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The Mid-Morning Dump - 2/15/12


NEW DEFENSIVE BACKS COACH. Football Scoop is reporting that Iowa State has hired former North Carolina DB coach Troy Douglas to assume the same position for the Cyclones. Douglas was the 2009 FootballScoop Co-Defensive Backs Coach of the Year while at UNC and brings 24 years of experience.

WELCOME TO BCS CONFERENCE FOOTBALL! TCU releases statement on 17 students getting arrested for selling drugs, including 4 football players. TCU players arrested in drug raid: Starting SS Devin Johnson, All-Conference DT D.J. Yendrey, potential All-American LB Tanner Brock, and backup OT Ty Horn have all been dismissed.

JUCO STORIES. GoCyclones has a good story on the unconventional (unless you're Bill Snyder) path that Clifford Stokes and TJ Mutcherson took to get to Iowa State.

TROLL ON, CLAY TRAVIS. In his article "The Texas Longhorns Really Are Scared Of The SEC", he manages to troll the entire Big 12. It's quite amazing, really.

MIKE LEACH IN FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS. There's ANOTHER movie called Friday Night Lights coming out about Mike Leach. This is all very confusing.

LIN-N-OUT BURGER? I'm sure we're all inundated with Linsanity, but this is a refreshingly honest article by his former Harvard teammate Drew Housman, who reveals his own bitterness about Lin taking over, and his realization about Lin's success today.

NAME THAT CONFERENCE! The Mountain West Conference and Conference USA are merging, but needs a new name.