Not only has the Big 12 South dominated play over the last several years in terms of head to head matchups with Big 12 north teams, but could you imagine if teams like Texas, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, and Texas A&M all had a built in home field advantage of sorts for the Big 12 title game?
Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe has floated that idea around that the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington Texas would be a good permanent site for the Big 12 title. Of course, coaches from that state would like the idea. Longhorns coach Mack Brown would be open to the idea, but Huskers coach Bo Pelini I’m sure shares the same sentiment with other Big 12 North coaches.
Honestly, Pelini says he doesn’t care where the game is played, but feels the Big 12 North should have the opportunity to host the game on a rotational basis just like the league has done for the last 14 years, so it wouldn’t be a strain on Husker fans to travel so far for the title game.
However, the reality is this game will be played in the Longhorns backyard and the focus for the Huskers is how to slow down this Texas offense led by quarterback Colt McCoy and receiver Jordan Shipley. Texas moves Shipley around the field so much and lines him up in different spots, Pelini says you just can’t plan on Shipley lining up at the same spot on the field.
The key as always, is getting pressure on McCoy. The front four have to make McCoy uncomfortable in the pocket, but Pelini will tell you, McCoy is good enough to move around and make passes on the run.
Listen to Pelini’s comments on today’s Big Red Report.