Despite an unhappy fanbase and another sub-standard year, it's expected that Texas head coach Mack Brown will return to coach the Longhorns next season. Hookem.com's Bobby Burton takes a look today at what new additions Brown could possibly make to the staff to improve things, particularly on defense.
Georgia looked the part of a top five football team on Saturday night, chewing up Vanderbilt, 48-3, at Sanford Stadium in Athens. Freshman running back Todd Gurley had 130 yards on 16 carries and two touchdowns in the game, which featured a hot start by Georgia. It was Vanderbilt's worst defeat in James Franklin's tenure.
This past Saturday was humming along well for the Big Ten until the night shift. Through the noon and 3:30 games, the Big Ten was a perfect 9-0 and headed for at least a bit of atonement for last week’s worst-in-12-years 6-6 showing in nonconference play.
While Bob Stoops tends to downplay the significance of this football game, it does have one of the biggest circles around it on the OU schedule. Barry Switzer openly admits that beating Texas is one of the keys to keeping your job as OU’s football Coach plus a win in the Cotton Bowl has a major influence on just how your recruiting season will go. And frankly, for a Sooner fan, very little brings more joy than going to the Texas State Fair and returning with a win.
Arkansas had a really rough time dealing with Louisiana-Monroe quarterback Kolton Browning in a Week 2 loss. Johnny Manziel at Texas A Johnny Manziel was a four-star recruit and a Parade All-American coming out of Kerrville (Texas) Tivy in 2011. Now, the Razorbacks will wrap up September by facing a faster, more dangerous version of a dual-threat QB, according to defensive coordinator Paul Haynes.