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OSU ready to take bids on indoor practice facility | NewsOK.com
Not a game recap, but wow. Lot's of encouraging news today. Next I am expecting to find a link that the horribly uncomfortable seat backs option with season tix will be replaced with a "choice of pom girl" option.
2010 NCAA Division I-A College Football Individual Statistics Leaders for Receiving - ESPN
Guess who is still on top of receiving yards, and about every other receiving category.
College Football Today - FoxNews.com
A few O State mentions in this national roundup.
OSU-Nebraska set for 2:30 p.m.; OU-Mizzou will be at 7 p.m. | Tulsa World
I will be 41% less drunk for this game now. And I guess that settles the short lived "will gameday be in Stilly" discussion. Thanks for all the dropped passes CornQuitters.
Some Tech Links
Depleted defense unable to slow down OSU attack | Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
Open Game Day Thread #5 | Oklahoma St. Cowboys vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders - Double-T Nation
Optimism for 2010 season fading away | Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
The most common theme throughout the Tech recaps (except for a few outliers) is similar to the reaction after the A&M game. A lot of "our team is terrible for losing that game" talk. I could only find a few "we were outplayed by a good team" themed articles. A lot of this goes back to pre-season media formed opinions that we have spent plenty of time bitching about. Most fanbases and media assumed in August that the Oklahoma State game was a win thanks to Phil Steele and the rest of the pre-season predictions, and that assumption doesn't just go away. Even 7 weeks into the season those pre-season assumptions play as big of a role in how the nation sees us as the on field performance. We have seen this trend all year.
Remember how much Tulsa, A&M, ULL, and Tech were being touted as tough opponents going into the game? Then the value of all of those wins were quickly diminished by a bunch of "I guess they weren't that good" talk after the game... usually most of it coming from the defeated team's fanbase.
I know that this is what happens when teams lose... the fanbase and local media focus turns inward. But I wanted another chance to bitch about how much pre-season opinion drives the value assigned to each team, and in turn their ranking, throughout the entire season.