All the Big 12-2 Conference news that is and isn't fit to read...
And some other stuff.
We're playing Kansas State.
"Our problem is on the offensive end," said UT coach Rick Barnes. "We don't do the things we need to do to give ourselves a chance to be the team we can be." [Daily Texan]
It is the little things. [AAS]
"One guy doesn't do what he has to do, and it breaks down the timing of everything," Barnes said.
Texas baseball is having the annual Fan Appreciation Day and Longhorn Alumni Game at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Saturday, January 28. [Texas Sports]
The Cyclones are moving up in the Big 12.
Mike Gundy on a playoff: [Sports Radio Interviews]
Of course, television dictates so many things now, the money from TV. … It’s about the student-athletes. They’re the ones out there paying the price. They’ve paid the price for four or five years. You just want them to have the chance to compete and find out who’s the best in the country and make for an entertaining game."
Bob Stoops has a to-do list for the off-season. [Tulsa World]
Brent Venables watch. [NewsOK]
Brent Venables spent the better part of the weekend in Clemson, S.C. Could he soon call it home?
Oklahoma’s longtime co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach spoke Saturday and Sunday with school officials about its defensive coordinator opening.
There's some kind of ambience in Clemson, South Carolina? [NewsOK]
Maybe Venables ends up at Kansas State? [ESPN Big 12 Blog]
The Bears have absolutely nothing to worry about. [Baylor Lariat]
Times have changed. [NewsOK]
The football salary raises are a hoot. Barry Switzer was awarded a new five-year contract and given a $6,000 per year pay boost — to $56,000. Bob Stoops now makes almost 100 times that. The $1 Hershey bar seem like a steal.
Eight assistant coaches also received raises: Merv Johnson to $42,000; Galen Hall $40,000; Gary Gibbs $39,000; Bobby Proctor, $37,000; Rex Norris $38,000; Lucious Selmon $37,000; Bill Shimek $31,000 and Scott Hill, $30,000. Now Clemson is trying to lure OU co-defensive coordinator Brent Venables with a contract that could approach $1 million a year.
We're all just waiting on West Virginia...[NewsOK]
est Virginia has told the Big 12 it plans to be out here for the 2012 season. And a common belief is that if the Mountaineers and Big East can't agree, West Virginia will just come and suffer whatever consequences follow.
But who knows what will happen? These are uncharted waters.
Hey, Beergut. Did you miss something on I Am The 12th Man last week? Now, what was it? A game? [Houston Chronicle]
And this, too. [Washington Post]
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