Football

Culpepper Commentary: Big 12 in 2015

Let’s face the facts - without a clear cut conference champion the Big 12 was left out in the cold for the first College Football Playoff in 2014. Somebody screwed up big time. TCU, led by Coach Gary Patterson went into the heart of SEC Country, the Peach Bowl in Atlanta and destroyed the Ole Miss Rebels, who had upset Alabama earlier in the year. Baylor, once again, was upset in a bowl game by Michigan State in the heart of Big 12 country, AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Both teams could have been in College Football’s first playoff - but without a clear-cut champion the committee put Big 10 champion Ohio State ahead of both Baylor and TCU.
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Culpepper Commentary – Strong Spring

So there I was, face to face with Texas head coach Charlie Strong. He had just made an impassioned speech to over a 100 ex-Longhorn football lettermen and their guests in the Red McCombs end-zone suite. A beautiful place with a magnificent view of DKR-Memorial Stadium. He had mentioned that any former lettermen could call ahead and be granted access to watch practices this next season.
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Culpepper: Johnny Treadwell

“Let’s kick their ass.” Those were the words Johnny Treadwell spoke to me before kickoff of Longhorn games from 1961-1962. We were on either side of our kickoff men Eldon Moritz in 1961 and Toby Crosby in 1962 and number 60, Treadwell, would look across at me and give me his short to the point battle motto for games against Oklahoma, Arkansas, Rice, A&M, and our bowl games.