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The Heart Beat (Feb. 18th): Texas’ Offensive Changes, Jerry Kill’s Plans With TCU

NCAA Football: Louisiana State at Texas

Starting this week we will begin with our daily “Heart Beat”, where we put together our favorite Big 12-related articles and links from the day. This will be similar to a lunch links so you can spend time reading great Big 12 content and avoiding work and your boss!

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With so many changes to the Texas Longhorns coaching staff, what kind of offense should we expect from new OC Mike Yurcich? How much will be his own? How much will be Tom Herman’s? Mike Yurcich admitted that calling plays…. “gets him off.” Yea, he said it. Thanks, Mike. The Dallas Morning News takes a look into it.

Now that Jerry Kill has joined his lifelong friend Gary Patterson with the TCU Horned Frogs, he’s hoping to make his impact felt as TCU looks to rebound from two mediocre seasons.

With Oklahoma losing more playmakers to the NFL, one of the biggest shoes that will need to be filled it wide receiver CeeDee Lamb. The question now over at OU Insider is whether or not Jadon Hasselwood is ready to fill that role left by one of the best wide receivers in the country.

As the Texas Tech Red Raiders get ready to turn the page to the 2020 season, Matt Wells is banking on experienced coaches to fix the defense which struggled plenty in 2019.

 

Big 12 Basketball

With the West Virginia Mountaineers going through their worst skid of the season, losers of three in a row and four of the past six games, head coach Bob Huggins says there could be changes before Tuesday’s game against Oklahoma State.

During Kansas’ win over Iowa State, Marcus Morris took a spot in the rafters with his jersey being retired. Benton Smith at KU Sports explains why that is well deserved.

Speaking of that game, Iowa State got off to a hot start, and made 11 3-pointers, shot 48% from deep and 42% from the floor, but still got blown out by 20 points. Not a good look for the Cyclones.

Non-Big 12 Headlines

Apple tried to sneak in news on the Monday holiday that the coronavirus will cause them to miss expectations for the quarter.

Since everyone now hates the Houston Astros, the over under has been set at 83.5 plunkings Astros players this coming season.

A brawl broke out at a Bernie Sanders rally in Colorado on Sunday night.

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