don white helmets and red jerseys while the purple people put on their armor. Then they whale at each other for 60 minutes, in a message board-comes-to-life scene. That would be great fun.

How does it impact things? It shouldn’t. Fans and media care more about the emotions than the coaches and players, who are focused merely on the simple matter at hand and not how it affects bragging rights on the web or in the stands.

 

Horns_bullet_mediumColumbia must be one fun place.

A third member of the Missouri football program in a month has been arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol confirmed to The Star Sunday by telephone that long snapper and reserve tight end Beau Brinkley, 20, was arrested at 12:22 a.m. Sunday in Columbia and charged with DWI and having improperly tinted windows on his vehicle.

 

Horns_bullet_medium The Denver Post has a moving story about Buff defensive end Marquez Herrod. This one will leave a lump in your throat.

 

This is all I could find about Iowa State today. Sad.

 

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