Things tend to move fast in the college football realignment news cycle.
Very fast, according to new reporting from Yahoo Sports.
The Big 12 is expected to hold a formal vote as early as Friday to admit the BYU Cougars, Houston Cougars, Cincinnati Bearcats and the UCF Golden Knights to the conference.
Sources: Big 12 presidents held a meeting on Monday. No votes took place, as it was more an informational meeting to go over the impending applications of UCF, Cincinnati, BYU and Houston to join the league. 1/3— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) September 6, 2021
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Robinson’s 2021 season starts fast as he retraces Bush’s footsteps
Austin American-Statesman: Texas’ Sarkisian shifts focus to Arkansas and its sellout crowd
Austin American-Statesman: Texas came dressed for success in opener, then backed it up with play
Austin American-Statesman: Golden: Sark plays the right Card with his quarterback decision
Austin American-Statesman: Breakfast with Bevo: Texas sure passed the eye test in opening victory
Austin American-Statesman: Golden: Can Jordan Whittington overcome his injury history for Texas?
Austin American-Statesman: Our Texas report card out of the Longhorns’ 38-187n win over Louisiana
Austin American-Statesman: How our five pregame questions facing Texas worked out for the Horns
Dallas Morning News: 4 takeaways from Texas’ victory over Louisiana: Longhorns’ offense firing on all cylinders in opener
Dallas Morning News: Texas shows confidence, competence in Steve Sarkisian’s debut win over Louisiana-Lafayette
Dallas Morning News: Steve Sarkisian is known for his play-calling, and it showed during his Longhorns coaching debut
247Sports: Morning Brew: What Texas will find on film from Arkansas’ victory over Rice
Inside Texas: Sarkisian’s opening run game
Inside Texas: Inside Scoop: Post-Louisiana; injury sort of update; on Alfred Collins; 5-star hoops visitor
Inside Texas: Monday: The next step for 2021 Texas
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
No. 21 Texas stomps No. 23 Louisiana, 38-18, in Steve Sarkisian’s impressive debut
No. 21 Texas vs. No. 23 Louisiana: Game thread
Texas tops Louisiana 38-18: Post-game celebration thread
Inside the Numbers: Bijan Robinson’s career day propels Texas
Bijan Robinson snags Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week award
Steve Sarkisian details his logic behind playing both Hudson Card, Casey Thompson
How to Watch: Steve Sarkisian addresses the media ahead of Arkansas
2023 4-star WR Johntay Cook II releases top 12 schools
247Sports: The Stampede: Recruiting buzz following the first game weekend of the season
247Sports: Mike at Night: Notes on three big out of state targets
247Sports: Tracking Maalik Murphy: Texas QB commit’s progress shows continued growth
247Sports: Evaluating Texas targets from the weekend’s games
247Sports: Stat Sheet: Looking at performances from Texas targets and commits from Week Two
Inside Texas: Texas Longhorns best recruiting class scenario
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Our Daily Bears: Sunday thoughts on Baylor’s win over Texas State
Our Daily Bears: Zero Hyperbole: Baylor-Texas State was the worst broadcast ever
Our Daily Bears: Baylor beats Texas State 29-20!
Viva the Matadors: See ya, Cougs!
Viva the Matadors: Lessons to be learned from a wild night
Frogs O’ War: Big 12 Power Rankings: Texas is....?
Frogs O’ War: Quick Look: Cal Bears
Frogs O’ War: MMQB: Too early to tell
Frogs O’ War: Unlocking the Keys: How did TCU do?
Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma Football: Sloppy malaise sets in again in win over Tulane
Crimson and Cream Machine: Recap: OU underwhelms in 40-35 win over Tulane
Cowboys Ride For Free: COWBOY FOOTBALL: Oklahoma State 23, Missouri State 16
The Smoking Musket: West Virginia welcomes the Long Island Sharks to Morgantown
The Smoking Musket: Big 12 Roundup and Power Rankings: Oklahoma scare
The Smoking Musket: What I think after another mediocre offensive showing
The Smoking Musket: Doege’s turnovers doom West Virginia, Mountaineers fall to Maryland late
Wide Right & Natty Lite: This Week in GIFs: Northern Iowa
Wide Right & Natty Lite: Iowa State beats directional Iowa
Bring On The Cats: K-State 24, Stanford 7: Umm... defense?
Rock Chalk Talk: Lawrence Arnold’s breakout performance
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: Is Ben Roethlisberger actually aging badly?
SB Nation: Five bold predictions for the Patriots’ 2021 season
SB Nation: 49ers in Five: Why the Josh Norman signing might not be bad news
NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND
- It’s officially Campbell-Williams Field, y’all.
NEW from @ChuckCarltonDMN:— SportsDayDFW (@SportsDayDFW) September 4, 2021
Texas officially dedicates Campbell-Williams Field to honor Earl Campbell, Ricky Williams#HookEm https://t.co/TQXerXuTMm
- Redshirt junior Casey Thompson is expected to continue receiving snaps as Hudson Card’s backup.
Asked about getting Casey Thompson more snaps against Arkansas, Sark observed Nick Saban getting Tua Tagovailoa reps in 2017 and Jalen Hurts reps in 2018.— Horns247 (@Horns247) September 6, 2021
It paid off when they were needed.
“You always want to make sure your backup quarterback is prepared,” he said. #HookEm