A little Talib love to start things off, SI has him as a middle season all-american.
ESPN is going through what it will take for the now undefeated teams to go undefeated through the season. Since it is an insider link I will just post what it says about our x-factor.
No. 20 Kansas Jayhawks
X-factor: CB/WR Aqib Talib (Jr.)
Realistic Jayhawk fans understand that an undefeated season is not in the cards. However, finishing the regular season with 10 wins is actually a reasonable goal. A critical element in accomplishing it will be Talib's stamina. The 6-2, 195-pound junior has emerged as one of the nation's premier man-to-man cover corners and already has notched three interceptions. Talib also doubles as a receiver and has scored in each of the Jayhawks' five games thus far.
another team of note....
No. 11 Missouri Tigers
X-factor: DE Stryker Sulak
Much like Cal, the biggest challenge for Missouri is to shore up a leaky pass defense that is surrendering 275.8 yards per game (104th nationally). CB's Darnell Terrell and Hardy Ricks are both returning starters, so there's not a ton of hope for improvement in that regard. Coordinator Matt Eberflus is using a lot of zone coverage in an attempt to mask his secondary's lack of speed and athleticism in coverage. However, that philosophy hasn't done a lot of good to this point. If the Tigers are to hold up in coverage versus some better passing attacks down the stretch, they will need a great effort from the front-four pass rush. So far the only consistent pass rusher has been Sulak, who leads the team with three sacks through five games. Sulak and his linemates will face their toughest challenge to date in Norman this Saturday.
A few more links, if you haven't seen the Gundy-Coors Light commercial, or this one, you are missing out.
a p.s. on to that...I would definitely buy from this man.
Maybe Baylor could win a few more games if they executed tackles like this on the intended target.
Also, here is a look at the Waco Trib: http://www.wacotrib.com/baylor/content/sports/baylor/index.html
Podcast is relatively entertaining in its own way.