National and SEC Goodies for Aggie Football & Mack Brown isn’t Big on His Longhorn Network.Sports Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
The nation’s leader in sacks and tackles for loss Damontre Moore of Texas A&M was named Southeastern Conference Defensive Lineman of the Week on Monday for his strong play against No. 6 LSU. Moore, Even after getting pretty banged up Saturday. The junior defensive end from Rowlett High School, produced a team-high 10 tackles,while also contributing a sack, two tackles for loss, a broken up pass and a quarterback pressure…It was Moore’s second weekly SEC honor after being named Co-DL of the Week for his play in the season-opener against Florida.
Texas A&M redshirt freshman Johnny Manziel was named one of 16 semifinalists for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award on Monday. Narrowed down from all 124 starting quarterbacks from NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision schools, semifinalists were selected by the Davey O’Brien National Selection Committee, with the Fan Vote accounting for five percent of the total vote. The committee was asked to consider the following criteria: quarterback skills, athletic ability, academics, character, leadership and sportsmanship.
Texas coach Mack Brown once welcomed the Longhorn Network. Now he sounds like he’d rather do without it. Brown complained Monday about his weekly time commitment to produce three shows, the network’s access to practice and the tips opposing coaches may get from watching it. Brown says he “didn’t ask for” the network, the school’s 20-year collaboration with ESPN that pays Texas $300 million. Brown says he wants to sit down with network and school officials to address his concerns. The network shows the first 30 minutes of daily drills and some of the conversations coaches. Brown says a Texas staff member monitors the network to make sure not too much is revealed.
Barry Sanders knows his trading cards are bought and sold every day. When the Hall of Fame running back learned that a Houston couple desperate to have a baby was auctioning off one of his most rare cards to fund one last attempt at in vitro fertilization, he was stunned. The former Detroit Lions star is helping spread the word about the sale of the card signed by both he and Walter Payton so Todd and Ula Nelkin can raise $20,000.00 Sanders tells The Associated Press it would be “very, very special” if his card helped the Nelkins have a baby. Todd Nelkin says: “I would love to keep the card, but I would rather have a kid.’
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