The Weekly Buzz

Big Red NetworkSenior Writer IJuly 25, 2008

Texas recruiting and Big 12 Media Days are on the radar this week, with a little hope that basketball may have as bright a future as football.

» In what was my favorite (non-Bo Pelini) interview of Big 12 media days, Mack Brown was asked his feelings about being the guy that "let" Chase Daniel go. His response was that there were around 350 Division I caliber recruits every year and he could only pick what he thought were the top 22. He said that meant he had more than 320 native Texans mad at him every year. Don't feel too bad for him though, he only gets to pick the BEST of those players. Nebraska is starting to reap the benefit of the high number of Texas recruits, picking up three young Texans this week alone: Nick Ash - offensive guard, Jesse Coffey - another offensive lineman, and Emerson Evans - defensive end.

» A huge deluge of stories came down the pipe due to Big 12 media days in Kansas City. Click on each link to get a feel for what a week's worth of news conferences are like. Did I leave anything out? I hope not, because that's all you need to know. There is so much material out there, that you HAVE to come to this website in order to get the 15 link condensed version.

» My last point of interest comes in the form of the Nebrasketball conference TV schedule being released. Air time is very important in getting exposure, which in turn gets recruits. I am very excited to be looking at a team that is on its upward swing in basketball and obviously football. Let's hope that we start having a reason to cheer for Huskers all the way from August to March every year. I've said it before, we've got a possible bubble team on our hands this year, and a probably a legitimate big dance pick the following season. I know it's time to be thinking about football, but college basketball is right up there in my interests, and it should be for you too.