The Texas Tech Red Raiders hit a snag this week in their search for Matt Wells’ replacement, when the TCU Horned Frogs announced they were parting ways with head coach Gary Patterson after 21 seasons. Why, you may ask? Because TCU is the more attractive gig.
That’s why the same names that were floated for the Texas Tech job are now being floated for the TCU job, including UTSA Roadrunners head coach and former Texas Longhorns assistant Jeff Traylor, as well as SMU Mustangs head coach Sonny Dykes. Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns head coach Billy Napier is also among the names being floated for the TCU job.
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Golden: Texas’ struggles shouldn’t be placed at QB Casey Thompson’s feet
Austin American-Statesman: If first glance means anything, Texas building a machine
Austin American-Statesman: Decoding Texas’ long-term struggles still a mystery
Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Questions about Texas football? Here is an answer or two
Dallas Morning News: Texas Media Monday: Longhorn defense still looking for answers
247Sports: Texas must live with label of not being tough enough until resolving otherwise
Inside Texas: Eight takeaways from the Texas Longhorns basketball exhibition game
Inside Texas: Run game report: The Baylor game
Inside Texas: Inside Scoop: Texas Longhorns team notes after Monday’s practice
Inside Texas: On300 tailback Jamarion Miller talks Texas, visits, and the record
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
247Sports: Top247 2023 DB Jamel Johnson announcing college decision on CBS Sports HQ
247Sports: Texas will host four-star OL Kam Dewberry for official visit on Nov. 13
247Sports: Newly-offered 2023 wide receiver Ryan Niblett talks Texas and rising recruitment
247Sports: Current commitment timelines for remaining 2022 Texas football targets
247Sports: Five-star offensive lineman Devon Campbell schedules official visit to Texas
Inside Texas: On300 OL Harris Sewell dishes on playoffs, recruiting, and his next Texas visit
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Our Daily Bears: How Baylor beat Texas using base offense
Viva the Matadors: Sooners lone undefeated team in conference after Cyclones take out the Cowboys
Frogs O’ War: T(uesday)MQB: Time marches on
Frogs O’ War: TCU’s Next Head Coach: The short list
Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma Football: Temper expectations for first CFP rankings
The Smoking Musket: The Sober Mid-Week Stats Review: Taking a look at the numbers behind West Virginia’s momentum building win over Iowa State
The Smoking Musket: West Virginia to retire Major Harris’ number this weekend
WHAT WE’RE READING
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SB Nation: Who LeBron James’ ‘clone’ in viral photo is, explained
SB Nation: ‘Things I think’ after the Giants lose another game they could have won
NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND
- Redshirt junior quarterback Casey Thompson will start against the Iowa State Cyclones, head coach Steve Sarkisian announced earlier this week.
- Sophomore running back Bijan Robinson has been named a Maxwell Award finalist.
- Senior linebacker DeMarvion Overshown has been named a semifinalist for the Butkus Award.