Big 12 lunch links: Has Stoops been a victim of his success?
July, 27, 2009
By Tim Griffin | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
IRVING, Texas -- Media days will be starting around here in a few hours, but I wouldn't think about starting the day without some lunchtime links.
Enjoy them as we get ready for the start of the true preseason hype.
- Clay Horning of the Norman Transcript writes that Bob Stoops has been a victim of his own success.
- The Dallas Morning News' Chuck Carlton expects storylines at the Big 12 media days this week to rival those at last week's Southeastern Conference gathering.
- Tully Corcoran of the Topeka Capital-Journal takes a critical look at Jocques Crawford's short career at Kansas.
- Nebraska linebacker Matt Holt could miss the upcoming season with a shoulder injury, sources told Lincoln Journal-Star columnist Steve Sipple.
- Former Oklahoma All-American defensive tackle Rick Bryan died Saturday night of congestive heart failure, the Oklahoman's Berry Tramel reports. Bryan was 47.
- B.G. Brooks of CUBuffs.com profiles Bob Foster, the 68-year-old defensive assistant coach at Colorado who returns to coaching for the first time since 2006.
- Bill Little of Texassports.com writes about Darrell Royal's recent 85th birthday.
- Defensive tackle Edward Nuckols and quarterback Josh Moten have had their enrollments at Colorado delayed, the Longmont Times-Call's Patrick Ridgell reports.
- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Tim Tucker considers whether Oklahoma State will be Georgia's toughest opener in school history.
- Bill Hart of the Abilene Reporter-News writes about Texas Tech's far-flung recruiting base.
- The Denver Post's Tom Kensler discusses the balance of power between the Big 12's North and South Divisions.
BIG 12 SCOREBOARD
2:00 PM ET Washington State Colorado State 3:30 PM ET 20 Fresno State 25 USC 5:30 PM ET Buffalo San Diego State 9:00 PM ET Tulane Louisiana-Lafayette
6:00 PM ET Pittsburgh Bowling Green 9:30 PM ET Utah State 23 Northern Illinois
2:30 PM ET Marshall Maryland 6:00 PM ET Syracuse Minnesota 9:30 PM ET Brigham Young Washington
12:00 PM ET Rutgers Notre Dame 3:20 PM ET Cincinnati North Carolina 6:45 PM ET Miami (FL) 18 Louisville 10:15 PM ET Michigan Kansas State
11:45 AM ET Middle Tennessee Navy 3:15 PM ET Ole Miss Georgia Tech 6:45 PM ET 10 Oregon Texas 10:15 PM ET 14 Arizona State Texas Tech
12:30 PM ET Arizona Boston College 2:00 PM ET Virginia Tech 17 UCLA 4:00 PM ET Rice Mississippi State 8:00 PM ET 24 Duke 21 Texas A&M
12:00 PM ET Nebraska 22 Georgia 12:00 PM ET UNLV North Texas 1:00 PM ET Iowa 16 LSU 1:00 PM ET 19 Wisconsin 9 South Carolina 5:00 PM ET 5 Stanford 4 Michigan State 8:30 PM ET 15 UCF 6 Baylor
7:30 PM ET 13 Oklahoma State 8 Missouri 8:30 PM ET 12 Clemson 7 Ohio State