Lunch links: 5-7 Texas could go bowling
November, 18, 2010
By ESPN.com staff | ESPN.com
You cheated on me with choreography, and that is the worst kind of way.
- Missouri defensive end Aldon Smith used to live in Iowa, but he didn't play football until moving to Kansas City after his sophomore year in high school, writes Randy Peterson of the Des Moines Register.
- Heads up: 5-7 Texas could still go bowling, writes Stewart Mandel of SI.com.
- Oklahoma is mediocre on the road even by Big 12 standards, writes Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman.
- Buffaloes quarterback Cody Hawkins says he's not sure if his dad, fired Colorado coach Dan Hawkins, will participate in the Senior Day activities before Saturday's game.
- Colorado has made its coaching search committee, which doesn't feature any athletic department officials.
- Kansas kicker Jacob Branstetter moved on from a disastrous kick in the state championship in high school, playing through a transfer year and walking on with Kansas to become one of the league's best kickers, writes Jenni Carlson of The Oklahoman.
- Bo Pelini was not the first coach to criticize a Nebraska crowd. Legendary coach Tom Osborne (gasp!) did it in 1986, saying it was like playing in a tomb.
- Mack Brown talked about his efforts to evaluate the coaching staff at the end of the season.
- Should Kansas State be booking tickets to the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx? Maybe. It would be if the season ended today.
- OSU defensive coordinator Bill Young is sharing his old values with a young team, writes Kevin Haskin of the Topeka Capital-Journal.
- Texas A&M AD Bill Byrne wants the energy at Kyle Field to be as good as it was in a famed game a decade ago.