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Bevo's Daily Roundup 3.19.09




Dexter Pittman could be the Horns game changer tonight.

The ball went to Pittman early and often in the Big 12 tournament.

"He deserves what he is getting," Abrams said of his teammate and buddy. "Not too many people can stop him. We will keep giving him the ball and play through him because he is a dominant force."

Getting content from Deadspin... it is definitely the off-season. Deadspin has a preview of our game against the Minnesota Gophers.





Jerry Larson, AP Photo.

Baylor QB Robert Griffin has a tough life. ESPN's Bruce Feldman has a Q&A with Robert Griffin.

Q: At some point, you'll have to choose track or football. How is that decision-making process shaping up now?

Griffin: The next Olympics are in 2012, the same year I might get drafted. I always told everybody if I'm still running at that time, I'll go [to the Olympics].

I just barely missed it in '08, and I'll definitely make it in 2012. I still don't know when the decision's gonna come. It might be in the next few months or it might be in the next few years. Coach Briles will let me run as long as I want as long it's not a problem, because football pays the bills, and who do you have to cater to? And even when I'm in track, I was still doing football stuff. I threw the ball. I lifted the weights, spent time with the guys. It's just gonna come down to myself, my parents and God.

If you really want to see A&M play Arkansas, it isn't going to be cheap. Tickets have already gone on sale and prices range from $85 to $300.

Tommy Tuberville is ready to coach again. Want to guess what school was mentioned in the article?

What about Texas A&M, which had a disappointing 4-8 showing in its first season under Mike Sherman. What if the Aggies struggle again? Would A&M consider making a move after just two seasons to court Tuberville, who was the Aggies' defensive coordinator in 1994? By the way, A&M went 10-0-1 and ranked fifth in the nation in total defense that season.

"I don't wish anybody bad will," Tuberville said. "Something is going to happen somewhere. There are some places I'd coach and some I wouldn't. I want to go somewhere where they are committed. You've got to get everybody on the same page. If you can't get everybody on the same page, it's not going to work."

According to Double T Nation, Mike Leach is a giver.

The man just gives and gives.

In light of quarterback Graham Harrell's recent criticisms of his supposed inability to take a snap under center, Captain Mike Leach has offered a clinic to NFL coaches who cannot seem to teach this vital NFL skill. 

ESPN's Tim Griffin has more the Spring quarterback battles.

  • Oklahoma: Hard to complain with defending Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford still in charge.
  • Texas: Colt McCoy is still one of the top three returning quarterbacks in the nation, but John Chiles' position change makes the Longhorns' depth a little weak until Garrett Gilbert arrives this summer.

Anything would help at this point. Texas A&M's new indoor track facility could benefit the football program.

Football already has the sterling Bright Building in place, and Gilliam Stadium is a massive step in the right direction in catching the attention of high schoolers who excel in both football and track. Byrne, too, has big plans for the outdoor track in the coming years, especially if the economy cooperates.



And finally...

I bet you didn't know... and you probably don't care. Thayer Evans played basketball for Oklahoma Wesleyan University, an NAIA school in Bartlesville, Okla. His alma mater just won the NAIA Division II title game.

Spike TV will air a half hour comedy about college football starting this summer.

Spike TV has given a series order to half hour comedy Blue Mountain State.
The college football comedy follows three incoming freshman at (fictional) college football powerhouse Blue Mountain State University. The series is from Brian Robbins' Varsity Productions (Varsity Blues, Smallville) and Lionsgate.