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For OU And Texas Change Is Afoot In 2013

For OU And Texas Change Is Afoot In 2013 | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

Sooner4OU Commentary: In this post by Travis Haney on his ESPN.com Blog, he discusses in summary the many changes that OU and Texas are making to adjust for the Read-Option (Think Johnny Manzeil) and the SEC's continued dominance of the National Championship position.  It was obvious and the two fan bases were literally up in arms over the lack of meaningful change by both coaching staffs.  While their issues may be slightly different, the need to adjust to some of the popular schemes that are driving the high flying offenses of some of the elite teams like Oregon, Alabama and Texas A&M was apparent.


Now, both teams have made changes to their respective coaching staffs, modified their schemes and are drilling their players to execute against these changes and become highly competent quickly, as the two fan bases are restless.  Although, the Texas folks have a steeper hill to climb given their record and struggles over the last three years.


Both, OU and Texas' upcoming spring games are going to be televised on Fox SouthWest and Longhorn network respectively.  So, it will be interesting to see how these changes take hold and whether they will allow either the Sooners or Longhorns back to the "Elite" level this season or next.

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Texas football Coach Mack Brown Says He Won't Retire After OU Whipping

Texas football Coach Mack Brown Says He Won't Retire After OU Whipping | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

Sooner4OU Commentary:  Isn't it interesting how the tables have turned on the two programs in just a few short weeks.  This further illustrates the addage that "it usually isn't as bad as it seems or as good as it seems, but somewhere in the middle".  The Sooners took the Longhorns out behind the woodshed and wnet old school on them, leaving Mack to pick up the pieces.  It is interesting the lack of commentary by DeLoss Dodds (UT AD) in the last couple of days.  Is that a show of support or lack thereof? 


Article Excerpt: Mack Brown isn't going anywhere. On Monday, the Texas coach said he has no plans to retire despite speculation about his future with the Longhorns following a 63-21 drubbing by Oklahoma.


Texas is 6-9 against OU under Brown, including three straight losses.

"I'm way too competitive and have way too much pride to leave something bad," Brown said. "I'm going to get this fixed."


During the Longhorns' team meeting Sunday night, Brown told his players he wasn't quitting on them and expects them to do the same.


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Bar None - No College Football Rivalry Beats Texas-Oklahoma

Bar None - No College Football Rivalry Beats Texas-Oklahoma | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

Sooner4OU Commentary: Is everyone ready for the 107th Red River Rivalry? It is time for the Sooners to step up and take care of business and punch the Longhorns right across the tenderloin and send Bevo back to Austin as ground beef. This game could be the cinder to start the fire and burn their way to the top of the Big12 and more....


Article Excerpt: Visiting the Baltimore Ravens' locker room this week for a future story, I ran into rookie kicker Justin Tucker, who was preparing at this time last year for the University of Texas' annual game at the Cotton Bowl against Oklahoma.


What's the difference as a Longhorn, I asked him, playing against Oklahoma and Texas A&M?


"Playing against Texas A&M is like playing against your little brother," he said. "Playing against Oklahoma is like playing against your mortal enemy."

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#10 Oklahoma Sooners vs. #11 Texas Longhorns - 2000

Red River Romp by Oklahoma over Texas!  This is a classic OU win over the Longhorns and one for the record books.


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Tommy Tuberville's Last Year And Sooners Reign Supreme Atop The Big12 in 2012

Tommy Tuberville's Last Year And Sooners Reign Supreme Atop The Big12 in 2012 | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

Sooner4ou Commentary:  2012 will see the beginning of the end for Tommy Tuberville at Tech.   Firing Leach is the biggest mistake in Texas tech history, especially over that giant turd of human being Craig James.  The Sooners will recliam their rightful place atop the Big12 and compete for national honors. West Virginia should place 2nd. TCU, Texas and Okie State will be vying for 3rd, 4th and 5th place respectively.


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Is Big 12 Expansion Coming Soon?

Is Big 12 Expansion Coming Soon? | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

The Big 12 is one step closer to long-term stability with the news Monday that Big 12 presidents have given their approval to the new ESPN deal, which along with a new Fox contract, will deliver some $20 million annually to the member schools through 2025.


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Getting To Know You: An Overview of Big 12 Opponents

Getting To Know You: An Overview of Big 12 Opponents | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

With WVU's move to the Big 12 becoming official on Tuesday, it's time for all Big12 fans to get acquainted with the members of their new revised conference.


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OU Releases Full 2012 Football Schedule

OU Releases Full 2012 Football Schedule | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

The University of Oklahoma announced its three-game 2012 non-conference football schedule today, one day after the Big 12 released its 2012 nine-game conference schedule for the Sooners. Oklahoma announced non-conference games against the University of Texas at El Paso, Florida A&M and Notre Dame.


Below is Oklahoma's full 2012 schedule showing all Saturdays from September 1 through December 1. Game times will be determined at a later date due to television consideration.


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Oklahoma Sooners Need Help From Texas To Make BCS

Oklahoma Sooners Need Help From Texas To Make BCS | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

Sooner4OU Commnetary:  Well this article is right about one of the BCS qualifying scenarios, but there are others.  So, no one needs to get to caught up in the "help from Texas thing" as it will be a crazy game i am sure of that.  K-State is the better team, but as we have seen so far this season anything can happen on any given day.  I still believe that the Sooners will get a BCS bowl bid, but it will be close.  What do you think?


Article Excerpt: The BCS Championship and Rose Bowl matchups will be decided this weekend. The ACC, Big 12 and Big East champions will all get an automatic bid, leaving only three at-large bids. Florida and Oregon are likely to be guaranteed a bid with each school being ranked in the top 5 of the BCS, leaving one bid open. If Kent State beats Northern Illinois in the MAC Championship this weekend, it will likely take the final at-large bid by jumping into the top 16.


The Sooners need some help.


Oklahoma has to beat TCU in its final conference game and then root for Texas. The Sooners have to hope that a team they beat by 42 points can upset Kansas State at home. If Texas is unable to beat Kansas State, then Oklahoma may be shut out of the BCS picture completely.

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Sooners Defensive Line Makes A Stand; Impresses OU Fans And Depresses Texas Fans

Sooners Defensive Line Makes A Stand; Impresses OU Fans And Depresses Texas Fans | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

Oklahoma's defensive linemen heard all the naysayers. So it was gratifying to shut them up in a dominating performance against Texas.


The Sooners defensive line heard the chatter.


Oklahoma's not strong enough, Oklahoma's not physical enough, Oklahoma can't hold up against tough running games.


Entering Saturday's Red River Rivalry game against Texas, the questions about OU's defensive interior, nationally and locally, put the line in the spotlight.


"People saying we don't have guys like GK [Gerald McCoy], Frank [Alexander], Jeremy Beal, Auston English," defensive end R.J. Washington said. "They've been talking about me, Casey [Walker] and J-Mac [Jamarkus McFarland]. They always say Casey is too short, and I never make plays, David [King] never makes plays.


"For two years, they've been talking about us and what we were going to do and having 'down' years because we're the weak spot."

Then the Sooners coaching staff pushed things to another level.

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OU vs. Texas: Different Stakes In 2012

OU vs. Texas: Different Stakes In 2012 | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

Sooner4OU Commentary:  One day till kickoff in one of the most storied match-ups in all of sports.  Yes, the Red River Rivalry is set to kickoff at 11AM tomorrow and the Sooners are itching to keep some positive momentum going in 2012 and scratch out a win against Mack Brown's Longhorns.  it should be a tight and hard fought battle, but i believe the Sooners come out on top.  What do you think?


Article Excerpt: The Red River Shootout has traditionally been a battle to see who would win the Big 12, but this year the two arch-rivals are playing to stave off elimination in the conference title race.


The Red River Shootout has long been the annual contest for conference and regional dominance. Texas and OU have combined to win over half (9 of 17) of the Big 12 championships, with the winner of the annual Cotton Bowl game claiming 7 of those crowns.


Bob Stoops took over the head coaching position at Oklahoma only 1 year after Mack Brown did at Texas. In their collective era, the Sooners have dominated with an 8-5 record, including 3 blowouts and 7 Big 12 championships.


However, this year both teams are struggling to maintain leverage in a conference of teams that have utilized the spread offense, the increase in quarterbacks produced by Texas high schools and increasing TV revenues to thin the margin between the Red River contestants and the rest of the pack.

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Five Memorable Plays For Sooner Fans From OU-Texas Rivalry

Five Memorable Plays For Sooner Fans From OU-Texas Rivalry | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it
As part of our Red River Rivalry in July, we look at five plays from the Red River Rivalry that Longhorns fans would rather forget.

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2012 Preseason NCAA Football Consensus Top 25

2012 Preseason NCAA Football Consensus Top 25 | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

The consensus national top 25 and conference predictions of all the college football preseason magazines, for 2012.  OU is tied for third with Alabama.  Five Big12 teams are in the Top25.


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Q&A: Big 12's Commish Chuck Neinas On Expansion

Q&A: Big 12's Commish Chuck Neinas On Expansion | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it
Tuesday and Wednesday, Big 12 commissioner Chuck Neinas was one of 11 FBS conference commissioners (in addition to Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick) who met in Dallas to discuss the future of college football's postseason and possible changes to the BCS format.

He'll be leaving his interim post to his successor by July 1, but after the meetings concluded, he took a few minutes to speak with ESPN.com on the league's rocky recent past and possible future expansion.

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Big 12 Commish Neinas To Leave By July 1

Big 12 Commish Neinas To Leave By July 1 | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

Big 12 commissioner Chuck Neinas will leave his post by July 1, he told ESPN.com on Wednesday at the college football commissioners' meetings.


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