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Thursday Links O' War: December 11, 2014

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TCU, Baylor not helped by Big 12 decisions in playoff process | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Among the telling messages delivered Sunday by members of the College Football Playoff’s selection committee while denying playoff berths to No. 5 Baylor and No. 6 TCU, two scream louder than the rest.

Despite CFP snub, TCU could have two national award winners | Dallas Morning News

The College Football Playoff matchups are in place and conference champions (and, ahem, co-champs) have been crowned. The first bowl isn’t until Dec. 20, when the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl between Nevada and Louisiana-Lafayette kicks things off at 10 a.m.

Web traffic soars on College Football Playoff news | Fort Worth Star Telegram

The first 30 minutes of Sunday’s College Football Playoff Selection Show garnered a 3.4 overnight television rating, compared with a 3.7 for Game 7 of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.

Big 12 coaches honor Boykin, Dawson, Patterson | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Big 12 coaches have named TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin the league’s offensive player of the year, teammate Paul Dawson the the top defensive player and coach Gary Patterson the coach of the year, the conference announced Wednesday.

TCU coach gets so excited by new commit that he is pulled over for speeding | USA Today

A TCU position coach was so excited to receive the commitment of a much ballyhooed junior that he was then pulled over for speeding. At least that’s the story the player is giving.