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Bevo's Roundup: 24 Days To Go


All the Big 12-2 Conference news that is and isn't fit to read...
And some other stuff.


There is a lot of confidence about the season. [ESPN Big 12 Blog]

Now Texas has depth across both lines -- not as much on the offense as it might like but enough -- three running backs who would start on just about any team in the Big 12, solid wide receivers, three scholarship kickers and another five on the roster, playmakers out of the backfield and a defense saltier than the Dead Sea.

"We’ve got a lot of weapons," Vaccaro.

Mack Brown isn't worried about the QB situation at all. [AAS]

"I'm not panicked over when it's done," Brown said at his reporting day news conference. "I think the worst thing you can do is make (a decision) too early and make the wrong decision."

The problem with offering scholarships to sophomores? [AAS]

Besides, when I was 16, I changed my mind five times before noon each day.

Coach Brown is really taking to all that new social media stuff. [ESPN Big 12 Blog]

Midway through his press conference to open Texas' fall camp on Sunday, Mack Brown was handed his iPhone.

On it, Texas’ assistant athletic director for media relations had typed out a message for Brown to post on his @UT_MackBrown Twitter page:

"Congrats 2 Sanya Richards on her Gold medal. She's worked so hard & were so proud of her. Enjoy it, hug Aaron & good luck in the 200 & relay."

Brown smiled and hit send.


The infamous Trey Metoyer.

Bob needs some redemption. [NewsOK]

The Sooners D-Line is going to be better than people think, according to Bob Stoops. [ESPN]

The Frogs are excited about Randy Shannon. [San Antonio Express-News]

Is Joe Madsen's hair an omen for the Mountaineer's season? [Satudray Gazette-Mail]

Tech's defense has a new attitude. [Lubbock Avalanche-Journal]

The Texas Tech defense is entering the 2012 season with a new attitude — and a new nickname.

"We have this thing going called ‘The Chain Gang,’" senior safety D.J. Johnson said. "Each person is an important link. If one link fails, it doesn’t just let down the person to the left of you, but it also lets down the person to the right of you.


A Canadian member of the NCAA? [Business of College Sports]

According to the latest reports, Simon Fraser University, located in British Columbia, Canada may be the first full-fledged international member of the NCAA. After participating in the pilot-program for Canadian schools for the past several years, SFU is now the first university to come this close to full NCAA membership. If approved by the Division II President’s Council on August 9, SFU’s 17 sports could be competing in the NCAA within the month.

This doesn't even remotely pass the smell test, but it is Arkansas. [Washington Post]

A new policy unveiled Friday bars Arkansas state troopers who work college sports events from accepting free tickets or other items if the value would exceed limits set by state law.

The policy comes several months after a trooper assisted former Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino following a motorcycle crash with his mistress and the subsequent revelation that the trooper had accepted gifts from the Razorbacks athletic program.

And finally...

Missouri and the SEC...I don't even know what to do with this. Just go click and see it. [Lost Lettermen]

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