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Daily Round Up:8/23/13

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There's a lot of pressure this year.


80s music alert...Will this be the season theme song and hopefully not this or this?

So much pressure... [Yahoo Sports]

The running backs are ready for the up-tempo offense. [Dallas Morning News]

Desmond Harris is cleared to play. [ESPN]

Big 12

The Sooners are all about the QB drama [Muskogee Phoenix] and the whole thing is a mess. [Tahlequan Daily Press]

When Bob Stoops quotes from Dumb and Dumber, you know this is going to be an interesting season. [NewsOK]

Will Poke J.W. Walsh see action at the QB position? [NewsOK]

The Mountaineers o-line is brining toughness to the squad. [DAO Online]

Gary Patterson is looking to gain every advantage he can over LSU. [College Spun]

Baylor wants to deliver more QB pressure with their defensive ends. [Waco Tribune]

The Cyclones are looking for a breakout year. [GB Tribune]

Open Range

Roger Goodell apparently has a lot of pull with ESPN. [NY Times]

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly isn't afraid to recruit against the SEC. [USA Today]

Evaluating player assessment has gone high tech. [Business of College Sports]

Will California mandate the full cost of attendance and stipends for college athletes? [Business of College Sports]

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

This is all I need to post today...Greatness from the Master of the Gifs. [LSU Freek]

The Aggies found a new playdate for Thanksgiving. [Dallas Morning News]

And finally...

There's a great new book out on the role of racism in Texas high school football history. [Houston Chronicle]