Big 12 lunch links: What's realistic for Pelini's second season?
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Several Big 12 newspapers are really racheting up their techonological advances with podcasts and streaming video throughout the summer. It makes for a multi-media delight during the long wait until preseason practice begins.
And without much college football talk on the radio in these parts of South Texas, a couple of these reports were as welcome to me as a cold pitcher of lemonade on a 100-degree day, which it again promises to be here today.
So come here to help quench your thirst for football information on these hot days.
- Lincoln Journal-Star staffers Steve Sipple, Curt McKeever and Brian Christopherson talk about realistic expectations for Bo Pelini's second season.
- Lawrence Journal-World staffers Eric Sorrentino, Matt Tait and Jesse Newell have fun while they conduct a fantasy draft of Big 12 coaches in a podcast that's worth a listen.
- Former Kansas State athletic director Tim Weiser told Austin Meek of the Topeka Capital-Journal that he used the $500,000 loan from the school for a real estate purchase that was later repaid to the school with interest.
- Ryan Hybl, the little brother of former Oklahoma quarterback Nate Hybl, has been hired as Oklahoma's new golf coach, the Oklahoman's John Rohde reports.
- Pete Fiutak of College Football News ranks Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy as No. 5 on his listing of coaches with the hottest seats in the country.
- The Kansas City Star's Joe Posnanski include Kansas State among the second group of schools he profiles in his "True to Your School" parlor game on his blog.
- Former Oklahoma offensive lineman and Texas A&M technology guru Milton Overton was hired to Alabama's senior athletic executive staff, Gentry Estes of the Mobile Press-Register reports.
- Colorado has added its third local product to the 2010 recruiting class with the verbal commitment of Chatfield tight end Kyle Slavin to the program, the Boulder Daily Camera reports.
- The Lincoln Journal-Star's Brian Christopherson reports about former Nebraska linebacker Pat Tyrance, who now is as an orthopedic surgeon in Omaha and was nominated Monday into the CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame.
- The signing of Iowa State punter Kirby Van Der Kamp shows that production and promise trump previous football playing experience, Des Moines Register beat writer Randy Peterson reports.