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Daily Round Up: Herman’s First Year Expectations

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The pieces are there, but Texas probably won’t win the conference

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What should the expectations be in Herman’s first year?

UT still has to find departed running back D'Onta Foreman's replacement and shore up its offensive line, but most of the pieces are in place for Herman to have success in Year 1, though title contention alongside the Cowboys and Sooners is asking too much.

Texas men’s golf team member Doug Ghim was named the Big 12 player of the year.

How are the QB battles shaping up in the Big 12?

Are college players really amateurs? According to our illustrious Big 12 leader:

Big 12 Conference Commissioner Bob Bowlsby told the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics: “I don’t think they’re amateurs. They’re college athletes.”

There is now an early signing period in college football.

The existing date of the first Wednesday in February will remain, but to it will be added a date right before Christmas, coinciding with the traditional junior college signing date. In 2016, that would have meant Dec. 14, but in 2017, will be Dec. 20. The new signing window would last for three days.

This should end well.

Penn State University has added Jay Paterno, the son of former PSU head football coach Joe Paterno, to its board of trustees, Paterno announced on Friday.

What was the Bengals’ explanation for drafting Joe Mixon?