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Daily Round Up: 8/15/13

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On paper, Texas looks great.

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8/14 practice: Practicing the two minute drill.

Practice reports! [Barking Carnival]

For David Ash, it is now or never. [Inside Texas]

The defense is ready for a big comeback. [ESPN]

On paper, the Horns look great. [AAS]

Mack made Phil Steele's Hot Seat List. [Phil Steele]

UT and BYU square off over academic issues concerning transfer Desmond Harrison. [Orange Bloods]

Texas has the best damn mascot, bar none. Really? Number 4? [SI]

Bill Little wrote a great tribute to one of the greatest players ever to grace the 40 Acres, Scott Appleton. [Texas Sports]

What starts here changes the world...A UT professor solves a 400-year-old Shakespeare mystery. [Texas Alcalde]

Big 12


Are the Pokes poised to break school records? [Tulsa World]

Charlie Weis made it to year two. [KSN]

Baylor expects to keep winning. [Amarillo]

The Bears running game will be one to watch this season. [Waco Tribune]

West Virginia has pissed off New York Jets coach Rex Ryan and words ensued. [NFL]

The Mountaineers need new players to take on leadership roles. [ESPN]

Here's a checklist of all the things to watch for each team this season. [Des Moines Register]

The conference isn't all about offense. [Cowboys Ride For Free]

Open Range

August 29th is one incredible day of football. [Football Scoop]

What schools have the best shot at winning all their football games this season? [CBS Sports]

Are conference perceptions real or imagined? [ESPN]

The SEC will not sign another deal with EA Sports. [ESPN]

Is ESPN breaking journalism rules covering the Manziel story? [Last Word On Sports]

Who are college basketball's top recruiters? [CBS Sports]

Vandy's head coach will call your boss, if that what it takes to get you to one of his games. [SB Nation]

The Agricultural and Mechanical Department

ESTABLISHMENT OF UNIVERSITY; AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT. The legislature shall as soon as practicable establish, organize and provide for the maintenance, support and direction of a University of the first class, to be located by a vote of the people of this State, and styled, "The University of Texas," for the promotion of literature, and the arts and sciences, including an Agricultural, and Mechanical department. - Texas Constitution

There should be a Johnny Manziel Rule. [Ft. Worth Star-Telegram]

Johnny Football makes the cover of Texas Monthly. [Good Bull Hunting]

Does the NCAA have enough to go after Johnny Manziel? [Yahoo Sports]

Manziel should sit the first two games of the season. [Fox Sports]

Could throwing Uncle Nate under the bus be JF's out? [CBS Sports]

Sources say Manziel had two more signing sessions. [ESPN]

Former OSU receiver Dez Bryant talks about Manziel's situation. [ESPN]

A&M just bought a law school. [Texas Tribune]