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CCC — 11.16.18 — Why no one wants to play Iowa State right now

Rounding up the week that was on the Forty Acres and around the country.

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Games today — Friday, Nov. 16:

[MBB] Texas (3-0) vs. The Citadel (2-1)

7 p.m. Central — Longhorn Network

Texas Longhorns

Texas Football

In addition to John Burt and Jamari Chisholm, four other Texas non-freshmen are on track to redshirtBurnt Orange Nation, 11.13.18

Texas AD Chris Del Conte explains what happened on the Texas Tech sidelineBurnt Orange Nation, 11.13.18

After some tough struggles in recent years, Iowa State has Longhorns’ attentionAustin American-Statesman, 11.13.18

Texas seniors, prepping for their final home home game, recall top momentsAustin American-Statesman, 11.13.18

How to watch Texas vs. Iowa State on the Longhorn NetworkBurnt Orange Nation, 11.14.18

How the Texas coaches have refined QB Sam Ehlinger’s mechanicsBurnt Orange Nation, 11.15.18

Texas DC Todd Orlando focused on correcting tackling issuesBurnt Orange Nation, 11.15.18

Texas Basketball

Texas adds three men’s basketball signeesAustin American-Statesman, 11.13.18

Texas basketball still searching for its identity to fully tap into significant upsideBurnt Orange Nation, 11.14.18

Weird basketball fans rejoice — Texas faces The CitadelBurnt Orange Nation, 11.16.18

Big 12

New approach on the field and off has West Virginia in range of the College Football PlayoffUSA Today, 11.13.18

Why no one wants to play Iowa State right nowESPN, 11.14.18

How two recusals on the College Football Playoff committee could impact Oklahoma’s caseUSA Today, 11.14.18


($$$) Two-way player: The Tennessee receiver who doubles as CEO of a million-dollar companyThe Athletic, 11.13.18

The Search for the Truth About Trevon Grimes’ Transfer From Ohio State to Florida11.13.18, WatchStadium

What to make of latest explosive Ohio State allegations?Yahoo Sports, 11.13.18

Why Notre Dame was smart to not join a conferenceYahoo Sports, 11.14.18

How a 1968 high school title explains Nick Saban’s legendary careerESPN, 11.14.18

Week 12 college football viewing scheduleBurnt Orange Nation, 11.15.18

Sadly, it’s going to take more than chaos to spark expansion of College Football PlayoffUSA Today, 11.15.18

Meet college football’s most unexpectedly impactful man this seasonYahoo Sports, 11.15.18


Tom Herman media availability [Nov. 15, 2018] -- YouTube

Coordinator Media Availability [Nov. 14, 2018] -- YouTube

Shaka Smart Media Availability [Nov. 14, 2018] --YouTube

Random Musings

“Oklahoma has allowed more points this season (298) than Alabama has this season and last season (294). Saban’s Tide have played 24 games in that stretch to Oklahoma’s 10.”

Mike Leach can take on any coach in the Pac-12. -- Twitter

ESPN’s Chris Fowler is not impressed with this weekend’s slate of games. -- Twitter

Zion Williamson is, uh, pretty good. -- Twitter

Pat’s Picks

My DC-based friend Pat -- a South Carolina grad, SEC homer and gambling expert -- is here to share his five locks of the week. He prints money on Saturdays.

  1. Oregon (-3.5) vs. Arizona State
  2. Nebraska (+2.5) vs. Michigan State
  3. Ohio State (-14.5) vs. Maryland
  4. Cal (+2.5) vs. Stanford
  5. Wake Forest (+7) vs. Pitt

Last week’s record: 3-3

Final Thoughts

Sorry for the delay on this week’s post. Winter storm Avery sent me from Boston to Columbus to Chicago last night and I still am not where I need to be.

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