Lunch links: Weighing in on Washington
September, 2, 2010
By David Ubben | ESPN.com
So, the season's like seven hours away. That's pretty good.
- The mother of suspended Missouri running back Derrick Washington says she was told her son would be welcomed back to the program if he cleared his name in the legal process, reports Mike DeArmond of the Kansas City Star.
- The Star's Sam Mellinger says the ghost of Ricky Clemons led the Tigers to boot Washington off the team too early.
- Text messages from his coaches helped motivate Texas' new starting running back Cody Johnson to improve his fitness over the summer, writes Laken Litman of the Dallas Morning News.
- Iowa State's defense knows it'll be facing a challenge in Northern Illinois running back Chad Spann tonight, writes Kelly Beaton of the Cedar Falls Courier.
- Despite shifting quarterbacks often, the exchange with the center hasn't been a problem at Nebraska.
- The drug charge looming over Oklahoma State safety Victor Johnson has been dropped.
- Colorado defensive end Marquez Herrod remembers the Colorado State players who celebrated on the field last season after their win. And he's not happy about it, writes Tom Kensler of The Denver Post.
- Ax those rumors about a matchup with newly independent BYU for the Red Raiders, reports Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
- Kansas State running back Daniel Thomas will get all the carries he can handle this season, reports austin Meek of the Topeka Capital-Journal.
- Tyrell Higgins is part of an elite group at Texas after leaving the team, coming back as a walk-on, re-earning his scholarship and now becoming a starter at defensive tackle, reports Alan Trubow of the Austin American-Statesman.
- For Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin, the wait is almost over, writes Brice Cherry of the Waco Tribune-Herald.
- Kansas is ready to step into one of the toughest Septembers in school history, writes J. Brady McCollough of the Kansas City Star.
- Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller would like the last laugh after a light-hearted preseason, writes Brent Zwerneman of the San Antonio Express-News.