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Bullets: The Big 12’s big advantage

Dez got his linemen Jordans, 20 predictions for the season, and somebody has OSU in the Dance.

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Jaylon Lane said one reason he’s committed to OSU is that Van Malone came to see him even though he knew he was hurt and wouldn’t be playing. (NewsOK)

Why the Paddle People are violating Big 12 rules and why they need to dial it back. (O’Colly)

Impact player for the weekend? How about Ryan Simmons. He’s averaging 7.33 tackles per game and may need to match or exceed that number against a UT team that saw Malcolm Brown and Johnathan Gray combine for 191 rushing yards a week ago. (ESPN)

OSU squeaks out win over BYE in 2OT. (PFB)

The best job in America doesn’t require a coach to pick up all the BBs. (NewsOK)

Mike Gundy thinks the Big 12 has an advantage by not playing a conference title game. (NewsOK)

Dez got all of his offensive linemen new Jordans. (Fox SW)

Ole Miss-FSU in 2016. That’s pretty sweet. (Yahoo)

That makes your opening weekend in 2016 look like this:

I didn’t realize Joe Wickline helped Dana invent the diamond. (NewsOK)

Speaking of the diamond, here’s a really in-depth (really good) piece about how it started and why it’s awesome. (SB Nation)

Trevor Knight is out this weekend in Lubbock. He will inevitably make a heroic return for Bedlam and throw for 790 yards. (CBS Sports)

Hoops

Marek Soucek: “I’m a senior. I want to see if I can play good. I think that I can. When I went home, I went to play with some people, some pros, and I was better than them. So I think if I can do it back home, I can do it here with these guys.” (NewsOK)

Marcus Smart on his ankle sprain: “It’s a night that I don’t wish upon my worst enemy. No one should go through that. I just thank God it came out, and it’s nothing worse than what it is.” (NESN)

20 predictions for OSU’s basketball season. (PFB)

68 predictions for the college basketball season. I thought I was being ambitious with 20. (Yahoo)

Joe Lunardi has Oklahoma State in the NCAA Tournament. (ESPN)

Good look at the three guys trying to complement Cobbins. (Tulsa World)

Is this the big man on which OSU’s season hinges? (Scout)

Final Four sites revealed on Friday — does Tulsa have a bid in? (CBS Sports)

How far can Rick Barnes lead a loaded Texas team? I think they can make it to the play-in game at least. (Big 12 Sports)

Travis Ford on his big men.

More stuff I’m reading

I like the idea of this new website called, well, This. (Pando)

These numbers on Millennials not saving are terrifying. h/t Cam Hardaway (Atlantic)

This on phone tips is awesome (h/t Matt Quade).

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