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  1. WordUpBU

    Big 12 2018 vs 2017

    Disagree. KU has one more home run hitter but Beatty would crawl on glass to get KSU’s OL. Defensively KSU is much better in the red zone and similar on yards.
  2. WordUpBU

    Boise State likely a top 25 matchup?

    That same year they beat a good Leach Wazzu squad. Intimidated that O so much Leach even called his players out.
  3. WordUpBU

    Big 12 2018 vs 2017

    Well they are batting one for 27 under Beatty and it was the best defense they had in the four years including this one. I have my doubts as that O is far and away the weakest in the league. Buuuut... Don’t let this discussion distract us from the fact that Texas lost to Kansas in football.
  4. WordUpBU

    Boise State likely a top 25 matchup?

    They’ll be in shape as their program is extremely well run in that regard. However that’s only part of it. Can OSU throw well enough vs that D? They defended BU on par with how Big 12 teams did in 2016 and I have very little reason to think they dropped off. Pulling for the Pokes to make a...
  5. WordUpBU

    Big 12 2018 vs 2017

    OU/OSU- Both will be a step down on O, likely equal or better on D. Murray looks good so far. Waiting to see OSU vs Boise which is de-facto P5 competition. TCU- Big dropoff at QB so far but has decent talent around him, defense likely still very good. ISU- Gotta get Kempt healthy and their...
  6. WordUpBU

    Big 12 2018 vs 2017

    Mainly from the fact their defense was only marginally below average last year instead of laughable like usual. The idea was they’d take another step forward. I never bought that based on what they run and where their scheme is weak but that’s the rationale many used.
  7. WordUpBU

    Stats article on Big 12 defenses

    Here’s the offense article. OSU shows up really well. https://sicem365.com/s/3042/big-12-offenses-were-good-in-2017-but-how-good-will-they-be-this-season/
  8. WordUpBU

    Stats article on Big 12 defenses

    Figured some of the OSU fans would really like the second to last chart in here as well as the general insights. It’s from a BU site but not paywalled. https://sicem365.com/s/3043/does-the-big-12-play-defense-a-closer-look-prior-to-2018
  9. WordUpBU

    Not looking forward to playing baylor.

    Your defense is usually pretty decent so it probably won't get anywhere near 60 but typically Briles will get to 60 then milk clock. Usually to get much beyond that it takes a kickoff return (ISU 2013) or a run play finds a crease. He really does try to avoid running it up.
  10. WordUpBU

    Not looking forward to playing baylor.

    I have yet to see ANYTHING other than SportsByBrooks and his extremely flimsy case. If it's so "documented"... produce some shred of it. There were also rumors of Lyles involvement with Dez and Shaun Lewis so the whole glass houses thing applies too.
  11. WordUpBU

    Not looking forward to playing baylor.

    The early long bomb to Corey Coleman and the potential for crossing routes to rub off man coverage when BU went to empty sets is probably what led to the cushion. Without adequate replacements for Colvin and Lynn the Sooners didn't appear as confident in their coverage across the board as last...
  12. WordUpBU

    Not looking forward to playing baylor.

    Thanks for the heads up. Good luck to you guys in Austin and good luck in your other remaining non-Baylor games.
  13. WordUpBU

    Not looking forward to playing baylor.

    Committee is charged with considering league championships and head to head as key criteria. If it's even close we've got them.
  14. WordUpBU

    Not looking forward to playing baylor.

    I don't remember ESPN but I remember a baseless claim from SportsByBrooks trying to throw crap against the wall. U of H bought a legitimate recruiting service (where Lyles used to work) when Briles was there but that stuff is common and altogether different than what Lyles did with Oregon...
  15. WordUpBU

    Not looking forward to playing baylor.

    1- No relevant reply = no decent argument 2- We win out we'll jump them. Not worried at all. The committee is charged with ranking the best body of work RIGHT NOW. Baylor beating Tcu was being compared with TCU beating OU, WV, and Minnesota. Baylor blowing out OU and theoretically beating...
  16. WordUpBU

    Not looking forward to playing baylor.

    Dixon- Kiffin commit found less options after Lane bolted for USC and stayed in his hometown. We lucked into him as UT had backed off and was his #2 initially. Seastrunk- Lyles delivered him AWAY from us. He transferred closest to home so he could try a waiver to avoid sitting out a year as...
  17. WordUpBU

    Not looking forward to playing baylor.

    Lets see according to Scout... 2008? 3 Star Kendall Wright- Others wanted as a DB and BU gave him the chance at WR 4 Star RG3- Others wanted as a WR or DB and BU offered as QB. Overlooked as a recruit. Everyone else was a 2 or 3 star. Nothing out of the ordinary as 12 or 13 of them were 2...
  18. WordUpBU

    Not looking forward to playing baylor.

    Year 7 is fast???? Very true You have to be kidding me. Name ONE touted recruit coming out of HS that was sketchy in the early years- RG3- Wanted to play for Briles and most places wanted him as a DB or WR Wright- Wanted to play WR and most wanted him as DB Terrance Williams- 2 star...
  19. WordUpBU

    2014-2015 Big XII Bowl Tie Ins

    Hopefully my follow up question is asked to our AD next Tuesday on the air. It specifically asks about a non-champ.
  20. WordUpBU

    2014-2015 Big XII Bowl Tie Ins

    I don't like the fact the B1G isn't on our slate, lots of easy wins we're missing out on. I do like the locations of our bowls. Getting to Florida is easier than San Diego, Memphis is easier than NY, and New Orleans is easier than Arizona.