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Daily Round Up: December 13, 2017

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TCU Announces Decision to Join Big 12 Conference Photo by Brandon Wade/Getty Images

Three football players were named to Sporting News’ 2017 All-American team.

Yahoo’s Pat Forde picks Missouri over Texas in the Texas Bowl.

Texas senior Chiaka Ogbogu was named a first-team All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

AD Chris Del Conte spent his first day on the 40 Acres. What are his biggest challenges?

And we continue with the Chris Del Conte portion of our chat. Fund-raising at Texas should be relatively easy, although a new basketball arena is a daunting. The biggest challenge may be one where Del Conte has little direct control -- getting football back to 10-win seasons and Big 12 contention. If football succeeds, everything else should fall into place. Except that's not guaranteed. Texas needs a win in the Texas Bowl to avoid its fourth consecutive losing record. Texas has gone through long stretches of struggling. DeLoss Dodds was feeling some pressure before hiring Mack Brown back in 1998.

The Jimbo Fisher hire could blow up in A&M’s face.

National Signing Day needs to be tweaked.

“If you ask me this creates more confusion and projection in a world that already has parents and kids making business decisions instead of well-informed ones,” Colleyville Heritage coach Joe Willis said. “It’s too much for 18-year-old players to handle in that time frame, but the rule wasn’t made with their interest in mind.”

R.I.P. Tommy Nobis. One of the greatest to ever play football at Texas has passed.