Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) sets up to pass in the second quarter against Clemson in the Capital One Orange Bowl at SunLife Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015. Clemson won, 37-17. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald/TNS)
Matt Mosley, co-host of The Afternoon Show with Cowlishaw and Mosley weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m. on KESN-FM 103.3, ESPN Radio, answered your questions in a live chat Friday.
Question: Two UT assistants appear headed out the door in Austin pretty close to signing day. Do you think there should be an NCAA rule that an assistant that transfers should sit out a year? In the past, some Texas players felt wronged by coaches who recruited them and then left.
Matt Mosley: I don’t think you can come up with a rule like that. I hate that these guys get so close to the kids and then just bail. I totally undertand Norvell leaving, though. He was demoted by Charlie early in the season. I was surprised he was still on the staff. It’s never a fun situation. I would try to come up with a way to let coaches have a chance to take new jobs in a two-week period after the season. To see them jump immediately after signing day is pretty bad. And I understand why players feel betrayed.
Question: Who’s your Big 12 football favorite in 2016?
Matt Mosley: You know what my answer’s going to be, right? I think this is a three-horse race between Baylor, OU and TCU. Baylor will get out of the gates quickly, but the Bears will be challenged earlier in the conference schedule than last season. I don’t think that’s a bad thing. The Sooners have to be considered the favorite with the return of Baker Mayfield. I think they were fortunate to hang on to off coordinator Lincoln Riley. And Baylor has to play in Norman this season. Give me 1. OU 2. BU 3. TCU
Question: Texas A&M, after playing so well, has now lost 4 straight SEC basketball games? Are they not as good as believed or are they just in a funk?
Matt Mosley: I think the Ags are just in a funk. The program wasn’t used to being on top of the heap and everyone was gunning for them. That’s a nice win over Iowa State, but I hated that SEC/Big 12 challenge. I thought it served as a distraction for both conferences. The scary part is when you drop games at home. That’s been a great homecourt advantage for the Ags. I think things will settle down. Billy K really needs to decide where he can go when things get dicey. I’d go down low to the Tyler Davis kid out of Plano West.
Question: Do you think Baylor is being as forthcoming as it should be regarding the rapes that occurred?
Matt Mosley: As a BU alum, I’ve been horrified by the stories. I love my alma mater, but I’ve really struggled with this one. I believe Judge Starr should try harder to be transparent in his response to all these allegations. It’s obvious the school didn’t do right by these young women. I think Baylor should try to lead the way in reform on this issue. Citing laws that prevent us from responding comes across as pretty callous. Some of these women have signed releases saying they are OK having Baylor respond. I think Baylor has taken some positive steps in recent months. But the school needs to be more upfront about what those steps are.
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