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'Hawks and Huskers: A Big 12 North showdown

7 November 2009

On this week's episode of "Going Deep," Matt Tait and Jesse Newell (filling in for Eric Sorrentino) welcome Brian Christopherson of The Lincoln Journal Star and HuskerExtra.com to the show. In addition to trying to sort out the jumbled mess that is the Big 12 standings, Christopherson gives his input on why Nebraska has become all defense and no offfense and divulges the identity of a few lesser-known names who could make the difference in the once-thought marquee game on the Big 12 North schedule.

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Governor's Cup trophy there for the taking

31 October 2009

In the latest edition of Going Deep, Matt Tait and Eric Sorrentino welcome Josh Kinder of the Manhattan Mercury. The trio discusses the surprising nature of the Big 12 North standings, and how Kansas State got to the top midway through the season. The Jayhawks have won four of the last five Sunflower Showdowns, but before that, the Wildcats took the previous 11 encounters. How will this year's matchup turn out and who will be the difference makers for each squad?

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Breaking down the Red Raiders

26 October 2009

In the latest episode of Going Deep, Matt Tait and Eric Sorrentino speak with Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. The trio discusses the quarterback carousel that Tech coach Mike Leach has had to deal with this season. Who will play quarterback for the Red Raiders when they play host to Kansas on Saturday? Williams also offers his opinion on Tech's best receiver, now that Michael Crabtree is gone, and who he thinks will win the Big 12 North division.

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Early prep for Oklahoma

17 October 2009

In this week's edition of Going Deep, Matt Tait and Eric Sorrentino welcome back Jake Trotter of the Oklahoman. The trio discusses possible scenarios for next weekend's Kansas-Oklahoma game in Lawrence. Will KU receiver Dezmon Briscoe be able to dominate the Sooners' defense like he did last year? Why has Oklahoma been a little down this year as compared to previous years? Trotter also discusses Sam Bradford and Jermaine Gresham's decisions to return to Norman, along with how Bradford will be remembered on the all-time list of OU quarterbacks. <b><I>Note:</b>This week's Going Deep was recorded prior to Sam Bradford suffering another shoulder injury in the Sooners' loss to Texas.</I>

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Boulder: Easy victory or grinder to the end?

12 October 2009

In the latest episode of Going Deep, Matt Tait and Eric Sorrentino welcome Alex Schultz of the CU Independent. The trio discusses the change of guard at the quarterback position for Colorado, along with the impossible task of the Buffaloes reaching 10 wins (and no excuses). Also, is it possible for Colorado to upset Kansas? Plus, CU sophomore Tyler Hansen burned his redshirt again. He'll start for the Buffaloes for the remainder of the season. Was it the right call by Hansen to burn the redshirt?

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How big a threat will ISU be in Lawrence?

3 October 2009

In the latest episode of Going Deep, Matt Tait and Eric Sorrentino speak with Bobby La Gesse of the Ames Tribune. The trio discusses the rejuvenated Iowa State ground game and how that could impact Saturday's game at Kansas. Is ISU back Alexander Robinson the premier back in the Big 12? Also, La Gesse analyzes what it will take for the Cyclones to pull off an upset in Lawrence.

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Sizing up Southern Miss

19 September 2009

In this week's edition of Going Deep, Matt Tait is joined by Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan, who fills in for Eric Sorrentino, and the two welcome Hattiesburg American beat writer Patrick Magee to the show. Magee discusses why he thinks Southern Miss could be the toughest game on KU's schedule and also sheds some light on who the second biggest name in Southern Miss football history might be and why he thinks the KU-USM contest could be an old-fashioned shootout.

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Kansas-Duke: For once, we're not talkin' hoops

13 September 2009

In Week 3 of Going Deep, Matt Tait and Eric Sorrentino speak with Bryan Strickland of the Durham Herald-Sun. Strickland goes over his theory on coach David Cutcliffe re-energizing a historically struggling program, a talented senior quarterback throwing behind an inconsistent offensive line and how Greg Paulus' departure has affected the Duke community.

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Sun Bowl road test up next

6 September 2009

In this week's edition of Going Deep, Matt Tait and Eric Sorrentino speak with UTEP beat writer Bret Bloomquist of the El Paso Times. The trio discusses the similarities between Kansas and UTEP. Both teams like to air it out. How much of a shootout could this one be in week 2? Also, Bloomquist offers his take on the UTEP defense, coach Mike Price's expectations and the Miners' recent history of playing Big 12 teams.

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Back in Action: Getting ready for Northern Colorado

31 August 2009

In the Season 2 premiere of Going Deep, Matt Tait and Eric Sorrentino speak with Matt Schuman, who covers Northern Colorado football for the Greeley (Colo.) Tribune. The trio discusses the buildup before the first game of the season between KU and UNC. The Bears struggled to snag victories last year, going 1-10, and have won just three games in the last three seasons combined. Is there any reason things will be different in 2009? Schuman also discusses the interesting quarterback situation at UNC (Tim Tebow's one-time backup at Florida is now starting), and offers a few names on offense and defense who could make a difference.

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