Lunch links: New face in Heisman race
September, 10, 2010
By David Ubben | ESPN.com
When I pulled my hamstring, I went to a misogynist.
- Does Daniel Thomas deserve a spot in the Heisman discussion? Austin Meek of the Topeka Capital-Journal answers the question.
- Oklahoma State starting defensive end Shane Jarka will be out until likely the Texas A&M game after undergoing knee surgery.
- Offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen drew up the Cowboys' new full-house backfield out of "sheer boredom in the summer," but it's a hit regardless of what you call it, writes John Helsley of The Oklahoman.
- Oklahoma running back DeMarco Murray logged a career-high 35 carries in Week 1. Don't expect that number to drop much -- if at all -- moving forward, writes Jake Trotter of The Oklahoman.
- Various parties involved try to explain what's wrong with Kansas' running game, reports Tully Corcoran of the Topeka Capital-Journal.
- Former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach is getting his own radio show on Sirius XM radio.
- Week 1 showed Texas is loaded at linebacker, writes Cedric Golden of the Austin American-Statesman.
- John Werner at the Waco Tribune-Herald profiles Baylor's other Robert Griffin.
- Dwain Price of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram writes Tommy Tuberville says he can't help but think receiver Lyle Leong reminds him of another guy he coached: Michael Irvin.
- Vince Young's mom is talking Heisman Trophy, but Young will take a pass on commenting.
- With Lew Perkins out as AD, former Kansas coach Don Fambrough will be back in his seat for Saturday's game against Georgia Tech.
- New Colorado receiver Travon Patterson has figured things out pretty quickly since transferring from USC, writes Ryan Thorburn of the Boulder Daily Camera.
- Nebraska's linebackers made a big jump in practice this week, reports Jon Nyatawa of the Omaha World-Herald.
- Leaving for the Pac-10 soon? (Colorado fans, raise your hands.) John Henderson of the Denver Post has a list of dos and don'ts and what to expect.
- Six Missouri players have formed a rap group called the Kentucky Boulevard Boys, writes Dieter Kurtenbach of the Columbia Missourian.