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High Noon Highlights (12/23): A.J. Green can shine one last time, former Oklahoma State coaches find new homes.

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A.J. gets one last shot in Texas Bowl:

Jacob Unruh of the Oklahoman wrote a task Jim Knowles had for his senior defensive back, to get three interceptions in the bowl game on Friday.

Green, a senior defensive back, is no different.

He’s set to play in the Senior Bowl, but he has one more chance to really make his presence felt on a big stage.

Green is regarded as the Cowboys’ best cornerback. This season, he had 48 tackles, an interception he returned for a touchdown and five pass breakups while primarily defending opponents’ top receiver. Green was a second-team selection on the Associated Press’ All-Big 12 team and honorable mention on the coaches’ team.

“He allows me to do a lot of things with the other 10 (defenders) because I know I can count on him,” Knowles said. “So in that way, maybe he hasn’t received the glamour.{The Oklahoman}

personally I don’t think this is out of the question. While it’s a tall order, I can see green wanting to go out with a bang as much as anyone. Why not give it all you got in the last game of out college career?

Texas A&M will have their hands full with Chuba Hubbard:

The Houston Chronicle asked Keldrick Carper about Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard. To which Carper showed a lot respect for Hubbard’s game.

“He’s sturdy, and he sheds a lot of tackles,” A&M safety Keldrick Carper said of Hubbard. “If you’re not coming with (purpose), he’ll run right through you and take it the house.”{Houston Chronicle}

The article goes on to talk about how the SEC has some good running backs, but Hubbard is by far the best one they would have seen this year. We’ll see if the Aggies can keep Chuba somewhat maintained.

Yurcich to Texas?:

According to Brett McMurphy of Stadium, Mike Yurcich is on the radar for the open offensive coordinator position at Texas.

Glenn Spencer hired at South Florida:

Former Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer will head to South Florida where he will take the same position. He was at Florida Atlantic University where he was interim head coach when Lane Kiffin took the head coaching job at Ole Miss.

Spencer comes to USF with three decades of college coaching experience and after one highly successful season as defensive coordinator at FAU, leading the Owls to improve more than 40 spots in the national rankings in 10 defensive categories while going 11-3 and winning the Conference USA championship.

Spencer served as interim head coach for FAU’s 52-28 Boca Raton Bowl victory over SMU on Saturday, a game in which the defense gained two turnovers and returned a fumble for a touchdown. The Owls held SMU to 14 points through three quarters as FAU built a dominating 45-14 lead after scoring 33 straight points, including the scoop-and-score and a touchdown following an interception returned to the SMU 13. {}

Around the Big 12:

Doolittle named Big 12 Player of the Week

Ranking the watchablity of Big 12 Bowl games

Around Sports:

Darren Sproles announces retirement

Marshawn Lynch to meet with Seahawks Monday

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