Found July 18, 2012 on
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The Big 12 released the media's preseason All-Big 12 team in advance of Big 12 media days which are set to kick off Monday in Dallas. About the only surprise - and a small one at that - was that West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith was named as the first team quarterback over Oklahoma's Landry Jones.

The Longhorn Network thinks Texas A&M is in the ACC

This is a screenshot of the Texas Longhorn Network and their programming guide that happens to mention Texas A&M University. They got some details wrong though. The description says: Longhorn Network presents a special on Texas A&M moving to the ACC. An old rivalry has come to an end. Anyone catch the error in that sentence? The Texas A&M Aggies are not moving to...

Big 12 Preseason Poll Released

Yesterday the Big 12 released their preseason All-Conference teams and today comes the preseason Big 12 football poll. There's no surprise at the top with Oklahoma being tabbed as the favorite to win the Big 12 tallying 32 first place votes.  West Virginia came in second collecting seven first place votes.  While neither team is a slam-dunk to finish one and two, the real debate...

Okafor Tapped as Preseason Big 12 DPOY

Texas senior defensive end Alex Okafor was one of four Longhorns to be named to the 2012 Preseason All-Big 12 Team, as selected by media members who cover the league. And those same members selected the Longhorn defensive end as the Big 12 Preseason Defensive Player of the Year.

WVU QB Geno Smith tabbed for Big 12 honor

West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith is the Big 12 preseason Offensive Player of the Year, beating out Oklahoma's Landry Jones. The league on Wednesday released its preseason All-Big 12 teams, selected by media members who cover the conference. Texas lineman Alex Okafor is the preseason Defensive Player of the Year and is one of three Longhorn defenders selected to the all...

WVU's Smith claims top honor over OU's Jones

It didn't take long for newcomer West Virginia to make an impact in the Big 12. The Mountaineers made their presence known on July 18 when quarterback Geno Smith, not Oklahoma's Landry Jones, was announced as the preseason Offensive Player of the Year. This probably came as a shock to a lot of Sooners fans and other longtime Big 12 followers. After all, Jones was the top...

West Virginia beat writer Mike Casazza discusses his book "Waiting for the ...

While schools like Tennessee, Michigan and North Carolina get credit as the most dysfunctional college football programs over the last few years, it’s actually West Virginia which has probably had the most fascinating last decade of anyone in the sport. From Rich Rodriguez’s rise and departure from the school, Oliver Luck’s coup d'etat of Bill Stewart’s job and the fallout...
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