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Inside Texas Blog: Preseason Awards Review
On July 13th, I gave out my Big 12 Preseason Awards. Now, five months hence, let's see how accurate (or rather, inaccurate) the picks were: Offensive MVP - Bret Meyer, Jr. QB, Iowa State The most prominent and recognizable award, offensive MVP, is where I crashed and burned the hardest. The "duel-threat" quarterback only rushed for 177 yards and threw 12 picks to his 12 touchdowns. Of course, Meyer got little help from his friends as the Cyclones' season spiraled out of control. The overmatched Whirly-Birds had a pitiful 1-7 conference record, which resulted in the firing of the then-dean of Big 12 coaches and the hiring of then-Texas defensive coordinator Gene Chizik. Also, when I said that Iowa State is on the "cusp," I meant on the cusp of a Big 12 North Division crown...
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