"Justin Mason has been a great program guy because he cares about his teammates.
He cares about the program, and he’s always worked," Barnes said. "I don’t think
anyone can understand how important he is based on looking at the stat sheet.
But if you know everything that goes into this program on a daily basis,
you appreciate Justin so much."
The Horns lost to Kansas State 71-62.
Former Longhorn football player Karim Meijer has gone on to bigger and better things.
He received a bachelor’s degree in finance from the Red McCombs School of Business, was accepted into medical school at UT Southwestern Medical School at Dallas and capped off his collegiate career with a National Championship as a member of the 2005 Texas football team.
"It meant the world, it was incredible," Meijer said of his collegiate experience. "I was blessed, I was at The University at just a great time."
Now a semester away from graduating from Southwestern, Meijer remains involved in the Texas community, serving as the student regent on The University of Texas System Board of Regents after being selected as the fourth student representative by governor Rick Perry in May.
The Aggies want more improvement. And the Big 12 crown.
"The first goal is to contend for, and win, the Big 12 South," quarterback Jerrod Johnson said. "I think we have all the pieces in place to be capable of doing that."
That's true offensively, especially if young linemen like incoming freshmen commitments Jake Matthews, Luke Joeckel and Cedric Ogbuehi can help fill the voids left by departing senior starters Michael Shumard, Lee Grimes and Kevin Matthews.
Tommy Tuberville beat the odds.
He survived Auburn, which has to be the spookiest coaching graveyard in the land.
No one has done it since Chet Wynne left Auburn after the 1933 season to coach Kentucky in 1934.
The list of coaches whose major college careers ended at Auburn is filled with names familiar and obscure. Jack Meagher (1942), Carl Voyles (1947), Earl Brown (1950), Shug Jordan (1975), Doug Barfield (1980), Pat Dye (1992) and Terry Bowden (1998) all have something in common.
Sooners. The 2010 team is shaping up.
Defensive end Jeremy Beal, slot receiver Ryan Broyles, linebacker Travis Lewis and running back DeMarco Murray decided to return for another season instead of entering the NFL Draft.