37 days (give or take a few hours).
ESPN's David Ubben interviews Garrett Gilbert at Media Days.
The Longhorns are in good hands.
``It was obvious in the second half that he relaxed and got much better and made some plays. I really felt we would win the game with 3:57 left,'' Brown said. ``After the game, I walked up to him and said, `I'm sorry we put you in a real tough spot.' His answer was the proper answer. He said, `Coach, that's not a problem. The problem was I turned the ball over or we would have won the national championship.'''
Gilbert had four interceptions and a fumble, and said he learned from the experience.
``The biggest thing I can learn from it is how close you can get,'' he said. ``Had we protected the ball better, you don't really expect to win with four interceptions, but being that close, I kow we can be successful...You can learn from it.''
The Horns are ready to run again.
With so many things pointing them in the same direction, Texas coaches have made the easy decision to spruce up their running game this season.
Brown half-jokingly said Wednesday at Big 12 media day that there was no incentive to run when McCoy was completing seven of every 10 throws.
Bob Stoops got a little feisty.
Bob Stoops got a little feisty during Big 12 Media Days when I asked him about his “Texas problem.”
That got Stoops all fired up. In a way, he didn’t mind the question, because it gave him a chance to make his championship speech. Which is entirely correct. The Sooners have won three of the last four Big 12 titles.
“My point isn’t just to beat Texas. Our goal is to win the Big 12 championship. And we’ve been to four national championship games, too. What we’re doing, I don’t know if it’s a problem or not. That’s pretty good if it is.”
Here we go again...
Bob Stoops hasn’t been afraid to temper his enthusiasm about his offensive line in years past. So it was significant Wednesday when Stoops expressed quite a bit of optimism about his blocking wall.
“The way they worked through the winter and through all our conditioning and lifting and strength training, and then the way they competed in the spring,” Stoops said of what has him excited.
Bob learned a lot last season.
Asked if he hopes he used up all of his bad luck last year, he replied:
"I sure hope so. I didn't go to Vegas last year after the season, I know that. You know, even as an assistant, a player on some teams, it's never happened with the number of players it did and so many seniors ever that I've been around. So it was tough to deal with. But, you know, don't cry over spilt milk. We didn't whine about it when it happened. It happened. You move on. You play with what you got."
Barking Carnival's take on Bob Stoops at Media Days.
Played last year without Donald Stephenson, who coming into the year was a guy that we felt was similar to Trent Williams in ability, and he’s in the picture now.
Ah, it is football season. That’s the fresh minty scent of authentic Stoops bullshit hyperbole wafting through the air.
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Day Three wrap up from Pat Forde and David Ubben.
Is the conference due for a name change?
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