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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Report: TCU, Houston were ‘this close’ to receiving Pac-12 invite

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Plus: Cameron Dicker to continue pulling double duties

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The Fort Worth Star Telegram reports that the TCU Horned Frogs and Houston Cougars, the latter of whom recently accepted an invite to join the Big 12 Conference, were very, very, very close to accepting an invite to join the big guys out west in the Pac-12 Conference.

From the Star-Telegram: “According to sources close to this latest conference round of major conference re-alignment, the Pac-12 targeted both the University of Houston and TCU as its preferred expansion candidates. Both schools were considered desirable by the league because of quality athletic departments in schools that are located in major metropolitan markets in the central time zone. The conference was so far down the road on extending an invite to these two schools there was some confusion as to why TCU was contemplating altering its long standing tradition of having a pre-game prayer before home football games.”

In other words, it’s fair to say the offer, to some extent, is still on the table.

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Uncertainty at quarterback doesn’t bode well for Texas

Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Sarkisian senses a strong Texas psyche in Arkansas aftermath

Austin American-Statesman: Then and now: Sark, just like Herman in 2017, says the right things

Dallas Morning News: Casey Thompson will be the starter vs. Rice, but Texas’ QB situation isn’t settled yet

247Sports: Casey Thompson’s career shows steady work in the face of doubt

247Sports: Texas Longhorns football depth chart: How things look for the Rice game

247Sports: Notes from Steve Sarkisian’s Monday press conference

247Sports: Like Texas, Rice trying to figure things out at quarterback

Inside Texas: Beaten down in the box

Inside Texas: Does the Texas quarterback change foreshadow further moves?

Inside Texas: Scoop: Program accountability; fundamental issues; a look at some 2023 targets

ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION

Casey Thompson to start at QB for Texas against Rice

RECRUITING ROUNDUP

247Sports: Four-star defensive lineman Avion Carter discusses relationship with Texas

247Sports: Top-15 prospect Ja’Kobe Walter attracting big time programs

Inside Texas: Texas Longhorns hoops recruiting: resetting the board

Inside Texas: Late night recruiting notes: Six 2023 prospects on the Texas radar

BIG 12 BREAKDOWN

Our Daily Bears: Changing expectations two weeks into the season

Our Daily Bears: Mark Vital signs with Chiefs practice squad

Viva the Matadors: Texas Tech looks pathetic in win over Stephen F Austin

Frogs O’ War: Zach Evans earns Big 12 Conference Player of the Week honors

Frogs O’ War: MMQB: Cardiac clash with Cal

Frogs O’ War: TCU vs. Cal: 5 things we learned

Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma Football: Prime time kickoff for WVU, Murray dazzles in 2021 debut

Cowboys Ride For Free: How OSU recruits fared in early HSFB action

The Smoking Musket: Winston Wright gives West Virginia a storybook start to its home opener

The Smoking Musket: Greene’s limitations make Brown’s decision difficult

The Smoking Musket: The Sober Mid-Week Stats Review: Taking a look at the numbers behind West Virginia’s beatdown of LIU

Wide Right & Natty Lite: Iowa State Football Post-Mortem: TOE

Bring On The Cats: Thompson may be back soon

Rock Chalk Talk: The electricity of Jason Bean

WHAT WE’RE READING

SB Nation: Peyton and Eli Manning doing ‘Monday Night Football’ was better than we ever imagined

SB Nation: Grading every NFL rookie QB debut in Week 1

SB Nation: Column: Ohio State’s loss to Oregon was a coaching failure from top to bottom, here’s how to fix it

NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND

  • Cameron Dicker is going to keep on keeping on with double kicking duty.