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Big 12 football: High-scoring, fast paced games just life in the Big 12

BY BERRY TRAMEL, Staff Writer, btramel@opubco.com Published: October 5, 2012
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“It's obviously created a tremendous advantage for the offense when teams are scoring 70 points,” Saban said. “I think there has to be some sense of fairness in terms of asking, ‘Is this what we want football to be?'”

It's not what Texas wants football to be, but it is what Texas football. Mack Brown said he wanted to play morel like SEC teams, but the Longhorns instead are a mainstream Big 12 team, with a suddenly high-octane offense and a leaky defense.

“Texas has been a defensive school and a school that has run the ball for years,” Brown said. “And right now the world's changing. We're not seeing the dominant defensive performances right now that even we saw three years ago, and defenses are going to have to catch up because offenses are ruling the roost.”


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