A few notes that should find a place somewhere.
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy was named one of eight finalists for the Eddie Robinson Award as the national coach of the year.
Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller was named one of five finalists for the Butkus Award, given to college football's best linebacker. Akeem Ayers (UCLA), Bruce Carter, (North Carolina), Justin Houston (Georgia) and Luke Kuechly (Boston College) join him on the list.
The BCS announced on Tuesday that it is still considering 27 teams for BCS berths. The Big 12 teams receiving consideration: Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M.
Three players from the Big 12 were named to the ESPN Academic All-American team: Nebraska S Austin Cassidy, Texas DE Sam Acho and Texas A&M linebacker Michael Hodges.