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CFB: (12) Oklahoma vs. Texas

This is not your classic Red River Rivalry. Sure, the Oklahoma Sooners roll in on a hot streak, ranked 12th and still undefeated. But the Texas Longhorns ... you might have heard about their problems. A 3-2 record. A narrow win at not-so-formidable Iowa State. And a coach whose days might be numbered in Austin. Will this game spell the end for Mack Brown?

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  • Does Mack Brown need to win Saturday in order to save his job?

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  • Will Mack Brown coach Texas in 2014?

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  • Which team will win the Big 12 championship?

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  • Does Oklahoma (or any Big 12 team) have a legit shot at playing in the BCS National Championship Game?

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  • Is Oklahoma-Texas still an elite college football rivalry?

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Coaching rants after big losses are usually more funny than intimidating, but Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads' anger may have been justified after his team's loss to Texas. Rhoads went on a lengthy and passionate rant after Texas RB Johnathan Gray was ruled down by contact after an apparent fumble recovery at the goal line late in the fourth quarter. Texas would subsequently score a go-ahead touchdown and seal the win on an interception. Officials didn't feel the video replay was conclusive enough to overturn the original call, but did they get it wrong?

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The past two days haven't been good for struggling college football coaches, as Lane Kiffin (USC) and Paul Pasqualoni (UConn) were shown the door. Now, a Texas legend wants the Longhorns to follow suit. Earl Campbell said that he thinks it's time for Texas to fire Mack Brown, despite the Longhorns'  31-21 win over Kansas State on Saturday. Brown is under contract until 2020, but Campbell believes Brown (age 62) is already ''too old'' to continue to be an effective coach.

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Would Nick Saban go to Texas?

We interrupt Alabama's celebration of its big win at Texas A&M to bring this potentially shocking news: According to a report, coach Nick Saban's agent spoke with a Texas regent and former regent about Saban moving to Austin if Mack Brown retired. Now this all seems a bit speculative; Brown insists he's not going anywhere despite his team's struggles, and Saban is in the middle of that whole trying-to-win-three-straight-BCS-titles thing (he also says he's "too damn old" to start over at a new school). But the Crimson Tide coach did leave LSU for the NFL and then ditched the Miami Dolphins rather unceremoniously. So ...

  • A Texas regent reportedly talked to Nick Saban's agent about Saban coaching in Austin. Will the Alabama coach finish his career in Tuscaloosa?

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  • How many more national championships will Nick Saban win at Alabama?

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  • Is Texas still a top college football program?

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  • Which team will win Saturday's game at Texas?

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  • Will Texas finish the season above .500?

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  • Will Mack Brown coach Texas in 2014?

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Oklahoma and Texas are perennial Big 12 powers. Kansas State and Oklahoma State? They've won the past two conference titles. And let's not forget about Baylor and TCU. How will they stack up in 2013? Click on the boxes below to set your ranking!

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2013 Big 12 football teams

Baylor

Baylor

2012 overall: 8-5
2012 Big 12: 4-5

Iowa State

Iowa State

2012 overall: 6-7
2012 Big 12: 3-6

Kansas

Kansas

2012 overall: 1-11
2012 Big 12: 0-9

Kansas State

Kansas State

2012 overall: 11-2
2012 Big 12: 8-1

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

2012 overall: 10-3
2012 Big 12: 8-1

Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State

2012 overall: 8-5
2012 Big 12: 5-4

TCU

TCU

2012 overall: 7-6
2012 Big 12: 4-5

Texas

Texas

2012 overall: 9-4
2012 Big 12: 5-4

Texas Tech

Texas Tech

2012 overall: 8-5
2012 Big 12: 4-5

West Virginia

West Virginia

2012 overall: 7-6
2012 Big 12: 4-5

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