All the Big 12-2 Conference news that is and isn't fit to read...
And some other stuff.
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Manny Diaz breaks down his philosophy. [AAS]
To me, what a great defense does is win games. A great defense serves its offense. It creates field position for the offense because that's what the game is really about. It's about where you get the ball, how far do you have to go to score and how many points do you have to score to win.
One big thank you to our defensive coordinator. [Rivals]
The golf team is making everyone proud. [Daily Texan]
The Texas women's basketball team has a new coach. [AAS]
Fozzy Whitaker is confident that he has an NFL future. [San Antonio Express-News]
What if... [San Antonio Express-News]
Dodds, the athletic director of the richest college athletic department in America, hasn't had to make a major hire in 14 years. He's simply kept extending the old ones, and Garrido's reportedly is next.
But what if his last three hires had gone differently? The alternate timeline is almost unimaginable.
There is a QB competition in Stillwater. [NewsOK]
A Sooner press conference can't officially start until Bob Stoops starts whining. [NewsOK]
Stoops is defensive of Jones. Stoops was upset with a column in the Saturday Oklahoman in which fans talked about their displeasure that Jones came back for his senior season. Stoops even mentioned it during a Saturday morning discussion with the OU Touchdown Club.
TCU's offense is a work in progress. [Houston Chronicle]
Bill Snyder is diversifying. [Kansas City Star]
Baylor has big plans. [Richmond Times Dispatch]
It's no wonder plans are under way for a new Baylor football stadium. Artists' renderings of a 45,000-seat, on-campus facility on the bank of the Brazos River make it seem real enough to sense what it will feel like when Baylor's next Heisman candidate makes it his stage. And after 15 years of discussing the project, donations are beginning to stream in with hopes of completing construction in 2014.
ESPN college football experts Jesse Palmer and Chris Spielman are high on West Virginia altitude. [West Virginia Metro News] In case you want to know what they were talking about, here's a recap of the WVU spring game. [West Virginia Metro News]
At least West Virginia knows who is starting at QB. [ESPN Big 12 Blog]
And the Mountaineers just might come in and win the Big 12 the first year. [Fox Sports]
The Big 12 did well snatching up West Virginia when it had the chance.
And there's a good chance WVU will return the favor by winning the league in 2012.
Two terms rarely seen in the same sentence: Kansas football and winning. Charlie Weis is already annoying one of our newest members. [Yahoo Sports]
"This is about, third game of the season, you're sitting here 2-0. You're playing TCU, you haven't won a conference game in about eight years. (bells) … and you hit a field goal to win the game. Act that way!"
The Jayhawks have some talented receivers. [Kansas City Star]
The very funny and talented boys over at Smoking Musket have some fun with Charlie Weis. [The Smoking Musket]
The Horned Frogs might not fair so well in basketball in the Big 12. [Ft. Worth Star-Telegram]
Iowa State fans will get to watch Cyclone sports every day, all day. [Cyclones.com]
The Musket boys know their way around photoshop. [The Smoking Musket]
Gary Danielson believes that A&M and Missouri made a brilliant move to the SEC. [CBS Sports]
What will we do without Dollar Bill and his informative and insightful Wednesday newsletter? [San Antonio Express-News]
Loftin said he and athletic director Bill Byrne "have been engaged for several months in conversations about the future" — Byrne's future. Loftin said A&M intends to pay the remainder of Byrne's contract that runs through August 2013, but that Byrne's role in the department until then is to be determined.
"We'll honor the terms of that contract, but what his role will be vis-à-vis another AD coming in ... what can I say?" Loftin said following the forum in the Zone Club of Kyle Field. "At some point you have to make a transition."up a t-shirt
First they screw up a tee shirt, now a license plate. Someone needs to remind the Aggies that their school color is maroon. [TexAgs]
We're not the only ones that aren't interested in playing the Aggies. [KCBD]
Click this link at your own peril. [YouTube]
There are some new kickoff rules for 2012. [Topeka Capital-Journal]
The NCAA, however, gave him and every other college football coach something new to work on by administering kickoffs from the 35-yard line during the 2012 season, while allowing touchbacks to come out to the 25.
Another rule deals with the loss of a helmet during the game. [NCAA]
The art of hiring a college football coach. [Seattle Times]
The Good, The Bad, The Sanctioned
A big thanks from every woman employed in the male dominated world of college sports! Jessica Dorrell...making life easier for women to succeed in football. [SI]
One more Penn State official down, several more to go... [AP]
The Paterno family can not be bought. [ESPN]
And the stupid
This all happened because he promised to take her for a ride. [Deadspin]
The officials at Arkansas didn't see a problem with Dorrell's hiring at all? [SI]
Never fear, Petrino will reappear. [ESPN]
Bobby Petrino is a compulsive liar. A serial schemer. A wife cheater. I trust him as far as I could throw what's left of the Harley-Davidson he crashed on April Fools' Day.
And within the next eight or nine months, maybe sooner, a desperate athletic director or an NFL general manager without a conscience is going to hire Petrino. Wouldn't surprise me if an AD at a midlevel program is already plotting how to get Petrino on the cheap.
Texas high school coaches won't miss him. [Dallas Morning News]
Anyway, there might be some high school football coaches around here that are big fans of Petrino. I haven't found any of them, however. But I have heard from a lot of coaches who called him sneaky and untrustworthy, and in some cases, a lot of things that I just can't post on this blog.
Most of those coaches would never want me to reveal their comments, but Richardson Berkner coach Jim Ledford once listed Petrino as one of the college coaches he wouldn't allow on his campus.
"I guarantee every coach around here knows who those guys are," Ledford told my colleague Mark Dent for this story. "There's no question about it because we all talk about it. When we go to regional meetings or coaches' association meetings, that's a topic of discussion."
Does an Aggie really need an ipad?
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