Big 12 lunch links: Gabbert impressing at early Missouri practices
March, 18, 2009
By Tim Griffin | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
It's a little light today as Texas, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State take this week off from spring practice.
But there's still some news around the Big 12. Here are a few links of interest from around the conference.
- After watching Missouri's early practices, Columbia Daily Tribune beat writer Dave Matter has anointed Blaine Gabbert as the Tigers' likely quarterback starter.
- Tom Cudd of Bleacherreport.com details a list of possible spring sleepers as Nebraska approaches the start of spring practice next week.
- Former Nebraska quarterback Harrison Beck is transferring from North Carolina State to finish his college career with Terry Bowden at North Alabama, Jeff McIntyre of the Florence (Ala.) Times Daily reports.
- Kansas State has hired former KSU player and assistant coach Michael Smith as wide receivers coach on Bill Snyder's staff, Austin Meek of the Topeka Capital-Journal reports.
- Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle/San Antonio Express-News writes that Texas A&M's new indoor track stadium could benefit the school's football program, too.
- Former Missouri tight end Chase Coffman isn't expected to be ready to run at Missouri's pro day Thursday as he recovers from a foot injury, the NFLdraftbible.com reports.
- New Kansas defensive line coach Tom Sims is excited about trying to boost his unit's production during spring practice, Dugan Arnett of the Lawrence Journal-World reports.