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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: CFP declines playoff expansion following Pac-12’s request

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Plus: Texas lands atop 247Sports’ Big 12 power rankings

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The Pac-12 conference asked College Football Playoff commissioners if they would consider expanding this season’s four-team bracket to include eight teams. The Pac-12 cited disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic as their reasoning for the temporary expansion.

The CFP declined, according to multiple reports. Four playoff teams in 2020 it is.

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Golfweek: COVID-19-free Scottie Scheffler searching for first PGA tour win

Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Texas’ Ash is detailed, dedicated enough to upgrade Horns’ defense

Dallas Morning News: 5 things Texas fans need to know about TCU, including Max Duggan’s return to the field last week

Dallas Morning News: Texas DC Chris Ash never saw Longhorns’ poor tackling performance against Texas Tech coming

Dallas Morning News: Texas prediction: Can Longhorns contain Duggan, TCU?

247Sports: The Insider: What changes can we expect?

247Sports: Behind Enemy Lines: HornedFrogBlitz previews Texas-TCU game

ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION

Longhorns in the NFL: Week 3 — Devin Duvernay takes it all the way

Week 3 Opponent Preview: TCU

The Longhorn Republic previews the TCU Horned Frogs

RECRUITING ROUNDUP

Burnt Orange Nation: Texas offers 2022 4-star RB Jamarion Miller

Burnt Orange Nation: 4-star Andrew Mukuba announces top 3 ahead of decision date

Austin American-Statesman: Longhorn Confidential: Why is Texas still going after 2021 recruits?

Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Scouting Texas commits on the road, including five-star Ja’Tavion Sanders

247Sports: Mike at Night: Assessing the 2022 running back class

247Sports: Performers of the week: Which commits and targets stood out?

247Sports: Denver Harris looking forward to taking visits after dead period

BIG 12 BREAKDOWN

Viva the Matadors: Texas Tech has Big 12 title potential

Frogs O’ War: “I’ve been having nightmares about Garret Wallow all week.” A Q&A with Gerald Goodridge of BON

Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma vs. Iowa State Q&A with Wide Right & Natty Lite

The Smoking Musket: Newcomer Tony Fields II is already having a positive impact on the West Virginia defense

Wide Right and Natty Lite: Offensive player to watch vs. Oklahoma: Sean Foster

Bring On the Cats: K-State Football: Adjustments on Defense - Volume 1

Rock Chalk Talk: The case for Jalen Daniels

WHAT WE’RE READING

Banner Society: Good Idea Time: September 2020 presidential debate special edition

Banner Society: The Kansas State Proposition: Would you trade a title for an Oklahoma-sized win every year?

SBNation: Three takeaways from the Lakers’ Game 1 win over Miami

SBNation: A soccer player directed a slur at a gay player, so his teammates walked off the pitch

NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND

  • Texas is officially on top in 247Sports’ latest Big 12 power rankings.
  • Um. What?