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Berry Tramel: The Big 12 is wide open next season

The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel answered questions from readers in today's Power Lunch Chat. Participate in our Power Lunch Chats Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. at
by Berry Tramel Modified: January 20, 2012 at 2:31 pm •  Published: January 20, 2012

Well, let's see. OU is scheduled to host Baylor next season and go to TCU, so that shouldn't be a problem. Looks like they've got that rotation OK. But that's a good point. OU (and OSU) will have bigger profiles in Dallas. But less in Houston, because of A&M's departure. If I was OU or OSU, I would do all I could to get games scheduled with Houston and Rice. I'd try to play them home and home, if necessary. For that matter, A&M some, too.

On who the Sooners might hire to be their new linebacker coach:

I have no idea. I'm just like you guys. I've just read the names that we trotted out. Many of them seem good to me. Personally, I'd go offer Gary Gibbs the job. You want a defensive coach, there's you one. I think he's still safe with the KC Chiefs, since Romeo Crennel was retained, but you never know. Maybe Gibbs would like to come home. If Dave Campo can coach the Dallas secondary several years after he was fired as head coach, maybe Gibbs can return.

by Berry Tramel
Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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