The Big 12 has offered its commissionership to Bob Bowlsby, Stanford’s athletic director. I won’t pretend to speak on what Bowlsby is capable of or what he brings to the table. I will simply ask one question that is not a judgment of Bowlsby or any other commissioner at all.
Does the commissioner really matter in Big 12 country?
I think Muffet McGraw’s comments were, not taken out of context, but just flat not understood. She said, of Brittney Griner:
“No, I think she’s one of a kind. I think she’s like a guy playing with women.”
“It’s just there’s so many things she can do that I’ve not seen a lot of women — well, really, you know, there’s been some guards that had some skill like that. But as a post player, she’s the best I’ve ever seen.”
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I haven’t talked much about college sports here, but, I think Baylor is worth noting. It’s been such an uphill ride for the Bears since the murder scandal that saw one teammate kill another and a coach cover up things that were going on on this team. It’s easy to forget how bad it was at Baylor. Now, sports at Baylor are thriving. The women’s basketball team is amazing. Baylor calls the current Heisman Trophy winner its son, and the men’s basketball team is in the Elite Eight.
Mack Brown and Texas have a new extension in place, but that isn’t the interesting part. The interesting part is that he’s not retired yet. He had a coach-in-waiting in Will Muschamp. Muschamp went to Florida. Now, Brown has no one like that under contract, so he’s staying. Is that truly wise?
Mack Brown isn’t exactly a spring chicken, and there’s a point at which your effectiveness runs out. Just ask Bobby Bowden. Plus, I would hate to see a Joe Paterno-like situation at Texas. (Not the scandal, just, he gets let go and his heart can’t take it.) I think that would be really sad.
RG3 is coming out in the draft. We’ll get to that in a second.
Hudson Houck, the incredible offensive line coach for the Cowboys, has decided to retire. He has spent a great deal of time with the Cowboys. He’s developed tons of Pro Bowl linemen, and he is a mainstay on the Cowboys staff that would have continued to provide stability as the team moves in the direction of Jason Garrett. I think I speak for everyone when I wish him all the best in his retirement. At 69, I believe he’s earned it. (Especially when Jackie Slater credits you for his development!)
Here at Dallas Pro Sports, we’ll talk a little college football and basketball on occasion as well. Tonight’s game has Southlake/Carroll quarterback legend Chase Daniels leading Missouri against Sam Bradford and the OU Sooners. It’s going to be a heck of a game, with Missouri facing their last opportunity to secure room in the Championship.