Coachspeak: Big 12 Coaches Teleconference Week Four

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Derek takes a look at the week four football coaches teleconference. There was a little more to go on this week as we ramp things up for conference play.

In strictly K-State news, Kip Daily was named defensive player of the week.

Burnt Orange Nation

Mack Brown seemed incredibly positive, like a politician in the middle of a career threatening scandal. He continually praised his players' effort, acknowledged difficulties stopping the run and attributed most of that to inability to defend the option.

Rock Chalk Talk

Charlie Weis said he was not at all concerned about Jake Heaps and attributed most of the problems in the passing game to drops by the receivers. He said he will address those mistakes with the guys who are making them and see if there are alternatives.

Crimson and Cream Machine

Bob Stoops acknowledged the great play of Blake Bell and said that Bell will be "the guy" for now. He also said they expect some kind of an update on the condition of Trevor Knight later in the week.

Cowboys Ride For Free

Mike Gundy stuck by his guns in not commenting on the Sports Illustrated scandal but did say that his players have shown no signs of distraction from it.

Bring On The Cats

Bill Snyder thought the Wildcats showed a little improvement in consistency against UMass and said they are moving in the right direction. When asked about Texas, he said that despite their struggles he believes they can play with anyone.

The Smoking Musket

Dana Holgerson was pleased with the performance of Ford Childress, praising his poise and demeanor but said he still has issues with footwork and other things that can be improved.

Viva The Matadors

Kliff Kingsbury acknowledged that his team did not play very well against TCU but was pleased that they still found a way to win. He said DeAndre Washington was very embarrassed by dropping the football before he crossed the goal line and that it was discussed but Kingsbury did not see a need to scold.

Our Daily Bears

Art Briles acknowledged the difficulty of playing a team like Louisiana-Monroe and said it will be a big challenge. He also said the offense plans to continue using multiple running backs.

Wide Right and Natty Light

Paul Rhoads said that while he was disappointed with the loss, he thought his defense showed a lot of improvement over their game one performance and had more speed. He also said he expects Sam Richardson to participate in practice this week and should be back soon.

Frogs O' War

Gary Patterson classified the play of Trevone Boykin as "fair" and said the arm sleeve Boykin was wearing in Lubbock on Thursday was pulled from a box by an equipment manager and they did not know it was a Kansas State sleeve. He said it was a mistake and it will not happen again.

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