Updates: Sooners WR may play; Horns get bad news on RBs and polls; Cowboys seek Bryant’s reinstatement
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 backs. Tre’ 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.
“”We have started the reinstatement process, which means we’re in support of him 100 percent,” Gundy told the Associated Press today.