Has anyone seen James Kirkendoll lately?
Where did James Kirkendoll go?
That's the question fans have asked this offseason as the Longhorns receiver prepares for his final season.
Oh, sure, he started 13 games last year. He had 48 receptions for 461 yards and six touchdowns, the second most on the team.
He was there.
The Statesman scouts the QB position.
Which true freshman backup has the edge?
Randy Riggs: Wood wins the eyeball test — he's bigger than McCoy and has a stronger arm — but if Gilbert goes down, it won't really matter. The Longhorns would be in a world of hurt.
Alan Trubow: I'll give the nod to Wood. It's not just that he's bigger and has a better arm; he's just seemed to make more throws during the times I've seen the backups.
The reasons for the spread punt formation: A&M stations three players in front of the punter, which works somewhat as a shield. Sherman said eight of the teams in the Big 12 use a variation of the formation.
Sherman's reasons for using the formation are:
* It takes pressure off the long snapper, who doesn't have to be a blocker and can concentrate on getting the ball back to the punter.
* It allows for a less-than-perfect snap to get the punt off.
* It also allows A&M to get players down field.
Posting photos of yourself like this is not a way to get dates.
Land Thieves. Defensive coordinator Brent Venables talks about how his defense is shaping up for the season. LB Austin Box is expected to miss three to six weeks with a disc issue. The receiver position is wide open. Jamarkus McFarland is in a close battle for the defensive tackle position. DeMarco is still waiting for that breakout year.
Red Raiders. Tommy Tuberville evaluates the QBs.
Okie Lite. Fox Sports Southwest has an interviews Mike Gundy. Defensive tackle Chris Donaldson wants to cause havoc in offensive backfields. Offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen eliminated the TE position so Cooper Bassett is switching to DE.
Nebraska. Bo Pelini is happy...for once. Nothing is confirmed but it has been reported that a Cornhusker was hurt in practice. Safety P.J. Smith had a lot of "ah, shoot" plays last season. The Denver POst thinks Nebraska's D is scary.
The Big 12-2 can play defense. At least our secondaries can.
Mike Leach has a new job.
Leach, who also has a law degree from Pepperdine University, one of the nation's top law schools, has signed on to call games as an analyst for CBS College Sports.
The fledgling 7-year-old network only broadcasts Conference USA, Mountain West and service academy games, but if you have the somewhat elusive station on your cable package, you're going to want to set your DVRs for his games this fall. Tough luck if you don't have it, but like another CBS legend -- Gus Johnson -- his greatest hits will probably make their way onto YouTube eventually.
BYU as an independent?
Several media outlets are reporting this morning that people with knowledge of the situation say that BYU is close to leaving the Mountain West Conference to become an independent in football, like Notre Dame.
This did not end well. A reporter wore a Florida hat to an Arkansas press conference.
Petrino answered Gork's question, then said, "And that will be the last question I answer with that hat on."
This is one big guy.
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