Lunchtime links: New coach Johnson aims for CU stability
March, 24, 2009
By Tim Griffin | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Who said they stop for vacation during spring break around the Big 12?
Check out these stories if you think it's been quiet the last several days across the conference.
- New Colorado offensive line coach Denver Johnson -- the Buffaloes' fourth offensive line coach in the last five seasons -- tells the Boulder Daily Camera's Kyle Ringo he wants to bring stability and a steady running game to the program.
- Lawrence City Commissioner Sue Hack has withdrawn plans to name a portion of Missouri Street in the city in honor of former Kansas coach Don Fambrough, Chad Lawhorn of the Lawrence Journal-World reports.
- Sam Bradford is among 15 finalists for the Sullivan Award, the Tulsa World reports.
- Pete Fiutak of College Football News pegs the Big 12 as the nation's third-best conference this season, trailing the Atlantic Coast and Southeastern conferences.
- Oklahoma opening-game opponent BYU has decided not to play a spring game this season because the field at LaVell Edwards Stadium will not be available for use.
- Max Olson of the Daily Nebraskan spells out the plausible reasons why the Cornhuskers don't need to bring vagabond quarterback Robert Marve into the program.
- Reports of safety Mason Wald's hard hits have preceded him to Nebraska, Brian Christopherson of the Lincoln Journal-Star writes.
- The Boulder Daily Camera's Kyle Ringo predicts eight or nine victories will be a more realistic total for Colorado after Dan Hawkins' presumptive preseason prediction of 10 victories for the upcoming season.
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