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  1. Gundy wins another national award

    David Ubben

    Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy won the Paul "Bear" Bryant College Coach of the Year Award on Thursday night. He beat out LSU coach Les Miles and seven other finalists after leading Oklahoma State to a 12-1 record and the school's first Big 12 tit...

    Blog | January 20, 2012
  2. Three Big 12 coaches up for top honor

    David Ubben

    Three Big 12 coaches are among the 10 nominees for the Bear Bryant Coach of the Year Award. Baylor's Art Briles, Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy and Kansas State's Bill Snyder are all nominees. The other nominees: Bret Bielema, Wisconsin Brad...

    Blog | December 15, 2011
  3. Gauging the Big 12's top coaches in 2011

    David Ubben

    Four Big 12 coaches have been named to the 20-man watch list for the Bear Bryant Coach of the Year Award, but who deserves it in the Big 12 this season? Mike Gundy's Oklahoma State team is one of eight remaining undefeated teams left in the FBS. D...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  4. Yards to Glory: Turn back the clock

    David Ubben

    Monday we began a week-long project looking at the most famous touchdowns from 100+ yards down to one yard, and we'll be taking a look at each of the Big 12 entrants on the blog throughout the week. You can see the full project here. We'll wrap...

    Blog | August 04, 2011
  5. Is Mack Brown channeling Bear Bryant?

    David Ubben

    Plenty has been written about Texas' offseason overhaul, and plenty more will be written. But as the Longhorns prepare to kick off spring practice, Football Outsiders' KC Joyner asks: Is Mack Brown restructuring his program around what Alabama gre...

    Blog | February 23, 2011
  6. Rose Bowl still the best setting in sports

    David Ubben

    PASADENA, Calif. -- There's something about the Rose Bowl's setting that takes your breath away. When I was a kid growing up in the Midwest during the late 1960s, I can still remember how magical the stadium looked on TV when Big Ten teams like In...

    Blog | January 07, 2010
  7. Texas A&M AdvoCare V100 bowl facts

    David Ubben

    Here's a look at a few notable factoids about Texas A&M and its bowl history as the Aggies prepare for the AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl (ESPN2, 5 p.m. ET) later today in Shreveport, La. Bowl record: 13-17 Current bowl streak: Lost 3. ...

    Blog | December 28, 2009
  8. Brown loved the Crimson Tide as a young fan

    David Ubben

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas coach Mack Brown, like many young college football fans in the South who grew up in the 1960s, had a love affair with Paul "Bear" Bryant's Alabama teams. The Crimson Tide claimed national championships in 1964 and 1965 and c...

    Blog | December 21, 2009
  9. Arkansas-A&M rivalry a nod to the old SWC

    David Ubben

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin ARLINGTON, Texas -- I think I've wandered into some kind of football time warp. Sure, the Texas A&M-Arkansas game will be played in the modernistic Cowboys Stadium. Every known spectator amenity known to man...

    Blog | October 03, 2009
  10. Never too early to look at Nebraska's opener

    David Ubben

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin I always kid with my friends in the Nebraska media corps about the all-encompassing nature of their jobs covering Cornhusker football. The Cornhuskers' traditional excellence, along with the lack of major-leag...

    Blog | May 13, 2009
  11. Early morning wake-ups helped A&M build team morale

    David Ubben

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Spring workouts have left Texas A&M players scrambling out of their beds to report for practice well before daylight. Part of that was designed by A&M coach Mike Sherman to foster...

    Blog | April 18, 2009
  12. Big 12 lunch links: Bradford aiming to become better leader

    David Ubben

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin No contract negotiations across the conference for Big 12 coaches and we're only four days from the start of spring practice. Oh yeah, it's supposed to be 72 degrees in San Antonio this afternoon with...

    Blog | February 23, 2009
  13. Texas A&M's Mount Rushmore

    David Ubben

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin No fan base in the Big 12 values its history and tradition quite like Texas A&M's supporters do. The Aggies have many strong candidates who would merit consideration on my mythical Mount Rushmore fo...

    Blog | February 12, 2009
  14. Whatever happened to Stoops' big-game coaching magic?

    David Ubben

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin There's some interesting banter among pundits about Oklahoma's recent loss in the BCS National Championship Game to Florida. Doug Benc/Getty Images Has ...

    Blog | January 14, 2009
  15. Stoops-Brown rivalry one for the ages

    David Ubben

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin DALLAS -- Tomorrow amongst the ferris wheels and corn dogs, we'll celebrate the kind of coaching rivalry that used to mark college football. In the Big Ten, the legendary "Ten-Year War" involved Woody Hayes vs. Bo Sch...

    Blog | October 10, 2008