The Times West Virginian

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July 24, 2013

Holgorsen: ‘Clay may be our best football player on our team’

MORGANTOWN — This and that at Big 12 Media Day in Dallas’ Omni Hotel, where not only is the Big 12 gathered but where Mary Kay Cosmetics is holding its annual convention, which led someone to ask Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops if his wife, Carol, was in attendance at the cosmetics convention.

“My wife is a national sales director here for Mary Kay. She comes down Friday, and her seminar starts, I think, Monday through Wednesday. So she’ll be part of this group, just in a different seminar. Very proud of her. These women do a great job,” he said.

But, being a football coach, he couldn’t stop there.

“Get your wives into it,” he said. “It would be good for them. I’m recruiting.”

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Texas Coach Mack Brown found himself in an interesting position. One extremely popular national magazine selected his Longhorns to finish fourth in the nation this year, while his own conference media picked them to finish fourth in the Big 12.

Which agreed with him more?

“I really like the first guy better. I don’t know about his merit, but I like it better,” he said with a smile.

“Who knows? You know, I do think that we have the most balanced league in the country right now, top to bottom. You look at Kansas struggled some this year, but they nearly beat us. They nearly beat everybody they played in Lawrence.

“They had some great games. Charlie (Weis) is doing a tremendous job, and Kansas will be back soon, in my opinion. Everybody else can beat anybody else in the league on a given day, and that’s not happening across the country.

“You saw in the SEC there’s seven that beat — the top seven beat the bottom seven 30-0, and that’s not happening in our league. Our league is very challenging. At one point, there were two or three teams that were better than everybody else, and that’s not the case anymore. Everybody is pretty good.”

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