Austin American-Statesman sports columnist Kirk Bohls. Co-host of On Second Thought podcast.
Neal Brown looking for more offensive balance than when he was at Texas Tech.
RT @Brett_McMurphy: Neal Brown on Big 12: “There’s been an extremely high level of QB play in this league since 2008. It’s been remarkable.…
RT @Brett_McMurphy: West Virginia will play 11 Power 5 opponents in each of the next 5 years. New coach Neal Brown: "I knew what the schedu…
RT @ChuckCarltonDMN: Even with the Les Miles entertainment factor, an 18-part series on Kansas football? twitter.com/slmandel/statu…
Texas isn't bringing it up. We in the media are because it was a huge controversy last year. twitter.com/rlara32/status…
Matt Campbell's original goal was to be a HS football coach. He's received NFL interest and could well be an NFL coach someday. But he kind of dodged the question of his interest. Helluva coach.
Iowa State is picked to finish third. HC Matt Campbell said, "I don't mean this to be negative, but if we were worried about expectations first three years, we would have crumbled fast. We want to make our expectations even loftier than outside."
One way to fix the Horns Down saga. Flag it every time and make it a 1-yard penalty.
Kevin Weiberg touting 150th anniversary of college football, dating to the Princeton-Rutgers game in 1869 "just a few years after the end of the Civil War." I remember covering that game. The wifi in the press box was really spotty if I recall.
I've always been in favor of starting at the 40. Don't penalize great defensive teams from the outset. twitter.com/tmbusbee/statu…
Burks said Will Grier's TD celebration Horns Down "probably would be a foul." His advice is to do it in the bench area.
"It's a hot topic. I know people want us to be very definitive about it," Burks said. "Is it directed at an opponent or just a celebration?"
Burks says it "depends" on whether the Horns Down is a penalty. A quick Horns Down sounds OK. But directed toward a player or the sideline would be flagged.
Or not play the games at all, which would be 100 percent safe. twitter.com/JetJacket/stat…
That is correct. But I'd go to drives plus mandatory 2-point tries with the first OT. twitter.com/nhampshire/sta…
RT @lpadler7: @kbohls I'd like to add a "no kicks at all" stipulation, which would also remove field goals as an option.
Blindside blocks with forcible contact (using shoulder and torso) will be illegal. I see a lot of controversy there.
Change in overtime rules after the 7 extra periods of LSU-A&M. After four overtimes, teams must go for two points after a TD. "Seven OTs were deemed unsafe," Burks said. So why not go to mandatory 2-point tries after the FIRST OT? Same for both teams. No advantage. And safer.
A third targeting foul during a season will be out that game and an automatic suspension going forward for the following game.
Big 12 officials supervisor Greg Burks saying targeting rule will be tweaked in 2019. All "elements of targeting" must be present to those in replay booth. Strong possibility of fewer targeting calls, which is good because it is far too punitive IMO.
I guess Moses was endorsing a Power 10. twitter.com/Brett_McMurphy…
RT @aasdanny: Bohls: And, just like that, Oklahoma lands another great quarterback castoff to lead the way hookem.com/columns/bohls-… #HookEm
OU WR CeeDee Lamb on the two Texas games last year: "It was a fight two times in a row. Blow for blow. I tip my hat to those guys. They put their best foot forward."
RT @kingdavidatx: @kbohls What is a sportsmanlike Horns Down? 🤷‍♂️
Asked if Texas was back like Sam Ehlinger says, OU's Lincoln Riley coyly said, "That's out of my wheelhouse. ... Hey, I'm a veteran in this league now."
RT @Brett_McMurphy: Texas Tech coach Matt Wells said QB Alan Bowman completely cleared & healthy for this season. Bowman suffered partially…
Asked about following up the leads of the basketball and track coach, TT's Matt Wells said, "More than anything, it inspired me. Coach Beard coaches ‘em like football players. They’re tough."
Mike Gundy says OSU "was undisciplined as a program last year."
Asked about OU's domination, OSU coach Mike Gundy said, "They've had average QB play and they've been able to overcome it."
RT @ChuckCarltonDMN: Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy anointed Taylor Cornelius as his QB last season at media days. This year, he's still debat…
RT @DJChazzyChad: @kbohls I was in Barcelona and a guy gave me the Horns down while I was wearing my UT shirt. I asked him which one of our…
RT @DWStraka49: Something to note: #TCU's Gary Patterson expects Amon G. Carter Stadium to be significantly louder this fall with the acous…
RT @ChuckCarltonDMN: TCU's Gary Patterson says he has six quarterbacks in the mix to start preseason. "They all get along, they all want to…
TCU's Gary Patterson says Horned Frogs have "a bit of cockroach DNA. You can't kill 'em."
RT @aasdanny: Ex-UT swimmer Smacker Miles wore blue at #Big12MediaDays and she'll root for Kansas in Austin on Oct. 19. "My blood, sweat an…
When I asked Les Miles if he taught Novak Djokovic how to eat grass at Wimbledon, the new Kansas coach said, "Did he really? God bless him." Les should demand royalties of some kind.
RT @Brett_McMurphy: Les Miles: “We have a better talent base here at Kansas then when I went to Oklahoma State (in 2001). This Kansas team…
RT @Brett_McMurphy: Les Miles wraps up his opening statement at Big 12 media days: "I like my team"
RT @aasdanny: Said Les Miles of the one-game suspension: "I did not make this decision but I stand by it and see it as a right one." As we…
Had to ask Bowlsby about the Horns Down controversy. He said, "If it's done in an unsportsmanlike manner, it'll be penalized." Does that resolve anything?
Exactly. That was part of my question. I think all athletes should be allowed to transfer one time and not sit out a season. Why hold these athletes hostage to a school they don't want to be at? twitter.com/Tex2WestSeattl…
RT @josephcook89: Bowlsby on making participation (injury) reports mandatory, very gambling related: "I don't know that we want to do anyth…
Bowlsby said he advocates a rule change where transfers sit out a year after switching schools but are then allowed to get that year back as a grad transfer or fifth-year senior. Amen.
Bowlsby said transfer numbers are not up, even with the new transfer portal rule.
RT @aasdanny: I'm not used to seeing a press conference in which Berry Tramel has his questions answers. #Big12MediaDays
No condescension. I favor admitting Houston. twitter.com/JayinMilwaukee…
On the title game, Bowlsby said, "We've had good matchups. I think championship game is the right thing for our conference. There is some risk in that in 1 versus 2."
"No discussion of expansion at any level," Bowlsby said. Sorry, Houston.
Tickets for 2019 Big 12 championship football game will go on sale this Friday at 10 am.
Bowlsby said, "Last year of our 7 bowl games, 6 of 7 opponents were held below season averages by Big 12 defenses. Contrary to popular belief, there are some kids who tackle in the Big 12." Bowlsby is popping some buttons off his suit. B12 teams went 4-3 in their bowl games.
Big 12 schools each got about $39 million in revenue from the league last school, not counting third-tier money like Longhorn Network.
Bowlsby said, "Mobile consumption of sports is getting larger and larger. Anyone who tells you they know what future looks like 3 to 5 years from now is delusional."
Big 12 commish Bob Bowlsby bragging on last school year with 4 national champions -- Baylor women hoops, OU gymnastics, Texas men's tennis and TT men's outdoor track.
RT @judybattista: That Federer interview was a clinic in how to graciously handle a crushing loss.
RT @_delconte: Good morning Brian - A pavilion honoring coach Gus will be completed this fall in conjunction baseball renovation project..…
RT @sportywineguy: Tennis majors standing: 20 @rogerfederer 18 Rafael Nadal 16 @DjokerNole 14 Pete Sampras 12 Roy Emerson 11 Bjorn Borg 1…
I can’t even begin to imagine how tired they are.
Wow. What a classic match.
RT @aasdanny: UT sophomore Kolby Kubichek will join Texas signee Dawson Merryman at the Cape Cod League’s all-star showcase. #HookEm https:…
As impressive as I've seen anyone play Serena. twitter.com/CedGolden/stat…
RT @JimVertuno: Tell him to “zip it, kid” twitter.com/mattwixon/stat…
RT @gregfenves: Who knew a slurpee straw could lead to an innovation? twitter.com/utaustin/statu…
RT @aasdanny: Texas announces that Andre Robertson will be inducted into the #HallofHonor19. Robertson was the first African-American to re…
RT @PelicansNBA: HAYES SAID NAH!!! #SummerPelicans https://t.co/2gKZwSlv0Y
RT @KeithOlbermann: My Dad handed me Jim Bouton’s “Ball Four” in 1970 and said “this is a great book with many great truths in it. Learn fr…
RT @SlaterNFL: Drew Brees and Brittany Brees are goals “I fall more in love with you everyday”
RT @CoachV79: @kbohls Easy. He's having lobster and steamed crabs after the show. Got his designer bib on early
RT @dennisdoddcbs: via @darrenrovell: 15 states + DC now have legalized sports gambling.
RT @UT_Bianco: Our guy @MallyCat_28👇🏻 always a class act👏🏻👏🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻 twitter.com/chase_shannon/…
RT @billplunkettocr: AL has won past 7 All-Star Games and 4 of 6 World Series in that time
RT @klyttleAAS: Cleveland has been a terrific host, by all accounts, for #AllStarGame2019 and festivities, and I'm so proud of my hometown.…
I love the miked-up All-Star players. Great concept. Maybe baseball should go it to all the time.
RT @cmclymer: There have been eight total Women's World Cups. Here's how @USWNT has performed in each of them: 1991: 🏆 1995: 🥉 1999: 🏆 200…
RT @DanWetzel: They never trailed. They outscored their opponents 26-3. They led an astounding 442 out of 630 minutes (70.2 percent of the…
RT @rogbennett: Rose Lavelle watched 2015 World Cup Final in pizza shop watching with handful of teammates from an amateur Seattle summer l…
Dominant performance by USA women. They're winners.
RT @DanaONeilWriter: So @nytimes, I'm one of you. A journalist. And an actual newspaper subscriber. Two weekends in a row paper hasn't sho…
Now how are you going to fix the Rockets? twitter.com/odam/status/11…
RT @RaginCajuns: Louisiana Athletics Mourns Loss of Longtime Baseball Coach Tony Robichaux ragncaj.co/bsb070319 https://t.co/8tFHN6News
Coco's just killing it at Wimbledon. Everything she hits is deep and hard and well-placed. What a bright future.
RT @aasdanny: The foundation of UT's 2022 (!?!) recruiting class will be the battery of Sinton catcher Rylan Galvan and California pitcher…
RT @DMcComasOB: Last night, @TexasBaseball gained a huge 2022 commitment from Sinton HS and @TwelveBaseball catcher @GalvanRylan. Galvan pl…
RT @fishsports: SCOOP: Mavs hope to close deals on Danny Green and Marcus Morris 247sports.com/nba/mavericks/… 247sports.com/nba/mavericks/…
RT @klyttleAAS: My story on the @RRExpress and Fourth (or Third) of July celebrations ... twitter.com/statesman/stat…
RT @klyttleAAS: Former Kentucky All-American slugger/pitcher A.J. Reed designated for assignment by @astros to make room on roster for @RRE…
RT @JimVertuno: One week ago today, family and I had High Tea at the Egerton House in London. I'd say Alex Morgan pretty much nailed it ...…
I don't know what team you were watching. That Texas team was truly one of the greatest college football teams of all time. twitter.com/BigDave0908/st…
RT @Tex2WestSeattle: @BigDave0908 @kbohls There were like 15 NFL players on that team.
RT @glenwoodace: @kbohls Dave's memory might be faulty but mine isn't. That Rose Bowl victory over SC is becoming less of an upset as time…
RT @papa_horn: @kbohls After the season 6 Longhorns were drafted in the 2006 NFL Draft. 7 more Longhorns followed suit in the 2007 draft an…
 
 
 
 
 
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