Oklahoma’s identity on D in 2018

I noticed that Mike Stoops recently made a media appearance and I was drawn in like a moth to the flame: Here’s a few of the major takeaways I had from this little session: “Steady work in progress” The Sooners haven’t yet determined who their starting lineup will be or who/what they’ll build their defense … [Read more…]

Big 12 Twitter-bag Vol. VIII

Alright twitter-bags, there have been a few more developments around the Big 12’s fall camps that warrant some discussion and commentary. Let’s just dive right in: This isn’t really a question, just a nice link from Julian updating the Will Sunderland story. This dude was going to be the free safety for OU last year … [Read more…]

Fall camp notes around the B12

I thought I’d accumulate some notes accumulating around the league from fall camps and give some commentary. Big questions for most teams include: -Can they overstress a defense with two dominant features? -Do they have effective leadership at QB? -Can their defense attack opponents or are they going to have to turtle up and pray … [Read more…]

Big 12 power rankings?

One of the big questions I keep getting heading into the season is my official, 1-10 rankings of the Big 12 for the 2018 season. I’ve made my pick to win it already, the Texas Longhorns, but people are keen to see how I think the rest of the league will shake out in terms … [Read more…]

Previewing the Texas spring game

I’ve always maintained you can learn a lot from spring games and I believe that’s why you often see -Smaller schools avoiding televising their game. -Star players held out as a precaution. -The ridiculous new “draft” format employed by teams like Michigan where they cross up their units and you can’t discern much about the … [Read more…]

Texas’ situation at safety

Currently the 1st team Longhorn safety lineup includes John Bonney, who started 11 games or so at cornerback between the last few seasons. That’s caused some degree of consternation amongst Texas fans who are convinced he’s a liability, or an indication that more talented players aren’t coming through. I have a different take, which I … [Read more…]