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Daily Round Up: Thursday, Nov. 1

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Simplicity is the key to brilliance.~ Bruce Lee...Unless you are the 2012 Texas Longhorns.

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But while there might be hope that Texas could do that -- the Longhorns are four points away from being 7-1 -- there is little evidence to convince that they can -- the Longhorns are three plays away from being 3-5. [ESPN]

Johnathan Gray will start this Saturday. [Ft. Worth Star-Telegram]

Everyone wants in on the Mack Brown discussion. [Athlon Sports]

Did you know...There is actually a trophy that is passed between the UT and Tech chancellors each year? [Wikipedia]

More on the Myck Kabongo affair. [SI]

Around the Big 12

Red Raider outside linebacker Terrance Bullitt plays with pain. [Lubbock Avalanche-Journal]

In news no one cares about...Michael Crabtree will be at the game on Saturday. [Lubbock Avalanche-Journal]

The Horned Frogs just aren't used to this. [ESPN Big 12 Blog]

"I don’t remember the last time we lost two games in a row, but it’s the reality of this situation. Every game is going to be tough. A lot of our guys turned the TV on and saw Kansas State win another big game," Holgorsen said. "Unfortunately, it was against Texas Tech, that was our other loss prior to Kansas State (laughs)."

An ode to ISU linebacker Jake Knott. [Des Moines Register]

Open Range

Will there be another BCS crisis this season? [SI]

Be sure to thank Charlie Weis for those Notre dame wins. [Lawrence Journal-World]

Before you buy food at a sporting event, read this. [ESPN]

To kneel or not to kneel, that is the question. [Harvard Sports Analysis]

And finally...

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Darrell Royal and his family. [AP]