Daily Bullets (June 13)

Written by Steven Mandeville
Quarter-Back for the Win

While West Virginia’s Will Grier and the quarterbacks at Iowa State and Baylor return with solid league experience, it’s this bunch of guys who are likely to shape the upper and middle tiers of the league.

The more pertinent question: Among quarterbacks like Kyler Murray, Shawn Robinson, Sam Ehlinger/Shane Buchele, Dru Brown, who will have the biggest season? That could determine who winds up on top of the Big 12. [SportsDay]

It’s not a crazy thought – whoever gets the best performance between the bluebloods (Texas, OU) and the regular contenders (Oklahoma State, TCU) will vie for the crown… or quickly fade from contention.

Now You See Me…

Something strange (to me) about basketball is the rapid turnaround from playoff baseball to MLB Draft.

(Jonathan) Heasley and (Carson) Teel made up two-thirds of OSU’s weekend rotation, and (Matt) Kroon started 57 of the Cowboys’ 58 games on the left side of the infield for a team that had its season end Sunday in the final of the DeLand Regional.

“It’s obviously a busy time of year,” Holliday said. “You go from that joy of competing with your team and playing for something at the end to such a quick turnaround with summertime.

“Obviously, the Major League Baseball Draft creates another set of details and circumstances to assess and work through.” [NewsOK]

While it stinks to lose the arms and clutch bat and fielding from Kroon, it’s hard to imagine a team coming a win away from a Big 12 season championship and not losing some underclassmen.

OSU and NCAA Notes

Porter has Rickie Fowler as the No. 2 guy to cheer for at the U.S. Open….There’s at least one NFL team that would welcome Dez Bryant with open arms….See what the seven loudest (by decibel) college football stadiums were….CBS sportscaster differentiates between his time at CBS and ESPN….A couple of former Cowboys are playing in the CFL this year

Boynton called the fifth most timeouts used in college basketball. Underwood was second.

The Big 12 is hanging tough.

More color around this situation with a Cowboy receiver and a tough young man.

Sports are fun.

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