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David Shaw addresses Stanford/Kansas State opener

Also, BatCats drop one in Fort Worth and Shadae Lawrence is Big 12 outdoor track and field female Freshman of the Year.

As an aside, is David Shaw one of CFB's most underrated coaches?
As an aside, is David Shaw one of CFB's most underrated coaches?
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EXPANSIONPALOOZA has run amok, and to the surprise of virtually everyone we've decided to expand beyond the ten teams in question. Your benevolent despot has actually gotten requests from writers covering certain schools to be included in the proceedings.

Like Missouri. And Nebraska.

Grab your pants, kids. This is going to be a rough ride.

Jon talked with The UConn Blog's Aman Kidwai, who presented a very well-constructed case for including Connecticut. Then wildcat00 used it as a litter box, which resulted in... well, actually, rather polite conversation from the Huskies faithful. We're not sure whether that's a PRO or a CON.

Meanwhile, Jon answered for his crimes yesterday on Memphis Sports Radio 56.

Today, it's Tulane's turn.

Larry Mayer at the official Chicago Bears site checks in on Cody Whitehair and his improving technique.

Dante Barnett is on the preseason Lott Impact Trophy watch list, which is cool but ultimately meaningless because preseason watch lists.

Our friends at Campus Insiders list their top 10 Big 12 non-conference games, and of course the Wildcats' trip to Stanford is on there.

Stanford head coach David Shaw was a guest at the Minds Behind the Game series of speaking events hosted by Chat Sports, interviewed by Chat Sports CEO James Yoder. The full 60-minute video is available, but a Facebook question came across about the season opener with K-State, and here's Shaw's response:

At the ESPN Big 12 Blog, the guys discussed the Big 12's most- and least-improved position groups this spring. Brandon Chatmon poked his finger at the Wildcat receiving corps.

The BatCats lost another one-run game yesterday, this time a 3-2 decision at TCU. It was a rare case of TCU bunting for the win, notes Carlos Mendez at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Baylor beat Texas and KU was rained out, so the Wildcats are now all alone in eighth place, a game ahead of the Jayhawks. A win tonight isn't wholly required, but would be a big help.

The Big 12 announced its outdoor track and field awards yesterday, and while Akela Jones somehow did not win outstanding female track athlete, K-State did bring home an award: discus thrower Shadae Lawrence was named Big 12 Outstanding Freshman of the Year.