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  1. Big 12 morning links

    Max Olson

    In case you went to bed early: Tom Brady got benched, the Raiders need a coach and Michigan needs some better PR. We've reached the end of Baker Mayfield's fight to become eligible for Oklahoma this season, and as you can imagine, the Mayfield fa...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  2. Baylor offense has Charlie Strong's respect

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Charlie Strong knew his Texas team would be an underdog against No. 7 Baylor. He hadn't heard how badly Vegas is doubting his team this week. "They're really good," Strong said of Baylor on Monday. "I don't know, what's the spread...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  3. Big 12 FPI rankings: Week 5

    Max Olson

    ESPN's Football Power Index is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of a team's performance going forward for the rest of the season. Every week, ESPN will be updating its FPI to compile a ranking based on 10,000 simulati...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  4. Kansas never found a spark under Charlie Weis

    Max Olson

    Charlie Weis stood before Kansas fans at a preseason pep rally last month and made his plea. He probably helped seal his fate, too. "I'm only asking for September," he told the fan base. "You give me September, and I'll give you a reason to come i...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  5. What we learned in the Big 12: Week 5

    Max Olson

    Here's what we learned about the Big 12 in Week 5: 1. Petty's toys are back in business: No video-game-crazy numbers for Baylor's offense in a 49-28 victory at Iowa State, just the usual display that makes it tough for Big 12 defensive coordinator...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  6. Texas DT Hassan Ridgeway rising right when needed

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas - When Charlie Strong gave Hassan Ridgeway a shout-out back in mid-August in front of a banquet crowd that included coaches, teammates, boosters and fans, the big man cringed in the back of the arena. He wasn't uncomfortable because ...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  7. Big 12 players in the Week 5 spotlight

    Max Olson

    Our weekly effort to identify one player poised for a breakout on each Big 12 team told you Samaje Perine was going to have a big night against West Virginia. Who's going to be the star of Week 5? Here are eight players we'll be watching: Oklahoma...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  8. Texas Longhorns' drug-testing efforts double under coach Charlie ...

    Max Olson

    Drug testing of Texas football players under first-year coach Charlie Strong is on pace to double last year's testing efforts, according to a report by the Austin American-Statesman.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2014
  9. Big 12 stat check: Week 5

    Max Olson

    A closer look at one statistic worth keeping an eye on for each Big 12 team entering Week 5: Baylor: Don't forget about Antwan Goodley. The potential All-America receiver went down with an injury in the season opener and enters Big 12 play with ze...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  10. Like Kliff, new Tech DC Smith had rapid rise

    Max Olson

    Mike Smith is not talking this week, which must be killing him. The man now fully responsible for Texas Tech's defense is not doing interviews this week, which is understandable. Tech is busy trying to rally from its abrupt coaching shakeup and pr...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  11. Texas seeks big-play potential in Big 12 play

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- In the Big 12, 20 points per game just won't cut it. If the Longhorns don't know that, they're about to find out. Texas enters conference play on Saturday at Kansas with an offense that ranks in the league's bottom three in most k...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  12. Baylor's Drango, Hager ready for title run

    Max Olson

    WACO, Texas -- Spencer Drango and Bryce Hager got rings like everyone else. They celebrated like everyone else inside Floyd Casey Stadium last December, when the Bears clinched their first outright conference title in more than 30 years. But it ju...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  13. Texas Longhorns coach Charlie Strong dismisses ninth player

    Max Olson

    Junior offensive tackle Kennedy Estelle was dismissed by Texas for violating team rules Tuesday, becoming the ninth player kicked off the team by coach Charlie Strong this season.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2014
  14. Big 12 morning links

    Max Olson

    I knew the Coke-for-tickets deal at Michigan was too good (or too bad?) to be true. Darn. On to the links... Oklahoma's battle to get Baker Mayfield eligible remains ongoing, reports Ryan Aber of The Oklahoman. Bob Stoops alluded to having some n...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  15. Ash 'at peace' with decision to stop playing

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- After three difficult weeks of contemplation, David Ash is ready to move on from football and begin the rest of his life. The former Texas Longhorns quarterback held a 25-minute news conference Monday and offered his first public ...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  16. David Ash moving on from football after leaving Texas Longhorns b...

    Max Olson

    After three difficult weeks of contemplation, David Ash is ready to move on from football and begin the rest of his life.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2014