But for all the Bears have done this season, they’re in the same position as Central Florida, in a BCS bowl game for the first time.
North Texas (8-4) got its wish and plays Wednesday against UNLV (7-5) in the Heart of Dallas Bowl in the historic Cotton Bowl stadium only about 45 miles from the Denton campus.
The Chick-fil-A Bowl will reportedly be the final college football game for Texas A&M’s quarterback Johnny Manziel.
After losing to No. 11 Oklahoma in the final 19 seconds back on Dec. 7, a loss that cost them the Big 12 Conference championship and a trip to the BCS, the Cowboys are preparing to face No. 9 Missouri.
Reese dislocated his wrist when came down awkwardly in the first half against Oklahoma on Nov. 7. He missed the last four games for the Big 12 champion Bears.
Cumbie, a former Red Raiders quarterback, will be co-offensive coordinator with Doug Meacham, the Houston co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks hired last week by TCU coach Gary Patterson.
Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin balked when asked to reflect on Johnny Manziel’s career as he and the Aggies prepare for what could be the quarterback’s last college game.
As finales go, it’s hard to argue too much about the final title-game participants. Florida State was the only major-conference team to finish undefeated and Auburn had the best resume of the one-loss teams.
Army will never be a dominant force in college football the way Texas can be, but both programs have a special place in college football’s history. Seeing them each reach their expectations is possible if the right coach is brought in.
A Las Vegas book names current Louisville head coach Charlie Strong as the favorite to replace Mack Brown in Austin.
At Texas, several university regents and a former regent were involved in a meeting with Saban’s agent last January to gauge the coach’s interest in coming to Texas.
Colin Voss scored 13 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead North Texas in a 64-55 victory over Central Arkansas on Tuesday.