If you were looking for a media day one that slowly eased you into the new season, this was not the media day you were looking for. Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby came out with both guns blazing as he opened with his state of the conference.
From the end of college athletics as you know it, to
"Unhappy change" just became Bob Bowlsby's ominous buzzphrase for college athletics. #LookingAtYouMidMajors— Allan Taylor (@AllanTaylorWVU) July 21, 2014
-Not quite "I'm a man! I'm 40!" stuff, but still.
Bowlsby: "It's time we won a championship again." Subtext: "OU and Texas, get it together, for the love of God..." #Big12MediaDays— Ian Boyd (@Ian_A_Boyd) July 21, 2014
- Art Briles was pretty awesome on a lot of fronts, even if he was wrong. More on Briles quotes at Our Daily Bears.
Mike Gundy said he feels like Brittany Spears walking around #Big12MediaDays with all the cameras and coverage— WVU IMG Sports (@WVUIMGSports) July 21, 2014
Art Briles on Jimbo Fisher/title game comments: "He needs to worry about the ACC… Don’t come to Texas telling me how to do my business."— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) July 21, 2014
-I'm pretty tough on Charlie Weis, so to hear that he's trying to drop a few pounds is a good thing.
I will not make any attempt to tell you anything about what Kliff Kingsbury said at media days, because nothing will overshadow what you just saw. But you can catch up with the Red Raiders at Viva the Matadors.
-TCU coach Gary Patterson is a lot more fun than I thought he was. I've always imagined that every defensive coach was just some variant of Sgt. Plumley from We Were Soldiers.
TCU’s Gary Patterson went back to South Africa for vacation. He rode an elephant. "12 ft high, weighed 7 tons. I asked if he could play DT."— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) July 21, 2014
That's pretty much it for day one. Looking forward to day two!!
Gary Patterson says he's made an effort to cut down on retweeting Earth Pics. ... I don't know how this interview got here.— David Ubben (@davidubben) July 21, 2014
From juco punter in anonymity to Big 12 media day posterboy! The 'stache goes boom tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/FnL6gNdnJ6— Allan Taylor (@AllanTaylorWVU) July 21, 2014