The Baylor Bears have paused all football activities following recent positive COVID-19 tests.
“At this time and in the interest of our student-athletes, coaches, and staff, we have temporarily suspended all football-related activities. Their health and wellness will always be our top priority,” Baylor athletic director Mack Rhoades said in a prepared statement. “We are taking all possible precautions and our focus remains playing the scheduled game with Oklahoma State at McLane Stadium on October 17.”
Luckily, the Bears were already on bye this week.
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Texas’ Case McCoy beat Oklahoma and A&M, has now found ‘what he’s good at’
Austin American-Statesman: Eyes on Texas: Brenden Schooler’s quick adjustment speaks to his football professionalism
Austin American-Statesman: Longhorn Confidential: Friday, Oct. 9
Dallas Morning News: Texas prediction: Will QB Sam Ehlinger carry the Longhorns to a Red River Showdown win?
247Sports: Tale of the Tape: How Texas stacks up with Oklahoma
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Albert Regis announces commitment date; Texas makes Caleb Burton’s final list
247Sports: Hayden Conner still recruiting key targets late in 2021 cycle
247Sports: The State of Recruiting: Breaking down Bowman’s decommitment
247Sports: Where to find Texas commits in action this weekend
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Frogs O’ War: Keys to the Game: Kansas State vs. TCU
Crimson and Cream Machine: OU-Texas 2020: What has changed for the Texas defense?
Cowboys Ride for Free: Oklahoma State basketball: Cowboys to open season at 2020 Golden Window event in Nebraska
Wide Right and Natty Lite: Defensive Player To Watch: Isheem Young
Bring On the Cats: Kansas State football: Offensive adjustments Vol. 2
WHAT WE’RE READING
Banner Society: The Tennessee-Georgia series is bad. Let’s fix that
SBNation: Tom Brady’s 4th down confusion was one of the weirdest moments on Thursday night
SBNation: Relentless Dodgers complete NLDS sweep
SBNation: Why the MLS playoffs need to be in a bubble
NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND
- Texas volleyball is still at it, per an Austin American-Statesman report following the team’s latest sweep over the Iowa State Cyclones. From the Statesman: “Logan Eggleston’s 14 kills paced Texas in a 25-19, 25-22, 25-14 win over Iowa State at the Erwin Center. Iowa State was looking for its first-ever win in Austin. The Longhorns instead ran their home record against the Cyclones to 27-0. Texas (5-0) last lost a conference match at home in 2014. This 46-match streak at home remains UT’s best run since it joined the Big 12 ahead of the 1996-97 school year.”
- ESPN projects Texas to beat the Oklahoma Sooners at the Red River Showdown this weekend. From 247Sports: “According to ESPN’s Football Power Index, Texas is projected to win the Red River Showdown against Oklahoma on Saturday. FPI gives the Longhorns a 67.0 percent chance of handing the Sooners their third straight loss to open Big 12 play.”
Updated ESPN FPI.— Texas Takeover (@TexasTakeover05) October 5, 2020
Remember, this is the same model that correctly predicted us to go 7-5 last year, even when everyone was ranking us Top 10.
The model still really likes Texas. I think a lot of you are going to have to eat crow about Tom Herman in a few months. pic.twitter.com/FMmowrKsFB