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From Around The Big 12
Charlie Strong finally said what we’ve all known; Tyrone Swoopes will be the starter for the Longhorns. | The LGG
Texas Tech still has some position battles to work out as they get ready to play Sam Houston State. | Staking The Plains
In a little bit of news from last week, Iowa State lost a D-lineman to transfer. | The LGG
“I just understand the whole program better, the state of West Virginia better, the fan base better, the administration better,” Holgorsen said. “Some things I just had to deal with, which is the natural transition of taking over a program. Some mistakes were made based on not being a head coach in the past. You’re going to make bad hires at times. You’re going to make bad decisions in recruiting at times.” | ESPN
If OU has a problem with Akron… They won’t, so never mind. | Crimson & Cream Machine
“Is Bob Stoops on the hot seat?” | Blatant Homerism
Previewing TCU at Minnesota from the Horned Frogs perspective. | Frogs O’ War
For better or worse, Sam Richardson’s career will be defined by his senior year at Iowa State. | Wide Right & Natty Light
Three stats that need to (and should) improve for the Cowboys. | Pistols Firing
Oklahoma State’s Thursday night may have just gotten a little easier.
Coach Bonamego basically made it official today that Sr. DE Blake Serpa (knee/hamstring) is out Thursday. Hope is a return for Monmouth game
— Nate Schneider (@natejschneider) August 31, 2015
Opening Week Coaches’ Pressers
Baylor – Art Briles is excited about his team, and they’re ready for SMU. Although it seems that SMU’s two-deep is catching the Baylor staff off guard. | YouTube (16 min)
Texas – Charlie Strong spoke about preparing for Notre Dame | YouTube (28 min)
Oklahoma – Bob Stoops on preparing for Akron. | YouTube (36 min)
Oklahoma State – Mike Gundy presser as the Cowboys get ready to face Central Michigan on Thursday. | YouTube (34 min)
West Virginia – Dana Holgorsen is looking forward to Georgia Southern. | YouTube (23 min)
Texas Tech – Kliff Kingsbury is reluctant to name a starter as they prepare for the season. | YouTube (19 min)
College Football Across The Country
There’s a brand new site talking college football launching today giving their take on the game we love. Be sure to give them a look. | The Xtra Points
“One of the more remarkable aspects of the 2014 FBS season was that on multiple occasions — not just once — two highly-credentialed head coaches committed grade-school coaching errors… and one of them defended his move days after a Saturday defeat.” | The Student Section
The Sun Belt Conference is getting a new member. | SB Nation
“Hugh Freeze’s Ole Miss teams have been finesse spread squads but they’ll need to get down in the mud to take the last step and finally win the SEC in 2015.” | Football Study Hall
Former Notre Dame QB Everett Golson has been named the starter at Florida. | CBS Sports
LSU named Brandon Harris as their starting QB. | CBS Sports
And Georgia named Greyson Lambert as their QB1. | CBS Sports
“Coach Miles was a little bit under the weather this morning in his office,” athletic director Joe Alleva said. “He went down to see the trainers, and they told him it would be best for him to go to the hospital. They wanted him checked out on a precautionary basis.” | Fox Sports
Football, how we’ve missed you!
— Brandon O'Quinn (@brandonoquinn11) August 29, 2015
Sometimes you just feel it.
Amari Cooper is going to be really, really good.
This looks fantastic. Not so great for the NFL though.