All the Big 12-2 Conference news that is and isn't fit to read...
And some other stuff.
A year made a huge difference for David Ash. [ESPN]
Now he's a sophomore. It's time to forget last year.
The next step is a tough one: leading.
Ash isn't one to yell, and he certainly won't cuss. He has to find his own way to win over the other 10 in the huddle. He needs his own brand of leadership.
Texas comes in at #10 on Sporting News' Top 25. [Sporting News]
Gotta love this quote from Mack Brown: [ESPN]
"I look at the SEC and recognize that's how they've won," says Brown. "At Texas, you don't want to lose a game just because your QB is having a bad day. That's why I hired three SEC coaches."
The starting QB doesn't matter? [Rant Sports]
LHN roundtable on the QB situation. [ESPN]
Two of the nation's top secondaries is in the Big 12. [ESPN Big 12 Blog]
No, no, no. [ESPN]
Rick Barnes was listed as one of Athlon Sports top 30 college basketball coaches. [Dallas Morning News]
The Red Raiders are looking for a fix for the defense. [San Antonio Express-News]
Kaufman will be charged with rebuilding a defense that struggled mightily throughout the 2011 season. Tech ranked last nationally in rush defense and in the bottom 10 in pass-efficiency defense, points allowed and yards allowed.
"The thing about Art is that he's a technique guy all the way," Tuberville said Monday after the Red Raiders' first day of practice. "We know we have to stop the run. We were so bad last year, we couldn't stop anybody running the football."
A 320 pound defensive tackle and a scooter do not always mix well. [San Antonio Express-News]
TCU's O-Line may take another hit this season. [Ft. Worth Star-Telegram]
Bob Stoops is impressed with former PSU receiver Justin Brown. [USA Today]
"I said to Coach Norvell, 'Wow, this guy is going to be special in our system.'" Stoops said. "We're excited to have him under difficult circumstances which everyone knows, but we're proud and glad to have Justin Brown with us."
Things are getting feisty in Morgantown. [Charleston Daily Mail]
Luck and the Oklahoma State defense. [Football Study Hall]
Things can end well. [Tulsa World]
The NCAA does not like betting. [Business of College Sports]
On Tuesday, the NCAA, NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey seeking declaratory and injunctive relief challenging the State of New Jersey’s "plan to sponsor, operate, advertise, promote, license and authorize gambling on amateur and professional sports." The lawsuit names New Jersey Governor Christopher Christie, the state’s Director of Gaming Endorsement and the Executive Director of the New Jersey Racing Commission as defendants.
The Tessitore Effect. [SI]
Joe Tessitore possesses a magical ability to spark fourth-quarter comebacks and crazy last-second endings. At least, it seems that way.
This is a great read on television and college football. [SI]
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