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Without any senior leadership to rely on at linebacker, the Longhorns are counting on junior Jordan Hicks to live up to the lofty expectations he brought with him as a top linebacker out of high school.
"He can be a real leader," Texas coach Mack Brown said.
Everyone in the program thinks so. So much so that they are disregarding his status as a junior and are looking at him in the same light as Acho and Robinson from 2011.
OSU hired a hypnotist. [NewsOK]
Oklahoma middle linebacker Tom Wort has been injured so many times, sometimes people just assume he's hurt. Two weeks ago, his position coach suggested to reporters that Wort was less than 100 percent healthy, dealing with back, ankle and shoulder injuries.
The season opener will set the tone for the Jayhawks. [Kansas City Star]
Who will be the season surprise player for West Virginia? [Daily Athenaeum]
TCU hit the big time long before they joined the Big 12. [USA Today]
The Frogs are very excited about the money. [Frogs O War]
Can we do this in DKR? [Go Frogs]
We are very excited to be debuting a cool feature this fall at home football games courtesy of our TCU Mobile app and the new Amon G. Carter Stadium wireless contract with AT&T. You can now order and pay for food and beverages directly from your smartphone. Just use the new TCU Mobile app embedded with Bypass Lane. Don't wait in lines anymore. You can now order from your seat!
Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. Oklahoma has a compliance department. [NewsOK]
Here's some advice for those out of town games. [Grantland]
Feel free to wear neutral colors.
Downside: The non-orange button-down I wore in Columbus is a deep source of shame and will never hang in my sports clothing hall of fame.
Upside: I am currently alive.
Houston wants in the big bowl action. [Sports Business Digest]
The City of Houston has officially placed a bid for the new Champions Bowl, according to an official announcement on Tuesday. The game would feature the champions of the Southeastern Conference and the Big 12, assuming neither is involved in college football’s new playoff system, and would start play in January 2015.
Remember the kid in Oklahoma that wore the Michigan shirt to school? [USA Today]
Fox Sports has a free college football preview for your iPad. [iTunes]
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