“When you’re looking at Texas and you’re looking at Kansas, you see more good athletes on Texas than Kansas. So to play complimentary football, I could probably put us in a position to score more points, but it would have to be more wide open and it wouldn’t be heavily running the football. So now you put yourself out for a lot more turnovers and a lot more bad things that could happen.” Charlie Weis [Dallas Morning News]
M.J. McFarland is tight end material. [Ft. Worth Star-Telegram]
Absolutely not. Who will be the Longhorn Network's next star? [SB Nation]
Bob Stoops does not watch the Longhorn Network. [Norman Transcript]
“I’ll promise you this: I have not watched 30 seconds of it before their game or after. Nobody in my building has watched it, at least not my coaches,” Stoops said following Wednesday’s practice. “Other than that, I guess it’s a deal of be careful what you wish for; it’s one of my favorite sayings.
“In the end, we didn’t find any need to watch it, and I still wouldn’t even know where to go to look for it.”
Stoops might want to watch it now. [San Antonio Express-News]
Stoops said the Longhorn Network recently might have been a positive for his program when it continually showed highlights of OU’s 62-21 beatdown victory over the Longhorns on Oct. 13.
“I guess that’s good for us,” he said.
Around the Big 12
The hometown newspaper calls the Jayhawks' special team sad-sack. [Lawrence Journal-World]
Charlie Weis hasn't brought the offensive fireworks as expected. [Lawrence Journal-World]
When Weis took the job at Kansas, the general assumption was that, while the Jayhawks’ defense might be a long-term project, Weis’ offensive background would give Kansas a chance to score points right out of the chute. Those hopes were buoyed by the addition of quarterback Dayne Crist, a senior transfer from Notre Dame.
Now, seven games into Weis’ tenure, the Jayhawks have lost — and with none of the expected fun on offense. They are last in the Big 12 in scoring offense, putting up 17.3 points per game. Their passing attack ranks 103rd in the country while amassing 187.7 yards per game. And in a pretty good symbol of what’s gone wrong, a KU wide receiver has yet to score a touchdown. (Tight ends Jimmay Mundine and Mike Ragone have hauled in touchdown catches.)
Landry Jones is still shaping his legacy at Oklahoma. [SI]
Seth Doege is coming into his own. [SI]
Everyone is at fault for West Virginia's fall. [Pittsburgh Post Gazette]
The big game this weekend? Texas Tech and Kansas State. [CBS Sports]
Bill Snyder knows how to spot a winner. [Topeka Capital-Journal]
Lane Kiffin is immature. [LA Times]
What will A&M do with their War Hymn? [San Antonio Express-News]
Did you know that you can get a tax break for that contribution for football season tickets? [Bloomberg Business]