Big 12 lunch links: Simpler defensive concepts await Cornhuskers
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
With several teams taking off for spring break this week and most of the Big 12's attention diverted to the basketball tournaments, it would be easy to turn away from football.
But not here, where lunchtime links are a daily obsession.
- Rich Kaipust of the Omaha World-Herald writes that Nebraska secondary coach Marvin Sanders vows to make his concepts simpler in his second season on Bo Pelini's staff.
- The Lawrence Journal-World has a video report about quarterback Todd Reesing wanting to finish his senior season strongly.
- Former Kansas State coach Ron Prince has a simple explanation for Matt Hayes of the Sporting News on why his program struggled last year. "The reality is, we didn't give Josh (former KSU quarterback Josh Freeman) a lot of help," Prince said.
- Heralded Missouri defensive end Brian Coulter talks to the Columbia Daily Tribune's Dave Matter about increased competiton for playing time among the Tigers' defensive linemen after losing three starters from last season.
- Jeremy Maclin caught the attention of NFL scouts at Missouri's pro day with a strong performance that included faster times in the 40-yard dash than he had at the NFL combine, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
- Matt Hayes and Dave Curtis of the Sporting News analyzes whether Bill Young's arrival will push Oklahoma State's defense to a championship level.
- The Lincoln Journal-Star's Steve Sipple and Brian Christopherson break down Nebraka's battles for playing time at skill positions heading into spring practice.