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Bevo's Daily Roundup - April 30, 2009



Great Youtube video on the UT-OU rivalry.

WFAA in Dallas has an interactive site on the top games, players and coaches of the Red River showdown.

You have underestimated our resolve. Mack Brown is not changing the way things are done down here just because the season didn't end the way we wanted.

The fact that the Sooners have won three consecutive Big 12 crowns — no other team has won it twice in a row — doesn't exactly cast doubt in Austin.

"Our goals are to win the opening game, win the Big 12 South, win the conference championship and win a bowl game every year, and hopefully that would be the national championship," Brown said last week during a media teleconference with Big 12 head coaches. "So our goals really haven't changed since we've been here."

Well deserved. Quan Cosby signed on as a free agent with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Quan Cosby may not have been one of the four Longhorns chosen in the NFL Draft this weekend, but he won’t be unemployed.

The 26-year-old receiver signed a free agent deal with the Cincinnati Bengals, joining former Longhorn Cedric Benson.

The Bengals were one of seven teams to give Cosby an offer after the draft. Cosby was not chosen in the draft out of concern for his small height — 5 feet 9 inches — hid age and his lack of game-changing speed.




Stephen McGee is out to prove everyone wrong.

Any time Stephen McGee lacks for motivation, he opens his cell phone to read some of the messages he’s typed to himself. They are a sampling of condescending comments people said or wrote about him during the draft process.

Messages such as "Do you really think you are going to be drafted?" or "What are you going to do for work now?"

"Just little quotes — I don’t think they meant to be mean but they remind me I have something to prove," the former Texas A&M quarterback said. "I would look at them and remind myself of what I do have to prove."

Mike Sherman is not amused. Mike Leach's comments about Stephen McGee were not well received in College Station.

"I don't understand Coach Leach's comments about Stephen McGee," Sherman replied on Monday. "He was named our starter until he got injured. ... Coach Leach is in no position to comment about my relationship with Stephen McGee."

"I don't know where that comment came from or who it was directed at," McGee added. "But I am shocked because my time at A&M was very special to me. Obviously, I got injured, and many people think that Coach Sherman benched me. That's just not true."

Is Mike Leach hurting his player's chances in the NFL with his attitude and comments about the league? News OK's Bartry Tramel seems to think so.

Now Leach has taken on the Browns — and some would say the Cowboys. These are organizations that in the future will have the opportunity to deal with Texas Tech players.

I’m not suggesting any credible franchise will discriminate against Red Raiders. But the latter rounds of the draft are not scientific; teams take fliers on players. A team has a choice between a player from Tech and a player from, say, Iowa State. What’s the incentive to pick the Red Raider, who has spent four years listening to his coach trash the NFL and its decision-makers?

Is it fair? No. But it’s life. Mike Leach is hurting his own cause.


Please get to No. 1 soon. ESPN's Tim Griffin is still counting down the top Big 12 players.

Which school in Texas had the highest number of draft picks? TCU.




The Wall Street Journal asks if Obama is the 'Sports' President?

Before taking office, he pushed for a college football playoff to declare a national champion instead of the patchwork system of bowl games. In his first three-plus months in office, he has spoken out on behalf of Chicago's bid for the 2016 Olympics, lobbied for the U.S. to host soccer's World Cup in 2018 or 2022, and even delivered a national tongue-lashing to Alex Rodriguez after the Yankees slugger acknowledged using a performance-enhancing drug during parts of three seasons.

"It's so much a part of what he does, it's almost as if this is becoming a post-sports presidency," said John Sayle Watterson, author of "The Games Presidents Play: Sports and the Presidency."