Author Archives: Mike Blackwell

Big Fish or Bigger Fish… realignment talk

Mike Perrin. (Will Gallagher/IT)

The headlines use the word “flirting” when discussing possible discussions between the Big 12 and a list of suitors who would love to maneuver themselves into a Power Five conference.

It certainly makes perfect sense for the non-Power Five schools to flirt their way to the big buffet table of money: revenue generated by the big dawgs in the big conferences is obscene. Everybody wants a big piece of the green pie.

Norvell and Heard speak

Jay Norvell. (Will Gallagher/IT)

AUSTIN — Sifting through the carnage of Saturday’s 50-7 meltdown at TCU, Texas offensive play-caller Jay Norvell was surprisingly positive at his Tuesday media availability. Of course, he doesn’t really have a choice.

NOTES & QUOTES: Norvell and Heard

Jay Norvell. (Will Gallagher/IT)

University of Texas fans eager to move past the horror of the past two Saturdays were given Exhibit A at Tuesday media availability: quarterback Jerrod Heard. Yes, Heard was probably still hurting from the results of the previous two Texas games, but he didn’t show it.