Monday, December 19, 2011

Dancing in the Ruins: Mike Gundy, Mack Brown, Robert Griffin III, and more.

 (Dancing in the Ruins is SWRT's look at the Big XII Conference. Or at least what's left of it.)  

Higher and Higher. 
Oklahoma State head football coach Mike Gundy and Baylor head football coach Art Briles represent the Big 12 on Matt Hayes' list of "Five Coaches on the Rise." (The Sporting News)

The Man Who Fell to Earth.
Meanwhile, Texas head football coach Mack Brown lands on Hayes' list of coaches "in trouble in 2012." (The Sporting News)

Be True to Your School.
Fiesta Bowl opposing head football coaches Mike Gundy and David Shaw of Stanford are both alums of their respective schools. (Barry Tramel's Blog)

Welcome to the Boomtown.
Bryan Curtis details how Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III is part of a QB boom in Texas which also includes Stanford QB Andrew Luck, and current NFL QB's Drew Brees and Matthew Stafford. (The New York Times)

I'm Movin' On.
Oklahoma freshman running back Brandon Williams is transferring to Texas A&M. (Bryant-College Station Eagle)

It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday.
Missouri safeties coach Barry Odom says it was a difficult decision to leave Gary Pinkel's coaching staff to become defensive coordinator for Memphis. He did it anyway, though. (The Columbia Daily Tribune)

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