Lunch links: Why Texas lost another coach
February, 14, 2011
By ESPN.com staff | ESPN.com
In my dream I was almost there, then they pulled me aside and said you’re going nowhere.
- Missouri quarterback Brad Smith was the foundation of the Pinkel Era at Missouri, writes Dave Matter of the Columbia Tribune. (Personal note: Anyone else feel like there's a definite parallel between Smith and Missouri/Pinkel and Robert Griffin III and Baylor/Briles? Beyond the obvious comparisons I won't entertain, it certainly could be the case. Your thoughts?)
- Texas secured its second, third and fourth commitments of its 2012 recruiting class over the weekend.
- Barry J. Sanders, the son of former Oklahoma State star Barry Sanders, says he's still open to all options, writes Robert Przybylo of The Oklahoman.
- Kansas added a long snapper to its 2011 class, reports Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal-World.
- Texas defensive backs coach Jerry Gray left Austin for money and a title, but those aren't the only reasons, writes Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman.
- Dave Curtis of Sporting News says Mack Brown was surprised by his departure.
- Texas receiver Marquise Goodwin is setting more records on the track.
- Jenks coach Allan Trimble has plenty to say about his player and Oklahoma's newest running back Alex Ross, a 2012 commit.
- Both the men's and women's athletic directors at Texas got raises. DeLoss Dodds will be making a base salary of $700,000, plus incentives. That's up from $627,000, plus incentives.
- Look out, Florida. Oklahoma State is about to break into the state and recruit, writes Brandon Chatmon of The Oklahoman.
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