Big 12 lunch links: Why the Big 12's South has crushed the North
September, 1, 2009
By Tim Griffin | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
A little of this and that as we prepare for Thursday's kickoff at Iowa State.
- The Austin American-Statesman’s Randy Riggs breaks down the reasons why the Big 12's South Division has consistently dominated the North.
- Boulder Camera beat writer Kyle Ringo predicts that Tyler Hansen will be Colorado's starting quarterback Sunday night against Colorado State.
- College Football News analyst Pete Fiutak lists Texas quarterback Colt McCoy as his current Heisman favorite.
- The Stillwater News-Press’ Justin Hite explains why few Big 12 quarterbacks ever start in the NFL.
- Walk-on safety Michael O’Connell will start Thursday night for Iowa State against North Dakota State, the Ames Tribune’s Bobby LaGesse reports.
- Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne’s autobiography details his struggles with hiring Bo Pelini over Turner Gill and describes an opportunity to consider working as the Bush Administration’s Secretary of Agriculture, the Omaha World-Herald’s Tom Shatel writes.
- Legendary former Kansas running back Gale Sayers has been hired by his alma mater to serve as director of fundraising for special projects, the Lawrence Journal-World reports.
- Texas A&M players are anxious to see their investment pay off after a rigorous offseason, the San Antonio Express-News/Houston Chronicle’s Brent Zwerneman writes.
- Loquacious Texas Tech offensive lineman Brandon Carter describes his team as a “caged animal” to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal’s Don Williams.
- Dan Collins of the Winston-Salem Journal writes about the importance of Wake Forest containing “The Baylor Blur,” sophomore quarterback Robert Griffin.