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Updates: Sooners WR may play; Horns get bad news on RBs and polls; Cowboys seek Bryant’s reinstatement

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Bob Stoops has yet to rule out the Sooners leading wide receiver, Ryan Broyles, for the game against No. 3 Texas this weekend.  Broyles is recovering from a “slight fracture” he suffered to his shoulder just a little over a week ago against Miami.  Color me skeptical, but two weeks would be a heck of a recover time for a shoulder fracture to a wide receiver.  According to ESPN.com, the initial prognosis was that he’d miss games up to November.

Texas, meanwhile, seems less optimistic about its top two running backsTre’ Newton is listed as day-to-day with a mild concussion.  Vondrell McGee, who suffered a shoulder injury against Colorado, is also listed day-to-day.  Fozzy Whittaker, who has had his own injury problems this year, could start on Saturday against the No. 20 Oklahoma Sooners.

More bad news came for the Longhorns in the form of a mock BCS poll released today.  The first BCS standings of the year come out on Sunday, and in the current mock poll, Texas is fourth behind Florida, Alabama and Virginia Tech.  A big factor for Texas’s low ranking is its strength of schedule (or lack thereof).  The only team in the top 10 with a weaker strength of schedule is Cincinnati.  Longhorns fans can take some comfort in knowing that their strength of schedule will improve greatly with their toughest games ahead (Oklahoma, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Kansas and Texas A&M).  Va. Tech currently has the second-rated schedule (according to Jeff Sagarin), which will get weaker as they enter ACC play.

And, in news involving Big 12 players that are missing time for things other than injuries, Mike Gundy today affirmed his support for ineligible WR Dez Bryant.

“”We have started the reinstatement process, which means we’re in support of him 100 percent,” Gundy told the Associated Press today.

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Written by Austin Swafford

October 12, 2009 at 7:06 pm

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  1. damn.

    My comment just got erased when I accidentaly hit Esc.

    anyway my comment was on how low can Bob “Stoop”? using a kid, not a pro on a payroll but some ones son, as a decoy and bait is PATHETIC. Does he really think Texas is game planning for Broyles as a deep threat? ERRR WRONG! Texas is gonna stomp a mud hole in Bradford and that suspect O Line, they will have NO WHERE to go with the ball since they have no recieving threats, and little running game because, here we go again, that O line. Bradford is going to be running for his life and having nightmares about some guys named: Kindle, Acho (both of em) Houston and Muckelroy.

    Have a nice pro career, what ever will be left of it after STOOPs convinced you to come back Sammy.

    T-Rizzle

    October 13, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    • I’m never gonna count out the Sooners, Bradford and Stoops. It wasn’t that long ago that knocking out Nate Hybl looked like it would be the big break to help the Longhorns break their losing streak to Oklahoma. All it did was cause another UT loss and the emergence of Heisman-winner Jason White. The Sooners are good, even when they don’t look that good. I think this will be a really good game.

      Austin Swafford

      October 13, 2009 at 7:18 pm


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