News OK.com: Prolific offenses mean Big 12 not ready for big-boy football (Raider Buzz blog)

Bedlam football 2012 was a classic and an epic and a thriller and a whatever wondrous description you want to put on it.

It also was nothing out of the ordinary. Not in this Big 12.

Care to differ? OU's 51-48 overtime victory was 45-45 at the end of regulation. It wasn't even the Big 12's only 45-45 game Saturday. Baylor and Tech went to overtime, too, before the Fightin' Bears won 52-45.

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Picking and Choosing

The AJ has an editorial motive almost every single time you read a headline, or an article obtained from the universe from which they can choose, and certainly even in news reporting.

My guess here. The angle is to make sure the local dialogue fits with the arguments that pro-Tubs folks will make around here for the entire off-season. You will hear it in the local radio too. The concerted effort to develop the solid reasons why Texas Tech should give Tubs more time.

Here, in particular, the argument will be that Tubs is a defensive guy and is in just as good of a position, if not better, than anyone in the conference to lead the Big 12 in accomplishing what this article calls for, more focus on defense. He's the guy that can find the talent and sure enough, today there is the story about the potential 4-star Cornerback. Hmmm...funny how that effort fits nicely together. Sell, sell, sell, and spin, spin, spin. Smacks of a lobbyist's marketing acumen.

As for the article itself from the Sooner world, well Oklahoma State was one bad day from facing Bama last season for the national championship. And, unlike OU, they won in dominant fashion against a team in the Fiesta Bowl (Stanford). And check out A&M's offense in the SEC, finally taking down one of the big dogs. Just how good is Auburn, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mizzou, Miss. St., Ole Miss and Arkansas? No doubt, the SEC's elite have dominated, but there are really only a handful of folks playing the "big boy" football this article discusses, even in the SEC. Newsflash, Tubs is not going to have Florida's DL, Bama's Linebackers or LSU's secondary. Not now, not ever. Neither did Oklahoma State in 2011, but I sure would have enjoyed seeing that "big Cowboy" team play Bama more than that "exciting" rematch with LSU.

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