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Bevo's Daily Roundup - August 6, 2010

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28 days (give or take a few hours) to the Rice Game
3 days (give or take a few hours) to start of fall practice

Nick Saban on preparing for Texas.

Horns_bullet_mediumBarking Carnival thinks that the Greg Davis offense is outdated.

The man develops quarterbacks and he instills his passing system very effectively in practice. Unfortunately, the predominance of the spread means that the best defenses are routinely drilled to stop these passing concepts and will ravage them if they can abandon the box.


Horns_bullet_medium One of the great white hopes. Mason Walters.

Why he's important: That early injury was disappointing because the 6-foot-6-inch, 300-pounder from Wolfforth Frenship looked like he'd get playing time as a freshman. Now the question is how well his foot has healed and whether he can contribute. If he can play, he could have a big impact on Texas' running game.

Best-case scenario: Walters is back at full strength and pushes senior Britt Mitchell for a starting spot at right tackle.


Horns_bullet_mediumIt is time for camp. There are lots of questions about Baylor this year.

Don’t forget about: Defensive tackle Phil Taylor. Taylor has dropped some weight and Briles is hopeful Taylor, a transfer from Penn State, can fulfill more of the potential that made him the 2009 Preseason Newcomer of the Year. Taylor made 13 tackles in Baylor's first three games, but just 12 for the remainder of the season.

All eyes on: Griffin. The big question for the Bears is how Griffin will respond after missing the final nine games of 2009 with a torn ACL. The answer will decide the legitimacy of the Bears' hopes for the their first bowl game since 1994.


Horns_bullet_medium Same old story for Dan Hawkins. The Buffs face familiar issues this season.


Horns_bullet_medium  Nebraska is set up for a title run.

Schools with schedules built for a national title run.

The Cornhuskers' last year in the Big 12 opens at home against Western Kentucky and Idaho, followed by a definite tester at Washington and then back home for South Dakota State. Nebraska gets Texas in Lincoln and misses Oklahoma on the regular-season schedule.


Horns_bullet_medium  Bob Stoops is not a PR genius.

Check out the 33:40 mark of this podcast from the Scott Van Pelt show. Van Pelt’s sidekick sets up his question by intimating that the Texas vs. Nebraska game is the big game in the Big 12 this year and if you listen closely enough, you can actually hear Bob Stoops’ head explode just before he stammers out his protestation.


Horns_bullet_mediumBut I'd take Bob over Gary Danielson any day.

  "I think (Stoops) needs to look past that sometimes and say, I can't live with myself if you got your right shoulder or your left knee killed (at OU)," Danielson said. "I think at some point he should say, listen, I just don't feel right about this. Are you sure? Are you sure?"

Informed of Danielson's comments last September, Stoops returned fire: "That is ridiculous and it is insulting and it's foolish to say that."


Horns_bullet_mediumESPN's David Ubben has every Big 12-2's team most painful loss.  

Texas - 10-9 loss to Georgia in the 1984 Cotton Bowl

No. 2 Texas led No. 7 Georgia 9-3 late, and fearing a fake punt, Texas left its defense on the field. Texas DB Craig Curry tried to field the punt anyway but fumbled, giving the Bulldogs the ball on the Texas 23. That game was the same night as Nebraska's loss to Miami in the Orange Bowl, and a Texas win would have likely meant a national title.


Horns_bullet_mediumWho knew there was so much talent in Louisiana? Shreveport is a hot-bed for recruiting.

Each year, Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine compares 17 designated market areas in terms of total signees and signees per capita. In the past five years, the Shreveport DMA — which includes nine parishes in Louisiana, nine Texas counties, seven Arkansas counties and one Oklahoma county — has never finished lower than sixth in the magazine's reports.


Horns_bullet_mediumLove these guys. The Houston Chronicle has a profile piece on the Rodgers brothers.


Horns_bullet_mediumFor the football geek in all of us. Fundamentals for defensive backs. And even better...Football Scouting Methods by Steve Belichick is back in print.


Horns_bullet_mediumJohn Daly and the SEC. I'm not even going to comment on this. Just read.


Horns_bullet_mediumThis is just an announcement, not a political statement. President Obama is coming to UT.



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