Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
The final weekend before fall practice begins across the Big 12 had most coaches savoring their last free weekend for a long time over the last couple of days.
But here are some delicious lunch links to get us ready for the start of practice at most Big 12 schools later this week.
The Waco Tribune-Herald's John Werner writes about Baylor's new $11 million Jay and Jenny Allison Indoor Football Facility which will open later this week. Baylor becomes the 10th Big 12 team with an indoor practice facility.
The Austin American-Statesman's Kirk Bohls wonders if the Big 12 is overrated when compared with the SEC.
Kerry Meier's transformation from quarterback to wide receiver is analyzed by the Topeka Capital-Journal's Rick Dean.
The Tulsa World's Dave Sittler opines about the South Division's domination over the North.
The Columbia Tribune's Dave Matter wonders if the Big 12's defenses are really as bad as their statistics indicate - or whether it's merely a byproduct of playing against so many good offensive teams.
The Kansas City Star's Mike DeArmond expects two-time defending North Division championship game performer Missouri to be better early than most preseason prognosticators are predicting.
Florida defensive coordinator Charlie Strong met with Texas A&M's defensive staff this spring to share some of the Gators' tips that boosted them to the national championship, Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle/San Antonio Express-News reports.
New Iowa State defensive coordinator Wally Burnham describes his new unit as a sponge to the Ames Tribune's Bobby La Gesse because they are so eager to learn.
Wide receiver prospect Keeston Terry of Blue Springs, Mo., told the Lincoln Journal-Star's Brian Christopherson that he changed his recruiting commitment from Nebraska to Kansas because he felt "more comfortable with Lawrence."
Texas Tech will be looking for depth in the defensive line, another starting cornerback and a starting left tackle when the Red Raiders' fall practice begins on Saturday, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal's Don Williams reports.