Big 12 lunch links: OU's line ready for spring test
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
So much for this being a holiday weekend around the Big 12.
There's a lot of news around the conference, starting with spring games tomorrow at Oklahoma and Kansas.
And here are some daily links to get you ready for your Easter egg hunts.
- The Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Mike Jones reports how Oklahoma's offensive line has responded to Bob Stoops' pre-camp admonitions.
- The Lawrence Journal-World's Dugan Arnett lists 10 things to watch for in Kansas' spring game on Saturday.
- Missouri tight end Michael Egnew will undergo surgery Friday morning for a high ankle sprain, Columbia Daily Tribune beat writer Dave Matter reports.
- Texas offensive coordinator Greg Davis likes what he's seen in tailback Cody Johnson, but wants him to report back this summer weighing 240 pounds - down 15 pounds from his listed spring weight, Dallas Morning News Big 12 reporter Chuck Carlson writes.
- Colorado coach Dan Hawkins explains why he has decided to close practices to media members, the Denver Post's Natalie Meisler reports.
- Kansas sophomore offensive line Ben Lueken was released from KU Hospital Thursday afternoon after being struck by a vehicle early Sunday morning outside a Lawrence apartment complex, the Lawrence Journal-World reports.
- The Lincoln Journal Star's Steve Sipple wonders if the vacant Nebraska-Omaha athletic director position could serve as a training ground for Tom Osborne's eventual successor at Nebraska. Among the potential candidates that Sipple names are former Nebraska All-American Trev Alberts and current Nebraska radio football analyst Adrian Fiala.
- The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel opines about what happened to the quaint notion of competitive, interesting spring games.