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Outside the Texas game, that's a fine season IMO. 10-2, up for a BCS at-large bid with the defense and special teams carrying the team all year. Great job by Bell coming in and doing what he did in the 2nd half, that was gritty.

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Outside the Texas game, that's a fine season IMO. 10-2, up for a BCS at-large bid with the defense and special teams carrying the team all year. Great job by Bell coming in and doing what he did in the 2nd half, that was gritty.

Still can't believe that game. Ugh.

Always nice to remind OSU there's a reason we're up 84-17 (I think). Even in our ####ty seasons we're better haha.

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If they get the Sugar that is awesome. Sure they'll be expected to get housed but what if they don't? In a rebuilding year where I thought eight wins was great, they definitely exceeded expectations. Play with Bama, and this season is a great success. Win? Glorious.

New Orleans is such a weird place to fly, tickets are ridiculous. Looking into it though.

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Surprised espn projects Oklahoma over Oregon. I know they travel better than Oregon but Alabama vs Oregon much better game

Maybe not after a month to prep. OU got better as the season went along and Bama lost to Utah in this very same spot a few years ago. Plus Oregon isn't all that good either, they got housed by a really bad Arizona team.

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If they get the Sugar that is awesome. Sure they'll be expected to get housed but what if they don't? In a rebuilding year where I thought eight wins was great, they definitely exceeded expectations. Play with Bama, and this season is a great success. Win? Glorious.

New Orleans is such a weird place to fly, tickets are ridiculous. Looking into it though.

Here's the thing. What's lining up for them is either the Sugar against Bama, the Cotton against LSU or the Alamo against a decent P12 team--maybe Oregon. There's a good chance they lose all of those games. Might as well go for the gusto against Bama.

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If they get the Sugar that is awesome. Sure they'll be expected to get housed but what if they don't? In a rebuilding year where I thought eight wins was great, they definitely exceeded expectations. Play with Bama, and this season is a great success. Win? Glorious.

New Orleans is such a weird place to fly, tickets are ridiculous. Looking into it though.

Here's the thing. What's lining up for them is either the Sugar against Bama, the Cotton against LSU or the Alamo against a decent P12 team--maybe Oregon. There's a good chance they lose all of those games. Might as well go for the gusto against Bama.

Alamo against Oregon would be my preference but one of those teams is getting the Sugar. Playing Bama would be a good experience but they'd get steamrolled if Bama bothers to show up.

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If they get the Sugar that is awesome. Sure they'll be expected to get housed but what if they don't? In a rebuilding year where I thought eight wins was great, they definitely exceeded expectations. Play with Bama, and this season is a great success. Win? Glorious.

New Orleans is such a weird place to fly, tickets are ridiculous. Looking into it though.

Here's the thing. What's lining up for them is either the Sugar against Bama, the Cotton against LSU or the Alamo against a decent P12 team--maybe Oregon. There's a good chance they lose all of those games. Might as well go for the gusto against Bama.

Alamo against Oregon would be my preference but one of those teams is getting the Sugar. Playing Bama would be a good experience but they'd get steamrolled if Bama bothers to show up.

I take the money and the exposure of the Sugar every time. They will be two TD underdogs with a big opportunity to show something on the national stage with almost no expectations. I think they got better as the season progressed, I wouldn't be surprised if they kept it somewhat close.

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I gotta admit that they put together a nice game plan. Kicking, clawing, etc to a win. Couldnt ask for more on what shouldve been an "off" year.

Hopefully they show well against bama.

And I cant help but like blake bell, the guy performs when necessary. I'd like to know what they did different in the OSU game compared to TEX from a coaching perspective.

I still agree with an assistant/position coaching shakeup this offseason.

Being in the south I see alot of SEC games. I couldnt help but notice that auburns offense at least appears like it might be a better fit for our personnel.

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If they get the Sugar that is awesome. Sure they'll be expected to get housed but what if they don't? In a rebuilding year where I thought eight wins was great, they definitely exceeded expectations. Play with Bama, and this season is a great success. Win? Glorious.

GLORIOUS!

#### yeah, BOOMER!!!!

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SI.com - The Big-12's Burning Questions

• Baylor: Can the Bears' offense pick up where it left off?

The Bears have a number of holes to fill on an offense that averaged an FBS-best 52.4 points per game last season. Ultra-efficient quarterback Bryce Petty returns for his senior year, but running backs Lache Seastrunk (1,177 rushing yards, 11 touchdowns) and Glasco Martin (509 yards, seven touchdowns), and wide receiver Tevin Reese (867 receiving yards, eight touchdowns), are gone. Keep an eye on the progression of sophomore running back Shock Linwood; he was the team's second-leading rusher with 881 yards last fall. The offensive line's development will be critical, too, with All-America guard Cyril Richardson among three key losses on the unit. Baylor's offense won't sneak up on opponents this season, and it will be up to Petty, Linwood and wideouts Antwan Goodley and Levi Norwood to prevent a drop-off in production.

• Iowa State: Is Mark Mangino the answer for the Cyclones' attack?

Iowa State struggled on both sides of the ball in 2013. The Cyclones ranked ninth in the Big 12 in scoring offense (24.8 points per game) and 10th in the league in scoring defense (36.0 points allowed per game) as they limped to a 3-9 record. New offensive coordinator Mark Mangino has been tasked with finding some answers for the dismal attack. His first order of business? Working out the kinks at quarterback, where Sam B. Richardson and Grant Rohach both saw significant playing time last fall. Neither was particularly impressive. They combined tho throw for 19 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. The good news for Mangino is that the offense returns 10 starters, including the entire offensive line and leading rusher Aaron Wimberly. The coach also has a proven track record. He called plays for Oklahoma's 2000 BCS title-winning offense, and his Kansas team won the '08 Orange Bowl.

• Kansas: Can transfer T.J. Millweard solve the Jayhawks' quarterback issues?

Coach Charlie Weis has yet another transfer in the mix for the starting quarterback spot. Such passers as Dayne Christ and Jake Heaps haven't found much success after transferring to Kansas, but perhaps T. J. Millweard can jumpstart an aerial attack that finished 119th in FBS last year. Millweard sat out the 2013 campaign after leaving UCLA, where he backed up Brett Hundley. Now, he'll join a spring competition with Heaps (eight touchdowns, 10 interceptions in '13) and Montell Cozart. The Jayhawks return three starting wide receivers, including Tony Pierson and Jimmay Mundine. First-year offensive coordinator John Reagan's spread scheme could work well for Millweard, who ran a similar offense in high school.

• Kansas State: Who steps up on defense?

The Wildcats' defense was formidable last season. It allowed just 22.9 points per game, third in the Big 12. This spring, however, K-State will be looking for a few new faces to step up. Coach Bill Snyder's team loses seven starters, including All-Big 12 safety Ty Zimmerman. The lone returning linebacker is Jonathan Truman (89 tackles). Look for bigger roles for the likes of safety Dante Barnett and defensive end Ryan Mueller, both seniors. Juco defensive back Danzel McDaniel could also make an instant impact the secondary. There is talent on this side of the ball, but the Wildcats need a few reserves to take on added responsibility.

• Oklahoma: Where do the Sooners turn at running back?

Tailback Damien Williams was dismissed from the team last November, and the Sooners will also lose Brennan Clay -- last season's leading rusher -- and Roy Finch to graduation. Entering spring practice, all indications are that Keith Ford and Alex Ross will be battling for the starting role. Ford and Ross were each highly touted as recruits, but neither has much college experience. Both will look to establish themselves before Joe Mixon, a five-star prospect out of Oakley, Calif., arrives on campus and makes a push for carries. Also, be sure to monitor quarterback Trevor Knight's continued development. He shined in the Sugar Bowl after an inconsistent campaign, but he's firmly in command of the offense. Kendal Thompson transferred to Utah in February and Blake Bell switched positions to tight end.

• Oklahoma State: Can the Cowboys put last season's disappointing finish behind them?

After a 10-1 start that included a rout of previously unbeaten Baylor, Oklahoma State went out with a whimper: The Cowboys lost to Oklahoma in their regular-season finale before falling to Missouri in the Cotton Bowl. Now, Oklahoma State looks to bounce back with a roster that returns only nine starters, including four on defense. Keep an eye on linebacker Ryan Simmons and cornerback Kevin Peterson, who both seem poised to step up. Quarterback remains a question mark, too, as J.W. Walsh and Clint Chelf will again compete for the starting job. But don't count out freshman Mason Rudolph. The early enrollee passed for 4,377 yards with 64 touchdowns as a senior at Northwestern High in Rock Hill, S.C.

• TCU: Can a staff shakeup spark the Horned Frogs' offense?

The Horned Frogs went 4-8 last season, their worst record since they went 1-10 in 1997. Much of the blame falls on an attack that scored just 25.1 points per game, eighth in the Big 12. In response, coach Gary Patterson brought in Sonny Crumbie and Doug Meacham as his new co-offensive coordinators, and they have plenty to figure out. Trevone Boykin (1,198 passing yards, seven touchdowns, seven interceptions) was underwhelming last year, and little-used quarterback Tyler Matthews should compete with Boykin for reps this spring. TCU will also look to establish some rhythm on the ground. Tailback Aaron Green will get some carries alongside B.J. Catalon.

• Texas: How will new coach Charlie Strong make use of his talent?

Lost in last season's Mack Brown farewell tour was the fact that the Longhorns, despite their struggles, remained in the mix for the Big 12 title until their regular-season finale. Now, Charlie Strong takes over a team set to return 13 starters. Quarterback David Ash's health will be a major storyline this spring; he missed 10 games last year with concussion-like symptoms, but has been cleared for workouts. Ash and Tyrone Swoopes are the frontrunners for the starting job, though USC transfer Max Wittek is still considering joining the team. Texas should have plenty of other weapons on offense, too, including wide receiver Jaxon Shipley and tailbacks Johnathan Gray, Malcolm Brown and Joe Bergeron. Meanwhile, the defense loses only four starters. Spring practice presents Strong's first opportunity to cultivate his own atmosphere and culture in Austin.

• Texas Tech: Can the Red Raiders avoid a drop-off in the passing game?

After playing musical chairs at quarterback in 2013, Davis Webb is now the guy at Texas Tech. His emergence last fall led to the transfers of Michael Brewer and Baker Mayfield. Yet Webb enters the spring looking for new targets. His top two pass-catchers, tight end Jace Amaro (106 catches for 1,352 yards) and wideout Eric Ward (83 grabs for 947 yards), are gone. The Red Raiders will look for Jakeem Grant, Bradley Marquez and juco transfer Devin Lauderdale to step up. Four starters on the offensive line return, and they should bring stability to an aerial attack that averaged 392.8 yards per game last season, second nationally.

• West Virginia: How will the Mountaineers look on defense?

West Virginia's defensive coordinator spot might as well be a revolving door. Keith Patterson, who held the position in 2013, bolted for Arizona State in February. Coach Dana Holgorsen subsequently promoted safeties coach Tony Gibson, who becomes the program's fourth defensive coordinator in Holgorsen's four seasons in Morgantown. Gibson has lots of work to do. The Mountaineers surrendered 454.3 yards per game last year, 102nd in the FBS, and lose such veterans as defensive end Will Clarke and defensive tackle Shaq Rowell. West Virginia will need to address its problems quickly. The Mountaineers open against Alabama in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on Aug. 30.

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Oklahoma Sooners starting linebacker Frank Shannon has been accused of sexually assaulting a female student on Jan. 20, according to a report from The Oklahoman.

The female alleges that after attending a party in which Shannon was also present, she was offered a ride home from the linebacker, who said he needed to first drop off his friends near his apartment.

According to the complaint, Shannon took the female into his bedroom, came up behind her, removed her pants and attempted to have sexual intercourse with her. Shannon became frustrated with the female when she wouldn't cooperate. When Shannon stepped aside to use the bathroom, the female left and met a friend in a nearby parking lot, where the friend then called the police.

It never ends. :no:

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The home of the Oklahoma Sooners could be getting a facelift in the near future, or maybe just a touch-up. A very expensive touch-up.

According to a report from KWTV in Norman, Oklahoma, the school is expected to announce a "Master Expansion Plan" for Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. The plan has reportedly been approved and will be announced at a future meeting of the school's board of regents.

The expansion, which is expected to cost between $350 and $400 million, would begin following the final home game of the 2014 season. The hope is that all renovations would be finished before the start of the 2015 season, but, well, the best laid plans and all that.

As for what the planned renovations include additional seats in the south end zone, which would increase the stadium's capacity from 82,112 to nearly 88,000. The school also plans to upgrade the current suites and add more suites in the south end zone, as well as put in a new press box (just make sure it includes free food or all the sports writers will say mean things about you), as well as facility upgrades for the team and players.

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Oklahoma will have two weeks to prepare for the Conference USA Championship on Saturday, May 17, in Oak Ridge, Tenn., in order to compete for an automatic berth into the NCAA Championship to be held May 30 – June 1.

Say what, now?

Wiki shows that Alabama, Kansas, Kansas St., Oklahoma, Sacramento St., San Diego St., Tennessee, Texas & West Virginia are affiliate C-USA members in women's rowing :shrug:

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