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The Daily Roundup - September 9, 2010



Horns_bullet_mediumThe Young family is not interested in the Heisman.

Vince Young's mother told FOX 26 in Houston she believes her son deserved the 2005 Heisman Trophy, but has no interest in it being awarded now if it becomes available.

"We're not interested in having no honor and no glory out of somebody else they are trying to tear down, no," Felicia Young said. "They did not give Vincent the Heisman when he was there, even though I know that my son, he was the one who should have had the Heisman, but God didn't see it that way. He gave it to Reggie Bush."


Horns_bullet_mediumNFL scouts love the Texas secondary.

Talking to an NFL scout on Saturday night and the early thought on the 2011 NFL draft is that UT has the two best state draft picks in cornerbacks Curtis Brown and Chykie Brown.
Here is the scout had to say about some of the best seniors coming out of the state this year. Most teams don't sweat juniors until they declare.

CB Curtis Brown
CB Chykie Brown
LT Kyle Hix
"They (the DBs) may not be first rounders, but if they have a good season one or both could end up going in the first round."


Horns_bullet_medium Barking Carnival has a Wyoming preview and some advice about depth charts.


Horns_bullet_medium  The Wyoming secondary may be in for a test on Saturday.

Mack Brown was impressed by this group last season.

And the Texas football coach's impression of the University of Wyoming's defensive secondary hasn't changed heading into Saturday's game in Austin, Texas.

During Monday's Big XII Conference coaches teleconference, Brown described UW's Gipson brothers at cornerback -- Marcell and Tashaun -- as pro prospects. He also likes senior free safety Chris Prosinski and sophomore strong safety Shamiel Gary.

"Their secondary is really, really good," he said. "The safeties are tough and they can hit you. The corners can cover. We were really impressed with their secondary last year."


Horns_bullet_mediumThanksgiving could be tough this year. Stoops vs. Stoops.

When he finally decided to accept the job as Florida State's defensive coordinator, Mark Stoops naturally telephoned his confidante and brother Bob, the coach at Oklahoma.

"I'm going to do this," he said.

"That's great. Congratulations."

Moments later, Bob called back.

"You realize I'm not going to talk to you for a year because we're going to play you the second game of the year," Bob joked, realizing that his youngest brother had weighed many factors before opting to leave Arizona, where he worked for another sibling, Mike, but he hadn't looked at FSU's future schedule.


Horns_bullet_mediumThe kids aren't going to take this Aggie's spot

The starting offensive left guard worked extra hard to regain a starting role after being demoted to the second team. Now, eight straight starts later, he doesn't plan on letting one of the young, talented freshmen take his spot.

"It's good to have guys pushing you and making you get better, and they're getting better at the same time. You definitely notice them -- that's the future of A&M up front. Things are just going to continue to get better and in turn make us better."

Eike knows all about the rewards of competition.


Horns_bullet_mediumBo Pelini isn't changing his game plan, people.


Horns_bullet_medium Now the Big 12-2 is a running back conference.

In recent years the Big 12 has featured some of the nation's top quarterbacks. This season the conference might be going old school. One week into the season, the Big 12 has the nation's top three rushers.

Oklahoma State's Kendall Hunter leads the nation (257 yards), followed by Kansas State's Daniel Thomas (234) and Oklahoma's DeMarco Murray (218).


Horns_bullet_mediumNow those people are brave. There is Texas Exes chapter in Oklahoma City

"I think there's a lot of solidarity in our alumni group,” said Jennifer Monies, president of the Oklahoma City chapter of the Texas Exes. "We really feel like we kind of live in enemy territory. That sounds dramatic, but ultimately we are living among people who do not like our team.”


Horns_bullet_medium  What did we learn opening week?

The Big 12 looks a little less tilted to the south. Maybe a lot less, from the looks of Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez.


Horns_bullet_mediumKansas AD Lew Perkins leaves the job on a very low note.

The easy joke is that losing to North Dakota State is so embarrassing that Lew Perkins had to retire from Kansas immediately, but after the laughs you will see a hard reality set in:

Once the crown prince of Kansas athletics, Perkins walks away in shame.

Once the KU kingmaker, Perkins’ legacy is in shambles.

Once the man who brought the Jayhawks to unprecedented heights, Perkins became the leader of their lowest lows.


And finally...

Condolences to Chykie Brown and his family.


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