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Daily Round Up: Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012

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“It’s disappointing, but it is what it is,” Vaccaro said. “All I can do is play my heart out and lead my team. This is just how it ended.” [AAS]

Mack Brown is not retiring. [SI]

Sometimes simple isn't what it is cracked up to be. [AAS]

One of the most disturbing things about the Texas defense was coordinator Manny Diaz’s comment afterward. “We’re as simple as we can be.” Says volumes for a defense that ranks 103rd against the run and 99th in total defense. Sounds like the players have tuned him out.

It wasn't even close. [Sunday Morning Quarterback]

The Longhorns did not score on offense. They did not stop on Oklahoma on defense. They did not come close. They have no solace.

The Horns are in need of some good self-help books. [New York Daily News]

Are we tired of this continuing story line every year? The answer is YES. [NewsOK]

Griffin, Wilkerson, Clayton and Strait — along with a bevy of other past and current OU standouts — are former Texas high school recruits who never received Longhorn scholarship offers, signed with Stoops' Sooners and went on to great college careers.

“I think a big thing with it, at least for me, is that Texas didn't recruit me at all,” said Eric Mensik, a Rosenburg, Texas, native who was an All-Big 12 first-team offensive lineman in 2010.

“Going to Dallas and playing Texas, you can say, ‘Oh, you didn't want me? Well let me show you what you're missing out on.' The coaches do a good job during the week of trying to get the guys ready.”

The Cotton Bowl has flaws, it also has a certain je ne sais quoi that we look forward to every October. Like the plumbing... [NewsOK]

Around the Big 12

Landry Jones is the most winning QB in Oklahoma's history. [OU Daily]

The Red Raiders have everyone on notice. [SI]

The Pokes ugly win may have exposed some of their weaknesses. [NewsOK]

You know you are having a bad day when... [Lost Lettermen]

Kansas State just keeps rolling. [Tribune-Review]

Will Bill Snyder get a chance to play for the national championship? [New York Post]

And finally...

When all else fails, blame Satan for your lousy season. [Alabama Live]