Big 12 lunch links: Bradford serves as Cherokee role model

January, 7, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

One day and counting to the biggest game of the season.

Today's lunchtime links, with a heavy Big 12 slant:

  • Murray Evans of the Associated Press writes about Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford becoming a role model for the Cherokee nation.
  • The Tulsa World's Bill Haisten writes of the chance of a split national championship as several pollsters mull the chance of undefeated Utah winning the Associated Press poll.
  • The contrast between Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford and Florida quarterback Tim Tebow could not be more distinct, according to Oklahoman columnist Berry Tramel.
  • After Mack Brown's pronouncements following his team's Tostitos Fiesta Bowl victory over Ohio State, the Oklahoman's John Rohde wonders if the Texas coach really will break ranks and vote his team No. 1. To do so would mean breaking an agreement between the American Football Coaches Association and the Bowl Championship Series.
  • The Atlantic Coast Conference officiating crew assigned to do Thursday night's FedEx BCS National Championship Game between Florida and Oklahoma is on pregame skirmish alert after some of the banter between the two teams, the USA Today's Steve Wieberg writes.
  • Texas could use its Fiesta Bowl victory over Ohio State as a springboard to national title contention next season, the Austin American-Statesman's Suzanne Halliburton writes.

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