Big 12 lunch links: Nebraska fandom spreads around the world
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
The dedication and zeal of Nebraska fans rank among the strongest in all of college football.
Brian Christopherson of the Lincoln Journal-Star has a great story this morning about the Cornhuskers' support from fans scattered around the world.
My favorite part was an anecdote from Nebraska graduate Tim Pendrell, who shared the story of watching the 2006 Nebraska-Texas game with friends at the Shao Yuan dorms at Peking University as he took part in a Nebraska-sponsored study-abroad program.
While watching that tight game, Pendrell's new friends were shouting, "Husker jia you, Husker jia you, Husker jia you," which is Chinese for "go team."
Hopefully, Pendrell's friends got a good appreciation for Big 12 football while watching that game. And if so, do I have some links for them today.
- The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel doubts we will ever see a college coach's affairs turned into a reality television show.
- New Kansas State quarterback Chris Harper tells the Manhattan Mercury's Joshua Kinder that sitting out the upcoming season won't be an imposition for him.
- Big 12 schools are paying increased attention to Sequoyah Indian schools for potential players, Jim Trickett of the Cherokee Phoenix writes.
- Texas A&M coaches are targeting Northern Louisiana as a fertile potential recruiting area, Jason Pugh of the Shreveport Times reports.
- Kansas running back-turned-linebacker Angus Quigley credits his mother for helping him persevere in his football career, the Lawrence Journal-World's Dugan Arnett reports.
- The Lawrence Journal-World's Eric Sorrentino isn't buying concerns about Oklahoma's revamped offensive line.
- Patrick Ridgell of the Longmont Times-Call writes about the divergence of opinions about Colorado in preseason magazines this summer.
- Oklahoma State-Georgia, Oklahoma-BYU, Oklahoma-Miami, Missouri-Illinois and Nebraska-Virginia Tech are among the top national nonconference games this season mentioned in a panel discussion by the writers at College Football News.com.
- I Am the 12th Man opines that an unconventional offensive or defensive scheme might help Texas A&M transform its program that much faster.
- The Oklahoman's Jake Trotter predicts how Oklahoma's receiving statistics will break down this season.