Quarterback Greg Ward Jr. #1 of the Houston Cougars celebrates with his coach Tom Herman after they defeated the Oklahoma Sooners 33-23 during the Advocare Texas Kickoff on September 3, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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Bohls: Houston deserves to get in the Big 12; BYU’s out

Posted September 21st, 2016

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Kirk Bohls released this week’s nine things and one crazy prediction yesterday. A few were dedicated to the Longhorns. Here’s Kirk’s take on some Bevo related items:

On the latest in Big 12 expansion:

It seems clearer and clear that BYU isn’t getting into the Big 12. Just too many negatives for the conference, which knows all about negatives. Remember, it takes only three “no” votes to kill any expansion candidate, and BYU’s stance on its Honor Code, gays and lesbians, not playing on Sundays, the issues of it already having its own TV network and geographical distance from the Big 12 has definitely hurt the Cougars’ chances. Playing in a western time zone doesn’t help either, especially after Texas just arrived home at 7 a.m. Sunday from its road trip to even more distant Cal. … And who really knows if Houston is a viable candidate. I’ve heard nothing to dissuade me from thinking many in the Big 12 still oppose (i.e. are afraid of) Houston’s inclusion. I find that very small thinking. Houston deserves to get in.

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On football programs releasing responsible depth charts weekly:

I wish the Football Writers Association of America could force coaches’ hands and make them publish a responsible, professional depth chart and moreover be upfront about injuries with some degree of honesty. Charlie Strong told us everyone was healthy for the UTEP game. Seven starters were held out. Coaches forget that this is as much about entertainment for the fans as making a dollar. It’s supposed to be amateur athletics.

On OU’s next head coach:

If Oklahoma continues to struggle, there’s no way the Sooners would fire Bob Stoops in order to hire Tom Herman, would they? OU might be tempted because Herman might be the next Bob Stoops. Of course, Stoops would get a great job in, oh, 10 minutes.

For the rest of Kirk’s 9 Things, including his thoughts on the refs’ decision at the end of the Cal-UT game and who should be New England’s quarterback, click here.

 

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