Plus: The Ehlinger family on the late Jake’s untimely death
Big 12 Conference commissioner Bob Bowlsby is leaning into his loser’s limp.
The Austin American-Statesman asked Bowlsby if he’s “still pissed off.” Bowlsby answered, “I have to get over the sense of personal betrayal and do what’s necessary for our eight continuing members. And that’s what we did” by adding four new schools to the league.
In other words, boo hoo. Boo, hoo hoo hoo.
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Eyes on Texas: Fans hate it, but TV loves Longhorns playing at 11am
Austin American-Statesman: What we know about the death of Jake Ehlinger
Dallas Morning News: Finally back at 100%, Jase Febres has something to prove in fifth season at Texas
Associated Press: Chris Beard builds transfer-heavy lineup for coaching debut at No. 5 Texas
247Sports: Morning Brew: Toughness of Texas power forward Timmy Allen born out of pain of losing his mother
247Sports: The Insider: Football team off-week updates
Inside Texas: Humidor: Scrimmage notes, coaches on the road, decision looming for top-40 hoops prospect
Inside Texas: Inside the gameplan: 2021 midseason review
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Austin American-Statesman: Where will Arch Manning land? Breaking down contenders for top recruit
247Sports: The State of Recruiting: Monster weekend on deck for Texas
247Sports: Texas coaches set to hit the road to recruit during bye week
247Sports: Where to find Texas commits in action this weekend
Inside Texas: Expert analysis on 5-star linebacker Harold Perkins
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Austin American-Statesman: Transfers could determine who’s up, who’s down in Big 12
Our Daily Bears: Big 12 Week Eight football preview
Frogs O’ War: How to Watch: TCU football vs West Virginia
Frogs O’ War: Predictions: TCU football vs West Virginia
The Smoking Musket: Three things I want against TCU
The Smoking Musket: West Virginia Thread Alert: Traditional country roads
Wide Right & Natty Lite: WRNL Insights: The most obvious matchup
Rock Chalk Talk: Oklahoma preview
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: Lamar Jackson’s talent should be appreciated, not nitpicked
SB Nation: 6 burning questions entering Week 7 of the NFL
NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND
- The Ehlinger family says Jake was a victim of an “accidental overdose.”
The family of Jake Ehlinger released a statement today saying the Texas football player “was a victim of an accidental overdose” of what is believed to be Xanax laced with Fentanyl. Story coming.
— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) October 21, 2021
- Caleb Williams will start over Spencer Rattler for the Oklahoma Sooners against the Kansas Jayhawks.