Hot links for your pregame meal.
*The annual Red River Shootout preview show with Bomani Jones is one of my favorites every year. Bomani brings a fantastic sense of history and perspective to these conversations.
*I wrote an article for The Student Section on how stories away from the field inevitably bleed over into the action on it when OU and Texas play.
*Honored to have been the guest for Barking Carnival's weekly Hump Day Nooner previewing the game.
*Ryan and Will invited me on for this week's edition of 4th and 5 to dissect this year's matchup.
*Both Ian Boyd and The Football Brainiacs had interesting pieces up this week on the realities of competing in the Big 12. Both are in line with my general view of games in conference play: What looks like bad defense in a box score is often not-good-enough offense. If your team can't keep up with the Baylors and the TCUs offensively, you better have a hell of a changeup from a style perspective.