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Bevo's Daily Roundup - June 7, 2010


Horns_bullet_mediumThe Horns won the NCAA baseball regional tourney. On to the Horned Frogs.

There was little doubt.

If you thought Texas' struggles would continue, you were wrong.

If you thought the Longhorn pitchers were tired, you were misinformed.

If you thought the offense didn't have any home runs left, you had to eat your words.

Texas finished off its dominant weekend with little trouble Sunday, as the Longhorns got a great pitching performance by Taylor Jungmann and a clutch hitting performance from Russell Moldenhauer in a 4-1 victory over Rice, winning the Austin Regional at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.


Horns_bullet_medium Thanks for the nice words.

"They’re probably going to go on and win the national championship, too," said Rice’s Diego Seastrunk.


Horns_bullet_medium  You know the decision hasn't been made because they haven't forced staff members to sit through hours of long, boring meetings.

"We talked to the staff briefly one day," Brown said. "The Big 12 would stay intact for at least two more years if something does change, so we're going to be Big 12 for a long time regardless of what happens. Our plans are to be in the Big 12."

Brown said there had been no athletic department meetings, which is "why I know things aren't serious enough yet."


Horns_bullet_mediumBarking Carnival went and bought that preseason magazine. You know, the one that has the Land Thieves No. 1 and the Horns No. 11. 

Remember the consternation a couple of weeks ago from Phil Steele ranking Texas #11?  I just bought the magazine, and see where his ranking comes from. He has a logic behind it, and thought that would make for interesting discussion.  Unless you would rather talk conference realignment.

Three things you have to know first- Steele tries to base his forecasts on quantifiable data, his forecast rankings take into account actual schedules (his power rankings don’t, and are based on assessed relative strength) and he is not carrying an anti-Texas or pro-OU bias.  He writes that UT has the Big 12’s best staff, and the nation’s best defense. He has the Sooners next on both counts. On his straight power rankings, he has OU #1, and Texas #8. He has Texas #11 in predicted rankings because he figures we lose to OU and at NU.


Horns_bullet_mediumSomeone please help Kansas.

Calling all politicians.

Pat Roberts, Sam Brownback, Kathleen Sebelius, Mark Parkinson ... anyone with any connections whatsoever. Be it a regent, congressman, mayor, board chairman, entertainer or evangelist.

The time is now to get involved on behalf of Kansas and Kansas State.

Find a phone number or address for Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman and rehearse a persuasive plea.


Horns_bullet_mediumThe Rivalry Esq. doesn't think Texas will fit in with the Big Ten.

Let's face it: fall foliage just doesn't mix with tumbleweed.

Not only is Texas socially and geographically more similar to Arizona and California than Ohio and Pennsylvania, it looks like they'd be able to take their rivals with them to the Pac 10.  There's been no mention of accommodating Oklahoma or any of the Texas schools in our invite.

Finally, I just don't want to deal with the "Tech problem."  The prospect of having to take Texas A&M, and Texas Tech to saddle the Longhorns is like getting the hottest girl in school to go with you to the prom and having her mom and dad tag along as chaperons for the entire night.  Your chances of seeing her naked are zilch, just like our chances of maintaining a historic and cohesive brand with the Red Raiders in the fold.


Horns_bullet_medium  Roll Bama Roll has some thoughts on the Texas problem. And from the comments, most of them don't like Texans very much.


Horns_bullet_mediumThe revolution would come out of Berkeley.

  California chancellor Robert Birgeneau has said Pac-10 expansion will happen eventually, and he would be "surprised if something did not happen that revolutionized college athletics."

If you're a child of the '60s, you have to love it that it's the leader on the Cal-Berkeley campus who is talking about revolution. But the 21st century radical is one who foresees revolt in the form of superconferences with 16 teams.


Horns_bullet_mediumThat's too bad. Mike Stoops doesn't mind if the PAC-10 expands, he just doesn't want to play OU or Texas.

"As long as I don't have to play Oklahoma and Texas every year, I'll be all right," the Arizona football coach said.

LOL. Most every Pac-16 scenario has the Arizona schools shifting into a division with the exiting Big Six. Which means annual dates for the UofA with the Sooners and Longhorns.


Horns_bullet_medium The Lost Lettermen has college football's worst blown calls. The 1984 Texas-OU game made the list.