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Late Friday Night Football Notes

There really won't be much to report until after Saturday's game, but there are a few random notes on the wire.  John Miller of the FWST notes that freshman linebacker Dewayne Baziel has been dismissed from the team for violating team rules.

Joel Filani makes the DMN's first team All Big XII and Manuel Ramirez and Keyunta Dawson make the second team.

Pete Shrager of has an impressive note about former Texas Tech quarterback B.J. Symons:

Last week's question of the week was: Which college football star had the most impressive season of the past twenty years only to NOT to be invited to the Heisman Trophy Award ceremony?

Got a ton of great responses on this. Names like Matt Jones, Peter Warrick, Timmy Chang, and Seneca Wallace got me both misty-eyed and nostalgic. Each of those guy's name was mentioned more than once. The player who drew the most responses, though, was former Texas Tech gunslinger B.J. Symons. Apparently, the folks in Lubbock read this column. Red Raiders fans came out in FORCE this week, with over sixty pro-Symons entries.

John Farr of Topeka, Kansas had this to say:


I submit the name of BJ Symons of Texas Tech. In the 2003 season BJ completed 65.4% of his passes for 5833 yds and 52 TD's while directing an offense that compiled more than 7576 yds. If you advocate that Colt Brennan should be at the ceremony, I believe that BJ deserved the same.

By the way BJ played the final 5 games with a torn ACL because it was his last chance to play."

Gutsy stuff. Impressive numbers. Oklahoma quarterback Jason White won the Heisman Trophy in '03. But many still believe he was the second best quarterback in the Big 12 that year.