Tuesday Ripped from the Sports Pages

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Following Fulmer will be hard
The potential list includes everyone from Butch Davis, head coach at North Carolina who won a national championship at the University of Miami and later coached in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns, to University of Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp.

Big 12 South a 4-team race again after Tech nips UT
Waco Tribune
There's no truth to the rumor that Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops and Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy were leading the Texas Tech fans' stampede to the field after a dramatic 39-33 win over Texas on Saturday in Lubbock.

Finally, Horns know what it's like to lose close
Austin American-Statesman
Mack Brown says it's his first career loss on the game's final play.

Fulmer forced out at Tennessee
Austin American-Statesman
Muschamp, Leach mentioned as possible replacement.

Kirk Bohls: The doctor's in; Losers Anonymous is now in session
Austin American-Statesman
Welcome to this regular support-group meeting of Losers Anonymous for Longhorns totally distraught over last weekend's last-second loss to Texas Tech.

Lack of running game bites Longhorns
San Antonio Express-News
Texas offensive coordinator Greg Davis has said all season that he wanted the Longhorns to have a more consistent running game.

And now quarterback Colt McCoy finally agrees with him. It just took four sacks and a loss to Texas Tech for McCoy to open his eyes.

Texas: Longhorns still trying to solve running-game woes
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Texas coach Mack Brown placed a stagnant ground game atop his Monday list of disappointments from Saturday's last-second loss to Texas Tech that ended the Longhorns' chance for an undefeated season.

MU notebook: Maclin will return if he's not a first-round pick
Kansas City Star
Missouri All-American Jeremy Maclin will return for his junior season in 2009 unless he is assured of being a first-round pick in the NFL draft next summer.

"Any sophomore or junior who leaves early and doesn't go in the first round, that's not a very smart decision," Maclin said Monday.


Jayhawks ready to run, but will Self let them?
Kansas City Star
It was almost too predictable. Four days before their exhibition unveiling tonight against Washburn, the Kansas Jayhawks talked about how they would be able to play fast from the get-go this season.

The prevailing thought among the youthful KU players was that freshman point guard Tyshawn Taylor joining up with junior Sherron Collins would keep the Jayhawks running at or near the same frequency as last season.


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