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The press conference to announce Tom Herman as the new head coach at Texas will not be held until December, but it is coming.

Charlie Strong, in his second season, is teetering on the ropes.  In the big rivalry game against Oklahoma last week, the Texas defense, which he took over himself, gave up an embarrassing  672  yards in a 45-40 loss that left the once proud Longhorns at 2-3.

Strong is 56, makes a little over $5 million a year and has a 13-17 record.  Herman is 41, makes $3 million a year at Houston and is 18-1 over those two years.

The Board of Regents at Texas, the most powerful group at the university, will not settle for 13-17 and many of them have roots in Houston where Herman is currently spinning his magic.

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Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh says his star Jabrill Peppers, who is on the Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List, is the best player in the country and should win the Heisman.  Peppers, according to the Michigan website, has played 13 different positions on offense, defense and special teams.

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Speaking of Michigan.  A local restaurant (Ruth’s Chris) ran a promotion that said they would discount your meal by whatever margin the Wolverines won their game by.  This past Saturday, Michigan beat Rutgers 78-0!  That means you could buy a Ruth’s Chris meal for a McDonald’s price.

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A survey of 98 Division I coaches revealed a list of the five toughest places to play in college football.

  1. LSU
  2. Texas A&M
  3. Oregon
  4. Ohio State
  5. Penn State

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