Big Ten football is happening this year. It’s actually happening, ESPN reports.
From ESPN: “The Big Ten will kick off its football season the weekend of Oct. 24 after the league’s presidents and chancellors unanimously voted to resume competition, citing daily testing capabilities and a stronger confidence in the latest medical information, the conference announced Wednesday morning. Each team will attempt to play eight games in eight weeks, leaving no wiggle room during the coronavirus pandemic before the Big Ten championship game on Dec. 19. That date will also feature an extra cross-division game for each school, with seeded teams in each division squaring off.”
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Money moment: Texas walk-on Kai Money cashed in on his chance to play against UTEP
Austin American-Statesman: Longhorn Confidential: Wednesday, Sept. 16
Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Texas commitment Q&A with Austin High quarterback Charles Wright
Dallas Morning News: Texas WR Joshua Moore reflects on difficult layoff from football; freshman D-lineman makes big impression
Dallas Morning News: College football picks (Week 3): Predictions for SMU-UNT, Baylor-Houston, Oklahoma State-Tulsa and other key games
247Sports: The Flagship: Was UTEP win a sign of what’s to come for Texas?
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
WHAT WE’RE READING
Banner Society: You can’t predict anything about 2020, but you can depend on Kansas
Banner Society: The curse of ranked Iowa State
NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND
- Yahoo Sports thinks the Cleveland Browns could replace former Oklahoma Sooners Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Baker Mayfield by drafting Sam Ehlinger next season. From Yahoo Sports: “This would be the pick the Browns make if — and only if — Mayfield really stinks up the joint in 2020. ... The Browns hypothetically could take Ehlinger somewhere, let’s say, in the top 50 or 60 picks. Maybe he rises into the first-round discussion, maybe he is more of a third-round pick. His stock is a bit volatile. (And for what it’s worth, the Browns currently have two picks each in Rounds 3 and 4 in 2021, so they could afford a “luxury” pick such as this.)”
OBJ and Baker Mayfield talking after the game pic.twitter.com/5e20s7jgTu— Parlay Stubbs (@Stubbs412) September 13, 2020