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  1. Strong's defense-first recipe will test Big 12

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- We're all a bunch of suckers. We fell for a powerful form of distraction during the first eight months of Charlie Strong's debut year at Texas: The misdirection. We got fixated on changes, some real and many inconsequential: St...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  2. Big 12 fearless predictions

    Max Olson

    Today, Ivan Maisel offered up his bold predictions for the college football season. We figured we'd get in on the fun, too. Here's what we're comfortable forecasting in what should be a crazy Big 12 season. Jake Trotter's bold predictions Davis...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  3. Big 12 morning links

    Max Olson

    Congrats to "Breaking Bad" on all of its well-deserved Emmys. So happy to see Landry Clarke finally win the big one. On to the links: Kansas State won't release their depth chart until Tuesday, but Bill Snyder did address his intriguing running b...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  4. Strong's debut will feature fresh faces

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Charlie Strong and his coaches won't be the only new guy running out the tunnel for the Texas Longhorns on Saturday night. There are many more fresh faces Longhorn fans will soon get to know. Get ready for some surprises. Strong d...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  5. Position battle update: Kansas RB

    Max Olson

    With Brandon Bourbon and Taylor Cox lost for the season, the task of replacing one of the Kansas Jayhawks' top all-time rushers now falls on three newcomers. Here's where they stand: Contenders: Freshman Corey Avery, junior De'Andre Mann, freshman...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  6. Position battle update: Baylor OLB

    Max Olson

    You knew Baylor had some big shoes to fill after Lache Seastrunk, Tevin Reese, Cyril Richardson and Ahmad Dixon went off to the pros. But the Bears have another high-priority vacancy at outside linebacker that still needs a solution. Here's what we k...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  7. Texas' Gray back, better after rapid recovery

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Ever since he was 15, Johnathan Gray's feats have been met with effusive praise. And his latest one might be his finest. Charlie Strong told a kickoff luncheon crowd last week that a Texas assistant recently offered up some feedba...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  8. Position battle update: Texas WR

    Max Olson

    Texas' wide receiving corps lost three players to discipline and one starter to an injury. Who's left? Who's going to make an impact in the Longhorns' opener against North Texas? Here's a closer look. Contenders: Junior Marcus Johnson, sophomore J...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  9. Big 12 morning links

    Max Olson

    A lot of good tweets out there about Johnny Manziel's gesture to the Washington Redskins on "Monday Night Football," but my favorite? The excuse his agent came up with. Good times. On to the links: The final verdict on Joe Mixon's discipline Mond...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  10. Position battle update: TCU QB

    Max Olson

    TCU will soon have an answer to its offseason-long question of who will replace Casey Pachall. Here's what we know: Contenders: Senior Matt Joeckel, junior Trevone Boykin Not contenders: Freshmen Foster Sawyer and Grayson Muehlstein are both ex...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  11. Takeaways belt a point of pride for Texas D

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas - When Texas linebacker Dalton Santos ran onto the field for practice last Sunday wearing a pro wrestling-style title belt, naturally, there were going to be questions. While the belt and its origins remain shrouded in mystery, some ...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  12. Big 12 recruiting scorecard

    Max Olson

    We're less than two weeks away from the season and only 170 days away from national signing day. Here's your weekly update on where each Big 12 program stands on the recruiting front: BAYLOR Total commits: 11 ESPN 300 commits: 3 The latest: ESP...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  13. Big 12 morning links

    Max Olson

    Happy Friday everybody. The first glorious Saturday of the season is now two weeks and a day away. Hang in there, we're just so close. Here's what happening in Big 12 country: The Oklahoman is reporting the Joe Mixon case is finally seeing some p...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  14. Petty ranked sixth in Heisman Watch

    Max Olson

    If you ask Art Briles, Bryce Petty should've been a Heisman Trophy finalist last December. "You know, honestly, personally and professionally, I'm a little upset about the way it all transpired last year," Briles said at Big 12 media days. "I cert...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  15. Hicks ready for redo after two lost years

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Jordan Hicks had to pause last week when the question that has no perfect answer was broached. "What's been the highlight of your career?" "Umm..." He's started 15 games at Texas and played in 17 more. But he's also been injur...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  16. University of Texas hires former quarterback Vince Young

    Max Olson

    Vince Young has been hired by the University of Texas to work for its Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2014