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Links O' War: Wednesday August 28th, 2013

It's time... It's time for Fungo to go get married... This will be my last post here at FOW for quite awhile. Jamie and Hawk have you covered. I will resurface sometime after the SELU game, and I hope to see TCU is 2-0. Enjoy it gents, I'll catch you on the flip side.

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Here are your morning links!


Patterson Holds Weekly Presser - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
No. 20 TCU opens the 2013 campaign Saturday versus No. 12 LSU in the Cowboys Classic.

Keeping LSU guessing is only part of Patterson’s quarterback plan | Dallas-Fort Worth ...
TCU coach Gary Patterson may have been cagey about who the 20th-ranked Horned Frogs’ starting quarterback will be Saturday against LSU, but he’s been forthright about his confidence in using either Casey Pachall or Trevone Boykin.

TCU coach Patterson relishes being the underdog against LSU | Sports |
In a perfect, Gary Patterson kind of world, there is no way that TCU would open its football season against the likes of an LSU.

Patterson mum on Fields playing against LSU | TCU 360
As TCU prepares to play LSU in the Cowboys Classic on Saturday, a nationally televised game, TCU head coach Gary Patterson increased the intrigue by toying with the media regarding the status of suspended defensive end Devonte Fields.

Special teams breakdown: TCU | TCU 360
Gary Patterson had a problem on special teams last year.

TCU, old-school Gary Patterson not afraid to evolve
"I've learned about Twitter trolls," Gary Patterson says, and for a moment this seems like perhaps the most unlikely thing he could ever say. You've seen Gary Patterson, haven't you?

Will TCU defensive star play? Patterson: “You’ll find out at game time.” |...
TCU defensive end Devonte Fields will suit up and be on the sidelines against LSU, but coach Gary Patterson declined to say whether his star is still suspended.


Every Opening Drive of the Art Briles Era - Our Daily Bears
Because there's almost nothing else left to think about at this stage in the game, I found myself pondering this afternoon whether there is a pattern in how Art Briles calls plays in the opening...

Where I stand with Mack Brown - Burnt Orange Nation
One writer confesses where he stands with the program and why it seems personal with Texas head coach Mack Brown.

DEPTH CHART ANALYSIS: Week 1 - Bring On The Cats
BracketCat breaks down the depth chart by position group, and looks at what he predicted correctly and what he didn't quite see coming.

ULM Dismisses Player/Warhawks Speak On Sooners - Crimson And Cream Machine
"I mean this is as tough as it gets so we’ll find out who we are and what we’re about early on and again, Saturday can’t come soon enough for all of us." -ULM Head Coach Todd Berry L...

Red Raider Gridiron | Thompson and Cantrell to Travel; Defense to Focus on Turnovers - Viva The Matadors
IR coach Eric Morris discusses two freshman receivers, Carlos Thompson and Dylan Cantrell, who are expected to travel with the team to play SMU. Also, the defense is putting a greater emphasis on creating turnovers.

Predicting The Final Big 12 Football Standings - Rock Chalk Talk
Everyone seems to be doing a "Big 12 Predicted Finish" type of poll… so KU Grad 08 is totally hopping on that bandwagon. With the football season right around the corner, I figure this can get...

West Virginia Mountaineers vs. William & Mary Tribe: Game Day Vitals - The Smoking Musket
Game, television, radio, ticket, parking, event info and times for this weekend's 2013 season opener.

Mississippi State Bulldogs Preview - Cowboys Ride For Free
Mississippi State started the season 7-0 last year, and then they played @ Alabama, vs. Texas A&M and @ LSU.

D'Vario Montgomery Rides Into Transfer Junction - Wide Right & Natty Lite
The former four star recruit is transferring to Iowa State and will reunite with former high school teammate, and starting ISU quarterback, Sam Richardson

The 2013 College Football Index -
Presenting all 125 of Bill Connelly's advanced college football team profiles, collected for you in one place.

It's personal: Why we love the silly, irrational, ridiculous, beautiful world of college football -
In this excerpt from his book, SB Nation's Bill Connelly, along with other college football experts, details what makes the sport, and everything that surrounds it, so special.

2013 college football preseason rankings consensus: Combining 12 polls into one Top 25 -
Let's combine 12 different polls into one ranking. Guess who's on top?

2013 SEC football megapreview: Can anyone stop the quest for 8? -
The Crimson Tide will try to win their fourth national title in five years, and the rest of the conference will try to put a new SEC face in the BCS throne. Your 2013 SEC players to know, tweeters to follow, restaurants to visit, and more.

Johnny Manziel met with NCAA, reportedly denied autograph claims -
A six-hour meeting between the NCAA and Johnny Football only led to the QB denying claims of accepting payment for autographs.

Nick Saban on national championship: 'Damn game cost me a week of recruiting' -
An anecdote from GQ's September profile of Nick Saban might be the most Nick Saban story yet.

Who's breaking college football's longest bowl droughts (and streaks) in 2013? -
Who's breaking college football's longest bowl droughts (and streaks) in 2013? Our panel of college football analysts has good vibes for you, Hoosiers. West Virginia fans aren't going to like this one, though.


Curses! The birth of the bleep and modern American censorship | The Verge
The Enlightenment sages who wrote the First Amendment into the US Constitution in 1791 created the most secure legal foundation for a real democracy in history thus far. By refusing to grant...

Google drops Nexus 4 price, now starts at $199 | The Verge
The Nexus 4 just got a lot cheaper. The flagship phone of Google's Nexus line is now available for a full $100 less than it was just hours ago. The 8GB model is on sale through the Google Play...

Moto X's 'Made in America' prestige could cost $5 per phone | The Verge
Motorola is advertising the Moto X as the first smartphone ever assembled in the United States, and that comes at a cost. Analysts at market intelligence firm IHS estimate that the cost of domestic...

Google Glass is in Vogue, but not yet in vogue | The Verge
Aside from the occasional up-and-coming NBA star, most of the early Google Glass adopters are, unsurprisingly, developers and technology fans that aren't normally seen as denizens of style. Even...

Incredible paintings of sci-fi suburbia will make you wish you were Swedish | The Verge
Welcome to rural Sweden, sometime in the late '80s. Citizens go about their mundane lives and children explore the countryside. But something isn't quite right. Robots and hovercrafts are...

Motorola Droid Ultra and Droid Maxx review | The Verge
Before there was "Nexus," there was Droid. Verizon, Motorola, HTC, and others teamed up to turn the Lucasfilm-licensed term into a synonym for everything great about Android. It deserved the...

Court says Apple needs monitor after 'blatant' ebook price fixing | The Verge
Apple exec Eddy Cue (left) was accused of orchestrating the price-fixing scheme. The judge overseeing Apple's ebooks price-fixing case has indicated she will not crack down on the company as...

Watch Batman and Bane's romance flourish in 'The Dark Notebook Rises' mashup | The Verge
Remixing movie trailers for cheap thrills is hardly a new practice, but it takes real skill to combine two films with almost no thematic overlap and still produce a cohesive trailer. The Dark...

Google's new Nexus 7 is now available internationally | The Verge
As previously rumored, the new Nexus 7 is now available to purchase from Google in the UK and beyond. After expanding from the US to Canada a few weeks ago, Google today took its new tablet to the...

Yahoo is bigger than Google, but Google is bigger than Yahoo | The Verge
If you were an advertiser, you might have read the news last week that Yahoo had supplanted Google as the number one web property in the US and decided to shift your dollars. ComScore's monthly...

Hacker busted by FBI for trying to sell US supercomputer logins | The Verge
A 24-year-old hacker is facing as much as 18 months in jail after attempting to sell access to Energy Department supercomputers to an undercover FBI agent. Wired reports that Andrew James Miller...

Paramount brings back the double feature with 'World War Z' and 'Star Trek Into Darkness' | The Verge
The movie double feature may seem like a relic from a bygone era, but Paramount is bringing it back this weekend with its two biggest films of the year. The Brad Pitt zombie thriller World War Z...