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Texas Longhorns men’s basketball head coach Chris Beard understands it’s going to be tough for a while for his program in the Big 12 Conference, at least prior to the SEC move.
In other words, our fellow conference colleagues are pissed at us Longhorns.
At the Oklahoma Sooners, too.
“When you play at Texas, you’re going to be a big game on everyone’s schedule,” Beard said, per 247Sports. “For some people maybe the biggest game, but for everyone it’s a big game. Comes with a lot of responsibility. We tell our guys all the time everybody can’t play or coach at Texas. But it’s similar to a lot of schools in our league. I think this year with the coaching change, with the move to the SEC at some point, is there going to be some extra stuff? Yes. … I think what we do with our team is consistent with one of the key pillars of our culture, what we call truth telling. We’re not going to talk about anything other than reality. We’ve already begun talking to our players about how difficult it’s going to be to do the things that we’d like to do. But it’s really no different than anywhere else I’ve ever coached. If you’re going to try to be in the fight, then you have to understand you’re going to have to overcome a lot of adversity. I think this year there will be some adversity on the road, no doubt.”
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Bowlsby on why Texas, OU are SEC-bound: ‘Haven’t the vaguest idea’
Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: It may look like Texas is reeling, but Horns really not far off
Austin American-Statesman: Transfers could determine who’s up, who’s down in Big 12
Austin American-Statesman: Are Texas’ Beard and Tech’s Adams friends, enemies, frenemies or what?
Associated Press: Big 12 media days: National champion Baylor in transition period; Longhorns ‘a work in progress’
247Sports: The Insider: Football team off-week updates
Inside Texas: Inside the gameplan: 2021 midseason review
Inside Texas: Notes from Texas’ Wednesday practice
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
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247Sports: Top247 DL Quency Wiggins honored as an All-American
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247Sports: Five flip targets from the 2022 newly-updated Top247
247Sports: Texas commits among risers and fallers in new 247Sports rankings update
247Sports: Where Texas stands with uncommitted targets in the newly-updated Top247
Inside Texas: JTEN: Malik Agbo, Jayden Wayne
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Our Daily Bears: Big 12 Media Days: Baylor’s Scott Drew, Matthew Mayer and Flo Thamba Quotes and info gathered by Kendall
The Smoking Musket: West Virginia heads back to Texas for a night game with TCU
The Smoking Musket: Bob Huggins talks Big 12 basketball
WHAT WE’RE READING
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NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND
- The American Athletic Conference is officially six teams bigger following the departures of the Houston Cougars, the UCF Golden Knights and the Cincinnati Bearcats.