Live from Big 12 Media Days Part 2

by Dan M | Posted on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013


11:26 a.m. — Baylor coach Art Briles is about to take the stand, but the Bears’ shiny new football helmet seems to have already convinced the jury. … Briles said he would like to see the Bears’ series with Texas Tech change from its current neutral site format. “I’d like to see it where we go to Lubbock and they come to Waco especially with the new stadium,” Briles said. … “Robert helped himself win the Heisman. … Lache has some qualities that will give him an opportunity. … We’re happy with where he’s at and how he’s prepared.” Briles just accused the media of being thieves. “If it were made of actual gold, somebody would have already put it in their bag.”

11:11 a.m. — West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen said travel to Austin and Lubbock on back-to-back weeks didn’t bother him. But he said the basketball coaches have a complaint in that area. … Holgorsen pointed out that the lack of returning quarterbacks creates an opposite but identical situation to last season. Both cases lead to parity. “Last year was the same thing, just with experienced quarterbacks,” Holgorsen said.

10:37 a.m. — Mack Brown answered a tough question right away, handling the query of whether or not David Ash can be as good as Colt McCoy and Vince Young. “Vince and Colt won a lot of football games. That’s a load but that’s our expectation for David. There were times last year that he played like Colt and played like Vince.” If Ash can be anywhere close to those guys, it will mean Texas returning to the top of the conference. … Brown said he felt the Longhorns got softer running the ball from the QB position from Young to McCoy. He said Texas would like to get back to running the ball like it did with Young. … Brown claimed that in the SEC last season, the top seven had a 30-0 record against the bottom seven.

10:06 a.m. — Bob Stoops is at the mic. He just rebuffed a question asked under the assumption that Blake Bell will be the Sooners starting QB. He said Oklahoma hasn’t named a starter. But he said if Bell is the starter, then he’s confident in Bell’s ability to throw the football. A later question asked if the Belldozer package will still be employed and Stoops said that decision is still being considered. … Stoops ended his time at the mic by explaining that his wife, Carol Stoops, is an independent national director of Mary Kay Inc., which has a conference here at the Dallas Omni next week. He then suggested that the media members get their wives into it. Checking on whether or not this is an NCAA violation.

9:23 a.m. — We’re watching video of big hits as Big 12 coordinator of officials Walt Anderson tells us about rule changes regarding targeting. Head coach press conferences crank up in about half an hour. We’ll have updates.

Photo by Chad Conine


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