Texas Longhorns: Jeremiah George
"That's the game, baby, pelicans eat fish!" Classic.
- Baylor will have the chance to quiet doubters during Big 12 play, writes John Werner of the Waco Tribune.
- "We can't let it linger," Iowa State linebacker Jeremiah George told Randy Peterson of the Des Moines Register. The Cyclones travel to Texas Tech this weekend after feeling robbed in their loss to Texas last Thursday.
- Consistency has been one of the main problems for Kansas, writes Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal-World.
- An uncharacteristic, mistake-filled performance led to Kansas State's last-minute loss to Oklahoma State on Saturday, writes Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle.
- Oklahoma's defense suffered a major blow with linebacker Corey Nelson likely out for the season due to a torn pectoral muscle. A true freshman appears poised to step in for the senior, writes The Oklahoman's Jason Kersey.
- Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy is tired of answering questions about the Cowboys' offensive struggles, writes Jimmie Tramel of the Tulsa World. The Cowboys coach makes some valid points about the reasons for offensive struggles at OSU and around the Big 12.
- Quarterback David Ash has been ruled out against Oklahoma, just one of several injuries starting to pile up at Texas, writes ESPN.com's Max Olson.
- Head coach Gary Patterson doesn't think making a coaching change will spark TCU's offense, writes Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
- Texas Tech has leaned on solid defense and offensive playmakers with the quarterback spot unclear, writes Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
- Well, at least one person is convinced. "I think Baylor is going to win the Big 12," West Virginia's Shaq Rowell said after the Mountaineers' 73-42 loss to the Bears. It all started up front, writes Dave Hickman of the Charleston Gazette.
September, 26, 2013
By Jake Trotter | ESPN.com
You can't accuse Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard of mincing words:
- Cyclones linebacker Jeremiah George will be facing off against Tulsa QB Cody Green for a fourth time tonight, the Des Moines Register's Randy Peterson points out.
- Texas Tech's linebackers are bringing the hammer, writes the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal's Don Williams.
- The Dallas Morning News analyzes Baylor's hot start to the season.
- It's been the same plan with worse results for West Virginia, writes the Charleston Gazette's Dave Hickman.
- Kansas State has many questions going into its open date, writes the Manhattan Mercury's Joel Jellison.
- Even after Texas' win over Kansas State, the Daily Texan lays out possible replacements for Mack Brown.
- Much has changed in Norman since the first time Bob Stoops faced Notre Dame, writes The Oklahoman's Jason Kersey.
- Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer is concerned about West Virginia's running backs and the way they catch the ball, according to The Oklahoman's Gina Mizell.
- Sophomore defensive back Derrick Kindred has been a versatile option for the TCU defense, writes Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
- Close victories haven’t resulted in momentum for the Jayhawks, writes the Kansas City Star's Blair Kerkhoff.
August, 28, 2013
By Brandon Chatmon | ESPN.com
He's not heading to the Big 12, but any football fan would love this run... stop it, Jabrill, just stop it.
- West Virginia's leading rusher, Andrew Buie, is slated to redshirt this season, reports Mike Casazza of the Charleston Daily Mail. Houston transfer Charles Sims sits atop the depth chart at running back.
- TCU coach Gary Patterson likes the underdog role heading into the Horned Frogs' opener against LSU, writes Gil Lebreton of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
- Patterson goes into detail about TCU's quarterback battle and playing Casey Pachall and Trevone Boykin, reports Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Also Devonte Fields is set to suit up on Saturday but probably won't play.
- There are three keys to West Virginia's season, writes Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- Jake Waters may be the starting quarterback at Kansas State but don't forget about Daniel Sams, writes Bob Lutz of The Wichita Eagle.
- KSU's Travis Britz expects a different feeling in the Wildcats' season opener than he had a year ago, reports The Wichita Eagle's Kellis Robinett.
- The first weekend of high school football brought a horrifying moment for Oklahoma center Ty Darlington. The Oklahoman's Jason Kersey talked to Darlington about watching his brother Zach get injured during a high school game last weekend.
- Oklahoma State running back Jeremy Smith almost left Stillwater early in his career but ultimately decided to stay. Now he's the main man in the Cowboys backfield, writes The Oklahoman's John Helsley.
- The Oklahoman's Gina Mizell takes a look at some of Oklahoma State's options at left tackle to replace Devin Davis. Davis is expected to miss the season with a torn ACL.
- "The closest we’ve seen to Baylor’s speed was when the Carolina Panthers were here for training camp,” --Wofford coach Mike Ayers doesn't sound too excited about the prospect of facing Baylor's athletes. The Waco Tribune's John Werner has the report.
- Jeremiah George and the Iowa State defense will have to keep its focus if the Cyclones hope to exceed expectations this fall.
- Texas Tech hopes to go from "worst to first" after struggling to create turnovers last season, reports Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Williams also has a couple Red Raider newcomers to keep an eye on.
- An overlooked junior college transfer is poised to help Kansas' secondary this season, writes Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal World.
- Nobody will know what Oklahoma has in Trevor Knight until Saturday, writes Guerin Emig of the Tulsa World.
- Texas lost a defensive tackle as Ashton Dorsey elected to transfer on Tuesday, reports HornsNation's Max Olson.
- UT defensive coordinator Manny Diaz talks about the Longhorns' defense.
June, 3, 2013
By Carter Strickland | ESPN.com
HornsNation is breaking down Texas' 2013 football schedule every Monday this summer. This week: The Longhorns' fifth game of the season vs. the Iowa State Cyclones on Oct. 3.
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