Jan 2, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Florida Gators defensive lineman Sharrif Floyd (73) sacks Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) during the third quarter of the Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Longhorn Links for April 28, 2014

Here at Hook’em Headlines, we compile the best Texas news from around the internet every weekday morning. Here are your daily links for Monday, April 28.

Sharrif Floyd leads new class action against NCAA and major conferences – Pro Football Talk

The former Florida Gator’s suit is the latest attack on the NCAA’s cartel. Like the case filed by Jeffrey Kessler, the objective here is not merely to cut a larger slice of the pie for the players, but rather knock out the NCAA altogether.

2014 Texas Defense X Factors: seven players that can make Texas a dominating defense – Barking Carnival

More defenders than those listed need to step up to make Charlie Strong’s defense a “dominant” unit. That said, there’s a lot of projectable improvement from last year’s group.

Troy Vincent wants to explore a developmental league – Pro Football Talk

While this may seem out of place on Hook’em Headlines, any developmental league the NFL decides to fund could evolve into competition for college football teams. A professional alternative to the college system has been discussed for years, and the NFL certainly has the means to establish one. While previous developmental leagues like NFL Europe didn’t cater to players less than three years removed from their high school graduation, such could be on the table this time around.

Jason Hirschhorn serves as Editor-in-Chief for FanSided’s Texas Longhorns blog, Hook ‘em Headlines. He also covers the Green Bay Packers for SB Nation’s Acme Packing Company. His work has previously appeared on Beats Per Minute, Lombardi Ave, and College Hoops Net.
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