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The Mid-Morning Dump - 11/8/12

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A daily collection of links on the Cyclones and sports in general.

BURNHAM PREPARING FOR WISHBONE. Wally Burnham is honored by Texas' gesture of running wishbone on their first play against ISU to honor DKR, but at the same time, preparing for it because it actually suits Texas' personnel.

FIVE MINUTES WITH OTZ. Chris Williams sits down with TJ Otzelberger to preview the season, but the highlight is the 'White Men Can't Jump" Photoshop featuring Scott Christopherson and Melvin Ejim in the background.

REBOUNDING ISSUES. Iowa State must improve their rebounding to be a tournament team this year.

WOULD ALABAMA BEAT AN NFL TEAM? Simply put, no.

ANOTHER BIG 12 PREVIEW. Jeff Goodman puts Iowa State 7th in the Big 12 in his preview.

'MURICA! Rutgers is debuting some VERY patriotic helmets this weekend.

TEXAS DEFENSE IS IMPROVING. It's just baby steps, but Wescott Eberts writes that the Longhorn D is better than the horror show we saw earlier in the season.

THIS WEEK IN SCHADENFREUDE. TWIS focues on LSU's pain and their way to deal with it: by suggesting brain surgery for Les Miles

RIP DARRELL ROYAL. Spencer Hall pens a tribute to the late great. Be sure to check out the story about DKR and an Aggy koozie in the comments.

SO MUCH DRAMA AT USC. A student manager was fired for deflating game balls below NCAA regulated levels against Oregon.

12 BIG GAMES FOR KSU. The games that will determine if Kansas State can beat out Oregon and Notre Dame for that BCS Championship spot. Sadly, it includes Iowa State losing this weekend.

GOOD NEWS FOR SNYDER? He is expecting Collin Klein to be able to play against TCU this weekend.