In tonight's edition of Your Sports Now, we take you around the Big 12 and then some.
There are members of Burnt Orange Nation, who live and die by the results of the Longhorns on 12 Saturdays every fall, don't include quarterback David Ash on that list. While he probably wants to win as much as anyone, Ash said he's messed up enough to know now, you're not going to die, Before you get mad, that's actually a good thing. Ash said in the past mistakes took such a toll on him, they'd effect him for quite a while in a game. For example, think of the Kansas and Oklahoma games in particular last year, now older and wiser, Ash says he's learned to move on right away.
"The thing that I just notice as a bad play, it just goes, it's gone, that play goes away and we move on to the next one. I just remember sometimes as a freshman, a bad play would happen or something would happen, and you could just feel the air go out," David Ash said about his feelings maturing from 2012 to 2013.
Baylor's Bryce Hager learned how to play linebacker from his dad, and now he's teaching his little brother at Westlake how to do the same. The size is genetic, and now Hager has the skills to be one of the best in the country, a journey he's enjoying along with the rest of his brothers.
"I just have the expectation that I'm going to be the best I can be. I took that and took that mentality, like I'm going to make every tackle," said Bryce Hager.
In our Big-12 preview, we look at Oklahoma, who has to replace its quarterback, and nearly its entire defense, but the Sooners have shown enough over the years to still be picked second in the preseason Big 12 poll. They've shown Texas way more than they ever wanted to see the last couple years, including a 63-21 beating in the Cotton Bowl last October. OU finished its season 10-3, with a loss to Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl, but still claimed a share of the Big 12 crown.
"When you've been somewhere 15 years, you're not going to win a championship every year, and I think we've done a pretty consistent job, in 11 of the last 13 years, we've averaged 11 wins," said Coach Bob Stoops about his Sooners.
Finally catch up on your Cen-Tex high schools as we continue our high school previews at Georgetown, with the 2012 4A runners-up. The Eagles break down how they plan to stay competitive after losing more than 50 starters last season.
"Before, our program was not ready to talk about State Championships, last year is the first year that we really started talking about that, and so this program feels like, our kids feel like that we know what it's like to do that, we know what it's like to get there," Head Coach Jason Dean said.
All that and more in tonight's episode of Your Sports Now.