Monday, September 16, 2013

The Ruins: Mack Brown on the hot seat, Oklahoma St., Blake Bell, and ...Death Cab for Cutie?

Dancing in the Ruins - The new Big 12 climbing out of the ruins of the old. 

It's gettin' hot in here.
Texas head football coach Mack Brown jumps to the top of the Coaches Hot Seat rankings following last Saturday's Longhorn loss to Ole Miss. Don't laugh, Charlie Weis - you're in second place.

Crawling from the Wreckage.
Barking Carnival looks at what it will take for Texas to go forward during a change of both head coach and athletic director that may or may not happen after the Longhorns' disastrous start of the 2013 season. 

What Took You So Long?
Jordan Esco tries to figure out why it took so long for Oklahoma to name Blake Bell starting quarterback. (Crimson and Cream Machine)

Come on to the Future.
With Oklahoma having a bye week this weekend, Jason Kersey takes a look ahead to what the Sooners face for the rest of the season. Up next on Sept. 28, a big game against Notre Dame. (The Oklahoman)

The Right Profile. 
Viva the Matadors looks at the attention being given to first-year Texas Tech HC Kliff Kingsbury is getting for his looks. 

Much Ado About Nothing?
Will Leitch comments on both Sports Illustrated's undrwhelming "exposé" on Oklahoma State,the bombastic backlash against it. (Sports on Earth)

My Heart Will Go On. 
The athletic directors of Iowa and Iowa State both agree that the Cy-Hawk Series rivalry between the two schools will continue beyond the point where the current contract between the schools is scheduled to end in 2017. Iowa beat Iowa St. on Saturday 27-21. (The Des Moines Register)

You Dropped a Pass on Me. 
Matt Tait looks at the problem Kansas is having with dropped passes. Did I mention that Kansas HC Charlie Weis was on the Hot Seat? I believe I did. (The Lawrence Journal-World)

A Rose is Still a Rose.
Kellis Robinett profiles Kansas State running back Robert Rose. (The Wichita Eagle)

The lay of the landscape.
Robert Whetsell looks at the Big 12 three weeks into the season. (Cowboys Ride for Free)


I Will Follow You Into the Dark. 
You know things are bad at Texas when the team is being explained via Death Cab for Cutie songs. (Burnt Orange Nation)

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.
Wide Right & Natty Lite tries to stay positive after Iowa State's loss to Iowa. Two words: Basketball season. Thank your lucky stars for Fred Hoiberg, Cyclone fans.

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