Big 12 lunch links: Reed injures knee at pro day

March, 13, 2009
3/13/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Happy Friday. Although I'm thinking that college football has nothing to match the excitement of Selection Sunday, college basketball's regular season pales in comparison with football's.

College basketball is effectively a three-week long season for many fans. College football lasts through the entire fall.

So while I'll be watching the bracket announcement Sunday afternoon like everybody else, I still wouldn't change much about college football.

Except maybe create a four-team playoff at the end of the season in place of the Bowl Championship Series.

But that's for another day. Here are some tasty Big 12 football morsels to get you ready for the weekend.

  • Hard-luck Texas Tech offensive lineman Rylan Reed was carted off the field at his school's pro day after suffering a knee injury while running the 40-yard dash, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports.
  • CBSSports.com's Dennis Dodd doesn't think that Mack Brown sounds like he's ready to retire.
  • With tongue planted firmly in cheek, Corn Nation claims that after checking with the Pirate's Guild, Texas Tech coach Mike Leach was selected as the Big 12 coach they would most like to run through and feed to sharks.
  • Injuries to Derrick Washington and Gilbert Moye left Missouri down to one scholarship tailback at their workouts on Thursday, according to Dave Matter of the Columbia Daily Tribune.
  • Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds tells the Oklahoman's Berry Tramel that he's interested in bringing up discussion about a change in the Big 12's football tiebreaker system.
  • Brian Christopherson and Steve Sipple go to video to analyze Nebraska's defensive line before the Cornhuskers' start of spring practice on March 25.
  • Veteran Boulder Daily Camera columnist Neill Woelk doesn't expect Colorado's No. 1 quarterback to emerge until practice in mid-August.
  • Dallas Cowboys chief executive officer Stephen Jones told the Dallas Morning News' Jeff Mosier that he hopes to stage up to 10 college games per season in the Cowboys' new stadium in Arlington, Texas.

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