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FYI: Shaka Smart Is Overrated

Daily Round Up: January 4, 2018

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NCAA Basketball Tournament - First Round - Northern Iowa v Texas Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Eddie Reese is a water god.

Seemingly speaking in code and heading into the fourth dual meet of the season, he doesn’t look or sound worried. He’s possibly the only college coach in the country, in any sport, sitting at 0–3 who isn’t yelling, screaming, and tearing his short-cropped gray hair out. He doesn’t need to. In the last 39 seasons, Reese’s teams have taken home 13 national titles, on average exactly once every three years. The Longhorns have, since 1980, won either the Southwest or Big 12 Conference title every single year.

It is always a good day when the Land Thieves lose. The women’s basketball team beat the Sooners.

Shaka Smart is the most overrated basketball coach in the country.

Shaka Smart is the most overrated basketball coach in the country. Slowly, Texas is realizing that. He inherited a winning culture at VCU from Anthony Grant and Jeff Capel and rode that success and hype all the way to a dream job at the University of Texas.

Texas is a college basketball state.

Sooner Trae Young has broken college basketball.

Is there anything Trae Young can’t do? That’s the question college basketball fans and NBA general managers are left with after another transcendent performance from the Oklahoma point guard in the first Big 12 game of his career.

Kansas’ basketball team will have a tough time this year. For starters, the Tech game didn’t end well for the Jayhawks.

Texas is joining the Blue-Chip Ratio Club.

New signee defensive back Anthony Cook will fit it nicely here.

During a media availability at the Army Bowl practice on Tuesday, Cook played a game of word association with CBS Austin, in which he described Herman as “brilliant” and Texas football as “next level.”

Oklahoma, however, didn’t receive such high praise.

“Trash,” Cook said of the Sooners, a team he’ll now see at least once a year for the next three or four seasons.

Don’t mess with Texas (uniforms).

The Horns come in at No. 18 in Athlon’s Way-Too-Early 2018 pre-season poll.

Can anyone overtake Oklahoma next season?

We can all survive the SEC National Championship.

A&M and Alabama make up national championships so why shouldn’t UCF?

Thank you, Kevin Durant.