Big 12 football notebook: Texas' Mack Brown misses teleconference

By Brandon Chatmon and Jake Trotter, Staff Writers Published: April 19, 2011

Snyder, meanwhile, pointed to the Big 12 Championship game helping the overall exposure of the conference.

“I think the championship game had a major impact on Big 12 football,” he said. “I think most people view the conference as one of the top two conferences in the United States, and I think we got there because the exposure that was received from the championship game.”


Not every coach supports the NCAA's implementation of the celebration rule, which will wipe out touchdowns on live ball taunting penalties next season.

“The referees have a tough job, because they're in a lot of judgment calls,” said Baylor coach Art Briles. “Taunting to you might not be taunting to me.

“I think there's a lot of subjectively to it, and if you're letting me vote, I'm voting no.”

Several of the league's coaches offered support of the rule, including Snyder, whose Wildcats essentially lost the Pinstripe Bowl last season due to a taunting penalty.

“I'm on board with taunting rules and behavioral rules,” Snyder said, “as long as they are called consistently.”

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