ARLINGTON – Year after year, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby steps to the microphone first at Big 12 Media Days to talk about the state of the conference, events of the previous year, and exciting aspects of the new season. Normally, the casual fan can gloss over many of the nuts and bolts aspects of the commissioner’s speech, but this year there were several updates provided by the commissioner that normal fans will want to pay attention to.
Vernon Broughton, will be announcing his decision today at some point (no time is set as far as I know). Broughton is a huge talent and a rarity in-state as a giant, versatile defensive lineman. He has the stuff you're born with and the aptitude to add the extras of strength and technique.
We'll start with the team, a team that takes much less projection to predict being good than any in recent years. Of course there are questions that will be better answered in August and beyond, but this group represents the best starting point for Texas football since...
After Texas plays LSU, Oklahoma State, and Oklahoma over the course of six weeks, which could be the three toughest games they play all year, things really slow down for the Longhorns. The next three games include a home date with Kansas the week after the Red River Shootout, a road trip to the Fort to play TCU, and then back to Austin to host Kansas State.