Welcome to another Saturday of SWUB, where I search the World Wide Web for tidbits to share with other fellow Longhorns. Hopefully I will find something you might not have heard before.
Reading Commander Dude’s post I see my favorite Longhorn QB has signed a one year deal with Buffalo. Since the Bills finished 6-10 last season, I wonder why he is competing for the back up roll? Vince needs someone to understand his unique set of skills and build an offense around him. Look to Carolina and how they used Cam Newton’s talent to their benefit. It is what happens when one team has a head coach and another has Jeff Fisher.
Seems Texas A&M governor Rick Perry is pissed at the University of Texas. You all know the story and if you voted for this idiot, you deserve him.
The Longhorn Network is not going away! This from DeLoss Dodds:
UT athletic director DeLoss Dodds said Friday the Longhorns expect to have at least two and possibly three football games broadcast on the Longhorn Network this fall. A third game would be an increase from last year, when his office received widespread complaints about fans’ inability to watch two games on LHN.
I see nothing but good news in the above statement. With the structure of the Big XII it seems possible to have four games on the LHN. Three non-conference and one conference game. Remember Kansas had no problem with being on the network last season and there is no rule to forbid Texas non-conference games on the LHN.
Former Stanford athletic director Bob Bowlsby had reservations about taking the Big XII commissioner job because he worried about the league’s long-term future. He agreed when given UT’s and the other nine schools’ commitment to making the conference last. When asked about being the University of Texas’ puppet he scoffed and said “Texas is always going to be the 800 lb gorilla.”…Good job Bob and thanks for setting the rest of the sports world straight.
Poor Aggies left for more $$ with the SEC and now with the announcement of a new $2.6 billion dollar deal with Fox and ESPN, the Big XII will have a financial package that will rival any of the other conferences. Word I read into the announcement is a handshake deal the conference will add two new members in the upcoming years. Let the speculation begin but whatever teams the Longhorns decide will become part of the expanded conference, you will read it at HornSports.com first and at no cost.
Fan favorite Fozzy Whittaker was not drafted or signed as an undrafted free agent but he remains committed to an NFL career. He was so highly thought of he was invited to the combine but Fozzy who has not been medically cleared to resume football activities said he is in contact with some teams and my be ready for contact by the end of the NFL training camp.
Thanks for viewing another week of Saturday with uncle Beevomav..I hope to find more bits for you next week and until then, Hook Em Horns!