The Big 12 South will have its fair share of exciting matchups this year, but do we think the ultimate victor of the South will be the same old character. . . .
Baylor – well what can I say, they have already lost a game, and I still have not gotten this written. With that said, it is too bad that they don’t have K-state on their schedule, or they might win a game or two in the Big 12. I still bet they beat someone, and that someone might be an A&M. Not much to talk about here, but if Prince in Manhattan falters, I would like to see Baylor’s current D-coord as the KSU next head man (Phil Bennet). Prediction 3-9. Art Briles should not have left Houston.
A&M – well what is worse getting a coach that couldn’t cut it with Bret Favre as his quarterback, or coaching the Aggies with high expectations, but second rate talent. There is a reason that Texas and Texas Tech are running away with the solid recruits and building bigger, better programs – it is because A&M has no excitement around their program. (Maybe they should hire Bob Huggins?). . . Anyway, given all that they do have a good back in Mr. Goodcents and a returning quarterback. K-state will be hard pressed to beat them in College Station, but not many other teams. Let’s go with 6-6.
Tech. – Same old same old, exciting high scoring offense, you go the bathroom during the break, you come back and they have the ball again (The other team has already scored). K-state cannot seem to keep up with this type of game in the past 3-4 years, and it will probably be no different this year. Tech won’t be able to win the South, because atleast twice this year a team will hold them under 40 points, and meanwhile have offensive lineman cramping up because they keep running up and down the field on them. Prediction 9-3.
OSU – the Big 12 version has a man as their coach and an underdog mentality (tell that to old Boone). Expectations are high, but I am not sure they should be. I think they have a shot at the South, but they have to gain some momentum early. Zac Robinson could be this year’s Reesing and I would not be the least bit suprised. I would like to take them winning the South, but I just can’t see it, we will be optomistic and give them a 9-3 record.
Texas – there is only one team in the country that should win the national championship every year and/or be playing at the minimum a BCS game, but forgets that they have to actually play the game. HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM, I am going to guess a 10-2 record due to a typical loss to a nobody, and their annual loss to Bob Stoops. I could go on about Mr. Brown, but I will wait until after they struggle this weekend against a Florida Atlantic team (Go Schnellenberger – do I have the right team?)
OU – as usual is the cream of the big 12, but their time is limited – Bob Stoops needs to deliver another title game, or I could see his job getting stale and him wanting to find something different. You heard it here first – Bob Stoops takes Marvin Lewis’ job at Cincinatti after a very dissappointing season in the NFL. THEN the shocker is that OU goes and hires Josh Heupel as their new coach. . . . Okay, so that is not a huge limb I am on, but it has got to be bigger than me being President in 8 years, or Gov. Palin being the VP canidate for McCain (Oh wait that actually happened) she is just as I pictured a Soccer Mom VP would look like. Hmmm which one is Obama?
So OU goes 11-1 (loss to Kstate), wins the South, probably the Big 12 championship, but I will hold out on that prediction until the game gets nearer.
Enjoy this weekend of football, in between the Presidential Election coverage and Hurrican Gustav. I will be enjoying the 2008 Ring of Honor ceremonies tomorrow evening in Bill Snyder Family Stadium, and hopefully a decisive victory over North Texas to get the season started in the right direction. My son will be joining me, and I will have a detailed article coming out later this weekend, describing the weekend adventures.