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Daily Round Up: Remember the Alamo

The Alamo did not end well for Texas.

Remember the Alamo! Or not. [AAS]

That's why when Brown says: "We have so much motivation," he has to be taken at his word. This program cannot suffer through an offseason after a season in which there was no tangible improvement. Much less more coaching changes if the defense significantly adds to its ignominious stature as the worst in program history by allowing more yards to be piled against it.

The program is in too fragile a state right now. One blow in the wrong direction would send it teetering over the edge to a fracture mess. And all of DeLoss Dodds' men would not be able to put it back together again. At least not before 2013. [ESPN]

There is a new playcaller, but will we have any new plays? [Oregon Live]

It is Major Applewhite's time. [AAS]

Alamo Bowl matchups: Special teams. [AAS]

Here is all you need to know about Oregon State's defense. [Barking Carnival]

This could be a recruiting opportunity for the Beavers. [Building The Dam]

The scariest name on the list for Big 12ers? Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy. He's shown the willingness to listen to opportunities, and with the possibility of the Texas job coming open this time next year, look for him and Gary Patterson to be a the top of the theoretical Longhorns wish list.[ESPN Big 12 Blog]

And another one reads Ubben, has writer's block and decides use this dim-witted idea for his post. [Fansided]


Around the Big 12

The Big 12's most popular basketball coach talks bout his new look front court.

Know any UT grads that moonlight as hackers? The Land Thieves are using technology effectively to beat us every year. [NewsOK]

Ode to the Big 12 QBs. [NewsOK]

Open Range

Way too soon 2013 college football predictions. [SI]

Lane Kiffin is the gift that keeps on giving. Another great story about USC's coach. [CBS Sports]

Roger Clemens is a candidate for the Hall of Fame. [CBS Sports]

Texas Monthly follows the best twelve-year-old football team in the state. [Texas Monthly]

What is the strangest mascot in college sports? [ESPN]

Weekend viewing guide:

Friday, December 28th
Independence Bowl : Louisiana Monroe vs. Ohio 1:00 p.m. ESPN (HD) / espn3
Russell Athletic Bowl : Rutgers vs. Virginia Tech 4:30 p.m. ESPN (HD) / espn3
Car Care Bowl : Minnesota vs. Texas Tech 8:00 p.m. ESPN (HD)
Saturday, December 29th
Armed Forces Bowl : Air Force vs. Rice 10:45 a.m. ESPN (HD) / espn3
Pinstripe Bowl : Syracuse vs. West Virginia 2:15 p.m. ESPN (HD)
Fight Hunger Bowl : Arizona State vs. Navy 3:00 p.m. ESPN2 (HD)
Alamo Bowl : Oregon State vs. Texas 5:45 p.m. ESPN (HD)
Insight Bowl : Michigan State vs. TCU 9:15 p.m. ESPN (HD)

Schedule from LSU Football.

And finally...

Just what every KSU fan wants. [Twitpic]