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Big 12: It's Tricky

SAN ANTONIO - Everyone has been talking trick plays at Big 12 media day, but so far the jury is out.

While Oklahoma is avoiding the trick play question, Nebraska is embracing the opportunity for creativity.

The ghosts of last season's Fiesta Bowl loss to trick play-happy Boise State may still be fresh in the mind of many fans, but Oklahoma's Bob Stoops is past all that. As of today, the Sooners' play book will not include any additional trick plays designed for revenge.

Despite failing to convert a special play in last year's Cotton Bowl, Bill Callahan will continue to teach his Huskers new tricks.

"We had seven specials that we run, and we were successful on six of the seven, and the one in the Cotton Bowl, we just didn't get it done," Callahan said.

"It's tough, it's a part of coaching," Callahan added about implementing trick plays, even when they go wrong.
"These are the things that happen when you call a special. We know about the inherent risk, and it's tough in a big game like that when you don't overcome it."

With Callahan's recruiting classes finally filling the roster in his fourth season at Nebraska, more specials may well be in the works this season for the reigning Big 12 North champions.

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