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Bevo's Daily Round Up 2.06.09


Horns_bullet_medium Mack Brown isn't making any promises to recruits.

Mack Brown said he did not promise his new signees that he would be around for their full four or five years on campus.

"We were able to sell stability," said Brown, referring to defensive coordinator Will Muschamp’s status as Brown’s designated successor.

"I told him I thought I’d be here," Brown said.




What exactly was Rick Barnes trying to do with Connor Atchley’s inbound pass tat was intercepted with four seconds remaining?

Coach Rick Barnes said he wanted to use a long pass and then a timeout so that Missouri could not foul the Longhorns, sending them to the free-throw line for two shots while trailing by three. Three Longhorns lined up as potential targets for Atchley’s pass, but two broke to the same spot, bringing their defenders with them.

Barnes had hoped that after a timeout, the Longhorns would pass the ball inbounds for a three-point attempt.

"Then they couldn’t foul while we were shooting a three," Barnes said.

The Women's basketball team beat Oklahoma State 91-74.



Chris Whaley highlights courtesy of

Chris Whaley, who made a commitment to the Horns as a junior, could be the answer to our ground game next season.

For those who wonder how in the name of Earl Campbell and Ricky Williams a Longhorns quarterback could be the football team's leading rusher, help is on the way.

It will show up this summer in the form of a 6-foot-3, 239-pound bruiser whose high school head coach describes as "similar" to but not as fast as Adrian Peterson and whom others compare to the upright, physical Eric Dickerson. O-kay.

Barking Carnival breaks down this year's class by position.

Scouts put out a report card on Big 12 recruiting. Texas received an A.

Texas did not have a flashy signing day, but it was a good one. The Longhorns just continue to reload, and did a great job filling their needs at offensive line and running back. They got after it early with this class and, as usual, stayed at home and signed just a handful of prospects from outside the state. No. 1 center Mason Walters (Wolfforth, Texas/Frenship) and No. 2 offensive tackle Paden Kelley (Austin, Texas/Lake Travis) headline a talented group of offensive-line prospects. Overall, this class has nine top-10 positional prospects, including major offensive firepower with ESPN's No. 2 quarterback Garrett Gilbert (Austin, Texas/Lake Travis), well-rounded tight end Barrett Matthews (Houston/North Shore) and 6-foot-3 running back Chris Whaley (Madisonville, Texas). Of all the prospects in this group, Gilbert has the talent to be a special player in Austin and help the Longhorns continue being an annual national title contender. Adding talented youth on the defensive perimeter was important, and Texas has a great one in top-10 corner Marcus Davis (League City, Texas/Clear Creek).

There is no better way to stick it to Texas Tech than charge their fans $95 a ticket for next year's game in Austin.





Anything can happen in Big 12 basketball and they usually do.

"It’s a roller coaster. You are on top and on the bottom in the same week. You are only as good as your last game," Baylor University coach Scott Drew said.

Kansas State's wins have inspired some lofty talk.

Kansas State became the talk of the conference by knocking off Missouri and Texas last week, but the NCAA Tournament remains a long shot because the Wildcats dug themselves a huge hole with an underwhelming non-conference record.

K-State left itself no choice but to impress during Big 12 play. It might need to win out and reach 12-4 to be an at-large lock.

CBSSports' Clark Kellogg believes Oklahoma is a Final-Four caliber team.

Blake Griffin gives Oklahoma a highly skilled post presence and very well could be the national player of the year. He's effective either facing the basket or with his back to it. His handle allows him to lead the fast break at times, and he's a fierce and unflappable competitor



Missouri's 2009 class is sold, but not at the level of Oklahoma or Texas.

The good news for Mizzou football: Coach Gary Pinkel is recruiting solid classes year after year after year, something that hadn’t been done in Columbia since the 1970s.

By securing 5-star defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson today, Pinkel landed the best player in St. Louis and capped another strong effort. Richardson ranked fourth on the 100, which is rarified air for an MU recruit.

The bad news for the Tigers: Texas and Oklahoma still operate on a much higher plane, gobbling up blue-chip recruits in bulk.

Dallas Morning News looks at the 2009 recruits for Texas Texas A&M and Baylor.

Baylor’s class ranked No. 43 nationally and seventh among the Big 12. The Bears concentrated on their offensive line.

Mike Gundy's on-field success set the tone for his 2009 recruiting class.

ESPN's Tim Griffin put out his own breakdown of the Big 12 team's new players.

The Oklahoma State-Colorado game has been moved from November 21 to November 19, a Thursday night game.


The Sooners

Here's a quick run down of the in-state Oklahoma players that signed with OU.

Jaydan Bird, a linebacker from Kansas, owes his drive and ambition to his mother.

The first big hurdle came when he lost his father in a car crash in 1992. Jaydan and his older brother Jordan were in the car with their father at the time. Jaydan suffered a broken collarbone and Jordan was left paralyzed from the waste down.

His mother Kristy not only had to pick up the pieces of her own life, but she had to be strong for her two sons. And what a job she did.

Despite growing up in Oklahoma, Gabe Lynn wasn't always fond of the Sooners.

"OU is a good fit for me now at this stage of my football career," said the 6-foot, 185-pound Lynn. "But I didn’t grow up wanting to be a Sooner. Before now I have never been a big OU fan. I liked Texas and Miami."

Nevertheless, the Jenks All-American defensive back had a change of heart over the past year.

Ronnell Lewis, another recruit that has learned the OU hand sign.




The Dre’ Kirkpatrick story would make a great piece of prose for Thayer Evans. Well, guess what story ran in The New York Times yesterday?