Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer, who recently balked at an opportunity to lead the Texas Longhorns, is taking flack after hiring former Iowa Hawkeyes strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle, who was accused over the summer of making racist comments. From ESPN’s report yesterday: “[It] was the hiring of Doyle, who had been Iowa’s director of strength and conditioning from 1999 until this past June, that drew the most attention. Over the past year numerous former Iowa players spoke out about mistreatment within the Iowa program. A number of Black players said that Doyle used racist language and treated them differently based on their race. Meyer said he researched Doyle, had some intense conversations with him, and is confident that there will not be problems.”
Perhaps Texas dodged a bullet by not hiring Meyer after all.
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Jordan Spieth looking like Jordan Spieth again
Austin American-Statesman: A deeper dive into Texas’ 2021 football schedule
Dallas Morning News: Texas RB outlook for 2021: Can Bijan Robinson top his sensational freshman season?
Dallas Morning News: 5 takeaways from the Big 12′s 2021 football schedule reveal, including a November to remember
247Sports: Nick at Nite: Sources sound off on newly-hired Texas assistants
Inside Texas: Humidor: Formal intros, team expectations, recruiting radar is pinging
Inside Texas: Game management decisions from when Sarkisian stepped in for Saban
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Burnt Orange Nation: Recruits to DCTF: Texas is the most overrated in-state program
247Sports: Kam Dewberry keying in on top options with multiple major programs in play
247Sports: Shaka Smart going hard after 2022 four-star power forward Zuby Ejiofor
247Sports: Texas offer a big one for four-star LB Niuafe Tuihalamaka
247Sports: Four-star safety Landon Hullaby likes direction of new Texas staff
Inside Texas: Just In Time Nightly News: Neto, Nicholas, and two 2023s
Inside Texas: 2021 Recruiting Class Final Thoughts: The underestimated
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Our Daily Bears: The 5 best road wins of the Scott Drew era
Our Daily Bears: Baylor football announces 2021 schedule
Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma Football: How the newcomers fit
Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma’s 2021 football schedule has been finalized
The Smoking Musket: West Virginia is one of the few teams outside the top 10 that could win the national championship
The Smoking Musket: West Virginia releases 2021 football schedule
Wide Right & Natty Lite: 23 Minutes of Terror: The David Montgomery not-trade
Bring On The Cats: 2021 football scheduled released
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: No, Russell Wilson will not be traded
NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND
- Big 12 officials slapped Texas Tech Red Raiders head coach Chris Beard with a naughty-naughty-don’t-do-that-anymore after he was booted from a game, per 247Sports.
Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard was ejected from the game after arguing with the referees. pic.twitter.com/o776Ypr4ji— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 10, 2021
- Texas A&M Aggies alum and former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel is playing football again. Well, something like that. Read the article below and see for yourself.