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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Former XFL commissioner, West Virginia AD Oliver Luck will join Big 12 as a consultant

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Plus: Bijan Robinson makes preseason All-America list

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Former West Virginia Mountaineers athletic director (2010-2014) and, more recently, XFL commissioner Oliver Luck (2018-2020) is joining the Big 12 Conference as a consultant.

What, exactly, does this mean for the beleaguered conference?

More than anything, it’s an effort to install a steady hand to guide the Big 12 through the following months, after the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners announced their intentions to bolt for the SEC, and after Big Ten, ACC and Pac-12 officials told The Athletic that they intend to create an alliance between the three Power 5 conferences.

Those moves, of course, leave remaining members of the Big 12 out in the cold.

And that’s where Luck comes in, though we’ll see how his role develops.

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Austin American-Statesman: Golden: A game manager at quarterback? Sark likes it

Austin American-Statesman: With a new coach, Texas tight ends are eager to prove their worth

Austin American-Statesman: Lots of questions surround Texas’ offense with yet another new OC

247Sports: Morning Brew: As promised, football team moved into renovated Moncrief Neuhaus on Monday

247Sports: Sarkisian’s biggest decision of Year 1 at Texas

247Sports: Texas unveils new tailgating additions for home football games

Inside Texas: Top five NFL Draft prospect on the Texas Longhorns football team

Inside Texas: Swimming with the Sark

Inside Texas: Inside Scoop: Checking on position battles, the penultimate week, D-Line Recruiting Matters

Inside Texas: Assessing Steve Sarkisian’s job so far

ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION

Texas basketball to participate in Pac-12 Coast-to-Coast Challenge

Kyle Flood calls Steve Sarkisian the best play caller in football

Jeff Banks breaks down the status of Texas special teams

Podcast: Scrimmage Two and DB preview

RECRUITING ROUNDUP

247Sports: Longhorns among schools standing out for Earnest Greene

247Sports: Texas commit Maalik Murphy talks development, recruiting

247Sports: Four-star WR Braylon James discusses crowded recruitment ahead of junior season

BIG 12 BREAKDOWN

247Sports: Big 12 football: 10 unanswered questions heading into the 2021 season

Frogs O’ War: Monday Morning QB: Football is coming; Futbol is here

The Smoking Musket: Dante Stills named AP Preseason All-American

Wide Right & Natty Lite: Three Cyclones named to AP Preseason All-America team

Wide Right & Natty Lite: 2021 Iowa State Football Position Previews: Defensive line

WHAT WE’RE READING

SB Nation: Stefanie Dolson on winning gold in Tokyo, the challenges of 3x3 basketball, and more

SB Nation: How the AL East might look if Rizzo had gone to Boston

SB Nation: Big Ten football teams will forfeit if they have a Covid outbreak

NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND

  • Sophomore running back Bijan Robinson is getting first-team preseason All-American love.
  • Putting work in.