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#15 feels just about right. [AAS]
Texas' No. 15 ranking in the first Associated Press poll was right on the money. The Longhorns are 10 spots away from serious national title contention and 11 spots away from being out of the poll altogether. Sounds about right.
I wonder whether some voters were still apprehensive about the quarterback situation and decided not to vote the Horns higher, given that this team has the potential to field a top-five rushing offense and a top-five defense in the same season.
Manny Diaz has a Twitter account. [Barking Carnival]
Is this a case of keeping it simple for the simple-minded? [NewsOK]
If complication was the problem, isn't that an indictment of Bob Stoops, too, since he should have recognized it and ordered Brent Venables to change?
"As much as anything, it's trying to make it simpler for our guys to have fewer mental mistakes," Bob Stoops said. "If we do that, it'll help us."
Tech’s third-leading tackler last season has been dismissed from the team. [NewsOK]
Two Big 12 coaches made Lost Lettermen's Worst Dressed List. [Lost Lettermen]
Alabama will not be pleased about this. [News On 6]
CollegeFootballNews.com released a study on Sunday breaking down the top programs in the country all-time using the final Associated Press poll as its criterion.
Since the inception of the poll in 1936, no team has fared better than the Oklahoma Sooners.
Oklahoma received a total score of 946.5 with No. 2 Michigan coming in a distant second with 919. Ohio State was third with 908, Alabama was No. 4 with 874 and Notre Dame wrapped up the top five with 872.5.
More on the PAC 12 Network.
SB Nation's Spencer Hall attended the opening. [SB Nation]
There may be another football coach named Charile Weis. [The Wichita Eagle]
A former Sooner knows just how Justin Brown feels. [NewsOK]
It was 1989, and Oklahoma football was falling apart.
A shooting, then a rape in the athletic dorms, a robbery, drug dealing. All in six months. Some were charged. Others quit football. And in the wake of all the turmoil, a few, like defensive lineman Tyrone Rodgers, transferred.
This is how SEC fans spend their extra cash. [Lost Lettermen]
Arkansas Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt has joined CBS as an analyst. [USA Today]
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