Lunch links: Joke-cracking coach
September, 7, 2010
By David Ubben | ESPN.com
Somebody help these guys! STAT! His ankle! I think it's broken!
- Tommy Tuberville is lightening up a bit, writes Adam Zuvanich of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
- The episode of Kansas' reality show, "The Gridiron," that covers the Jayhawks' opening game is up on the team's blog. Gill's postgame speech in the locker room begins at about the 8:00 mark.
- Missouri gets one safety back from injury (Jarrell Harrison) but loses another (Jasper Simmons) after Saturday's win at Illinois. Simmons tore his meniscus on a second-quarter interception against the Illini, but finished the game.
- There weren't a ton of schools interested in Iowa State linebacker Jake Knott, including Iowa State under Gene Chizik. But coach Paul Rhoads was, and now it's paying off for the Cyclones.
- Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon isn't Dez Bryant or Michael Crabtree, but his three touchdowns in the opener prove he has a chance to be another special receiver, writes Brandon Chatmon of The Oklahoman.
- Oklahoma thought it was on top of the world entering Saturday's close call against Utah State. Coach Bob Stoops hopes the near upset serves as a wake-up call, writes Mike Baldwin of The Oklahoman.
- There's a piece missing to complete Texas' run defense, writes Cedric Golden of the Austin American-Statesman.
- Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller's status is in doubt for Saturday's game, but the Aggie defense showed promise in the opener, writes Robert Cessna of the Bryan-College Station Eagle.
- Missouri cornerback Carl Gettis has developed a new attitude after a heated exchange with his defensive coordinator was caught on national TV last season, and the results have shown on the field, writes Vahe Gregorian of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
- Nebraska coach Bo Pelini was embarrassed with his team's defense in Saturday's win. The Huskers linebackers are trying to prevent an encore, writes Rich Kaipust of the Omaha World-Herald.
- Baylor receiver Kendall Wright caught three passes for minus-1 yard on Saturday, but that doesn't have Bears coach Art Briles worried, writes John Werner of the Waco Tribune-Herald.
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