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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Amway Coaches Poll has Texas football ranked No. 14, behind Texas A&M

Plus: Austin Mayor Steve Adler expresses his concerns

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Texas Longhorns football will start the 2020 season ranked No. 14, according to the Amway Coaches Poll released by USA Today earlier this week. Much to the Forty Acres dismay, though, the Longhorns are ranked one spot behind the No. 13 Texas A&M Aggies.

But top 15 is still top 15 for a program that finished 8-5 last season.


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  • Texas baseball alum Jim Gideon (1973-1975), a former pitcher for the Longhorns, will be inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame, the Austin American-Statesman reports. From the Statesman: “Gideon set a school record with his 19 wins during the 1974 season. The following year, he was 17-0 with a 1.80 ERA for a UT team that won the national title. One of Gideon’s wins in 1975 was earned during the first-ever game at Disch-Falk Field. With 40 wins and 297 strikeouts, Gideon still ranks among the top-10 Longhorns in both statistical categories. He is also responsible for one of the 21 no-hitters that have been thrown in UT’s history. Taken by the Texas Rangers in the first round of the 1975 MLB draft, Gideon made one appearance in the major leagues.”
  • During his annual State of the City address, Austin Mayor Steve Adler said he hopes the Longhorns will opt to not having fans in the stands this season. “I hope they don’t really try to do this,” Adler said, per the Austin American-Statesman. “I’m not sure there’s anywhere in the world that’s having gatherings that size at this point.” He later continued, “We know that this is a source of concern for people in the community. How is this going to work and is it going to be safe, not only for our student-athletes, but also, are we going to have an impact on, for example, the city of Austin if this doesn’t go well.”
  • The College Football Playoff committee announced they plan to push back Selection Day, Sports Illustrated reports. From SI: “The committee usually meets on the first Sunday in December, which would have fallen on Dec. 6 this year, but with conferences planning championship games as late as Dec. 19, it made been impossible to get a full picture of each team’s resume. ‘With recent schedule changes for the regular season, it makes sense for the committee to make its final rankings after the conference championship games, when it can get a complete picture of the season,’ CFP executive director Hancock said. ‘The selection committee members understand the need to be flexible as we all navigate uncharted waters this season, and this move will allow them to evaluate all the available information.’”