There’s still hope for non-conference football among officials with the Big 12, ACC and SEC conferences, 247Sports reports.
From 247Sports: “Three Power 5 conferences are actively trying to preserve their 14 non-conference games among the ACC, Big 12 and SEC after the Big Ten and Pac-12 opted last week to cancel all non-conference games as the COVID-19 pandemic grips the country. ... The three Power 5 conferences are discussing several scheduling options, which could also be tweaked over the next two weeks. It’s possible one or all three could move to an eight-game conference schedule with one or two non-conference games; a nine-game conference schedule with one non-conference game against a Power 5 opponent; and a 10-game, conference-only schedule.”
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Our 12th annual preseason Top 25: No. 9 Notre Dame’s CFP route gets murkier with canceled games
Austin American-Statesman: Our 12th annual preseason Top 25: No. 8 LSU aims to reload, not rebuild, to launch title defense
Austin American-Statesman: Our 12th annual preseason Top 25: No. 7 Florida looks ready to make its move – if the defense is there
Austin American-Statesman: Where does Texas turn at offensive line with Tommy, James Brockermeyer off recruiting board?
Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Predicting the destinations of the top uncommitted prospects on the Fab 55
Dallas Morning News: Preseason Big 12 poll takeaways: Oklahoma overwhelmingly favored to win 6th straight league title despite change at QB
Sports Illustrated: Can SI All American candidate Jalen Milroe win the Texas Longhorns QB competition in 2021?
247Sports: The Stampede: Recruiting notes from UC camp
247Sports: Morning Brew: Sam Ehlinger’s preseason Heisman Trophy chances
247Sports: Will wrongly convicted Greg Kelley’s story include UT football?
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WHAT WE’RE READING
Banner Society: Memphis ruined your day: 1992 Arkansas
SBNation: The NFL’s lackluster planning is putting risk on players with training camp moving forward
NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND
- The Dallas Morning News told the story of how legendary Texas running back Earl Campbell helped to change the name of both of Tyler’s high schools. Click the link for more.
Earl Campbell just came here to run over linebackers and enjoy some Skoal, brother.— Super 70s Sports (@Super70sSports) July 12, 2020
- Sports Illustrated wants to know how Texas cornerback Kobe Bryce’s departure as a result of his mental health will impact the Longhorns in 2020. From SI: “Boyce stepped into the starting position last year, but his addition didn’t lead to much success for the Longhorns. Giving up a number of key plays, Boyce was a noticeable weak point for the Texas defense. First-team All-Big 12 cornerback D’Shawn Jamison took over the position following the LSU game. While Texas will miss the experience of Boyce at the position, I expect Kenyatta Watson and Josh Thompson to step up and provide a spark for Chris Ash’s defense.”