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Bevo's Roundup - December 16, 2010



Teryl Austin's first press conference at Florida.

Inside Texas has some info on your maybe/it's a huge possibiity/who-the-h&*%-really knows- future defensive coordinator.

Who has had the worst year? That would be Texas, of course.

Mack Brown can handle it.

The powers-that-be will be meeting on Friday.

As things stand, the UT System Board of Regents has scheduled a special meeting Friday, via teleconference. One of three agenda items involves football coaching hires. The topic: "Discussion and appropriate action regarding individual personnel matters related to appointment, employment, evaluation, compensation, assignment, and duties of assistant football coaches, including offensive coordinator and defensive coordinator."

Thanks for the reminder.

NewsOK discusses our coaching carousel.

"Mack (Brown) was great, Mack was happy for Will Muschamp, and that’s just the way Mack Brown is." - Will Muschamp

Malcolm Brown may turn out to be one of my favorite Longhorns.

You committed to Texas in August. How was it watching the Longhorns go 5-7?

It's not really my job to critique their season. I don't know what happened with all the coaching changes, but coach (Mack) Brown, Major Applewhite and Coach (Akina) were the ones I was close with. We can turn it around.

What if Major Applewhite were to leave?

I'm committed to the University of Texas. Not the University of Applewhite.



Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen is moving to West Virginia to be the HCIW. Is this a good thing?

Holgorsen can use a bit of seasoning on the job; he's only 39 and his lone coaching stints west of the Mississippi River came at his first stops at Valdosta State and Wingate. He needs time to learn the unique culture of West Virginia, and he hasn't been known as an ace recruiter during his career.

Still, I think Luck would have been better off just biting the bullet and forcing Stewart out now if he knew he wanted to go another direction. Let Holgorsen bring in his own staff, learn on the job as he needs to and get on with moving forward. How weird will it be, for example, if West Virginia goes 12-0 next year and still pushes Stewart aside? Or what if staff chemistry problems lead to a disappointing 2011, putting Holgorsen in a hole before he ever moves into the big office?

But it worked out so well for Texas...The Mountaineers didn't really learn much, did they?

We need to talk about this head-coach-in-waiting phenomenon.

You know how this works — a program hires or promotes someone to work as an assistant now and to take over the top spot in the future.

Or at least that's how it's supposed to work.

Over the weekend, Will Muschamp went from head coach in waiting at Texas to head coach at Florida. Now, Dana Holgorsen is leaving Oklahoma State to be the head coach in waiting at West Virginia, but it sounds like the current head coach there isn't too keen on the idea. That should make for a healthy work environment.

Aggie defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter phone hasn't been ringing.

Someone wants Mike Leach in Stillwater.

Mike Gundy might soon need an offensive coordinator.

Someone who knows the Dana Holgorsen offense. Someone who can keep Brandon Weeden and Justin Blackmon excited enough to not test NFL draft waters. Someone with the offensive acumen to make 2011 the special Oklahoma State season it has every chance of being.

Mike Leach needs a job.

Bill Snyder does not like New York City traffic.

"You never know how long it's going to take you to get from one place to the other, if you can even get there," Snyder said.

And in the do we really care? category...Nebraska has published their 2011 schedule.



The Land Thieves don't like to leave home.

Oklahoma's men's basketball team is 5-0 at Lloyd Noble Center, 0-5 away from Norman.

Need something to do on Saturday? How about a half-price ticket to an A&M or Baylor basketball game?



It is time to go bowling.

ESPN has lots of useless information about the bowl season.

His ego is as big as his checkbook. Mark Cuban plans to use his money to create a playoff alternative to the BCS.

Cuban, the outspoken owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, told on Wednesday that he is "actively interested but in the exploratory stage" of creating and funding a playoff system to crown a champion for major college football.

"The more I think about it, the more sense it makes as opposed to buying a baseball team," said Cuban, who tried to buy the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers within the last few years. "You can do something the whole country wants done."

Only the Big 10 + 2 would do something this dumb.

And what about the division names? "Legends" and "Leaders" is a great idea if you’re breaking into groups during team building exercises at an executives retreat. You know, the kind where it’s really just a bunch of rich executives who need an excuse to wear Hawaiian shirts tucked into jeans while they drink appletinis.

In fact, that’s really the only explanation for how Jim Delany came up with those names in the first place because no person with common sense would think that Legends and Leaders was a good idea for naming divisions. "Right" and "left" would’ve been a better option. Or "Up" and "Down. Even the "X" and "O" names that were just there until real names were chosen are better division names than the pompous Legends and Leaders.

What does it feel to like to have a concussion?


"I’d get hit and then have a sense of blurred vision, confusion, the feeling like I’m lost – all followed with nausea," he said. "I’d puke."

The last concussion was the worst. "It was the first time I lost consciousness a little bit. I got hit at the side on my jaw. My body went numb. I don’t remember any of it," he said, "or a lot of what happened after the game.

"The next day I had trouble controlling my emotions. One minute I’d be really angry and upset, and then I’d be crying."

The NCAA is still mulling over that whole relatives asking for money issue.

Absolutely no hypocrisy here. None whatsoever.

These aren't exactly sexy hires, but they are just what the schools need.

Sexy hires make for great headlines in December and January, but they don't always pay dividends in September. The sexiest hire in recent memory was Rich Rodriguez, who left West Virginia for Michigan. We know how well that worked out. Notre Dame's hire of Brian Kelly from Cincinnati was pretty sexy, but the jury is still out after a 7-5 first season. Lane Kiffin was a sexy hire at Tennessee. He seemed a lot less sexy when he bolted for USC a year later.