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There are issues that need to be fixed. [AAS]
Certainly, concerns were minimal regarding the "66" side of the scoreboard at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. But the "31" side? That's another matter, and it's why senior safety Kenny Vaccaro had a one-word answer when queried on his reaction to the defense's showing:
"Disappointed," Vaccaro said.
The Horns need to guard against overconfidence. [ESPN]
"It’s a younger team, so we’ll talk to them," Brown said Tuesday. "I think the environment here is we get too high too fast and we get too low too fast. I think they pretty much understand what they’ve got ahead of them, and that’s the good thing."
"[The coaches' poll] is the more knowledgeable poll," head coach Mack Brown joked.
"We set the tone," Santos said. "When we go down there and knock somebody up, Kenny Vaccaro is going to go crazy. [Alex Okafor] is going to go crazy. Those guys are going to feed off that. The fans go crazy. When the fans go crazy, we feed off of it. That alone is real neat. We take tremendous pride in it." [ESPN]
The Sooners could go with a 4-3 defense this weekend. [NewsOK]
"That's predicated again on how many tight ends and fullbacks and running backs are in the game," Stoops said. "Chances are greatly improved we would use more three-linebacker defense, more than we have these first couple games."
Has Dana Holgorsen made some odd game decisions? [Charleston Daily Mail]
Geno Smith wants you to know that he is not—repeat not—a running QB. [Charleston Daily Mail]
"People want to say I'm some sort of dual-threat now, but I'm not," he said. "I'm not a running threat."
What's the matter with Kansas? [Grantland]
Things are already not going well for Charlie Weis at Kansas.
After KU got beat by TCU over the weekend, only the most Panglossian of Jayhawks could look at the school's 1-2 record and say, "Hey, we're halfway to matching last year's win total."
Weis has a good game plan for not getting annihilated every Saturday. [Topeka Capital-Journal]
At least Kansas has academics. [SB Nation]
Still no news on Poke QB Wes Lunt. [Sports Illustrated]
Texas Tech's punter is a little bored.[San Antonio Express-News]
Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville didn't mind seeing his team punt midway through the fourth quarter of its 49-14 win over New Mexico.
The Red Raiders have punted only twice after three games. That 0.67 per-game punt average by far leads the nation.
Baylor is looking for their identity. [Baylor Lariat]
Anyone volunteering to play the Aggies again? [ESPN Big 12 Blog]
Youth sports is a $5 billion-a-year industry. [Press Box]
The Bobby Petrino stink just won't go away. [Arkansas Sports]
Normally, the descent of a top college program is a long evolution that takes a few seasons to bottom out.
That’s not the case with these Arkansas Razorbacks.
Who said the SEC doesn't have classy fans? [Dr. Saturday]
Go Big Blue! Michigan certainly made Oklahoma look bad. [NewsOK]
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