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Daily Round Up: August, 28, 2017

NCAA Football: Texas Christian at Texas Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

Hallelujah and pass the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine. We made it.

What issues will Tom Herman address before Saturday?

He has to make sure all this psychology with Buechele hasn't screwed him up. I think he'll be OK there. He has to have this RB situation ready to roll. There have been some issues with guys being banged up the last few weeks. That's a huge part of what the Horns need to do. The third thing is you need this Todd Orlando (DC) to be the real deal.

There are three games to mark on your calendar.

Texas is still looking for a TE.

Herman already expressed concern over the tight end unit. When asked about his anxiety at tight end after Beck’s injury last week, Herman’s response?

“It’s at an all-time high.”

The O-line development and cohesion are critical.

“O-linemen are kind of a different breed,” Herman said. “Nowhere is the unit pride exemplified more than in the offensive line. Every position coach and every unit should strive to be the example unit. When I get up and brag on a unit, it should be your unit. And your unit is only as strong as its weakest link.”

Maryland should be an improved team from last year, but they have a tough schedule.

Of course, it is. It’s all Texas’ fault.

But which school drove those programs away with its ego? Texas’ insistence on its own good above everyone else’s is what has weakened the Big 12, and yet the narrative is that every school in the league is somehow complicit in the dysfunction.

Kevin Sumlin can’t survive another 2nd-half collapse this season.

“I can't sit here and talk to you and say, ‘Hey, he better win nine or he better win 10,” said Herbstreit on a teleconference. “I just think they can't look the way they've looked the last three years. If they win eight or nine and they don't collapse in the second half of the season, then I think that's improvement and that would be a positive thing for Kevin Sumlin. But if they go through what they've been through the last three years where they collapse in the second half, then I'm sure they'd have to make a move.”

Harvey is messing up opening weekend.

Isn’t that special? Our Daily Bears makes a nice funny about the Texas football program.

Here is LSU Football’s schedule for the week. We start on Thursday night with Oklahoma State at Tulsa, and Saturday there’s a big Big 12 line up.