Big 12 lunch links: Ex-LB Tufts returns to help handle Ralphie
September, 2, 2009
By Tim Griffin | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
One day and counting.
Get ready for tomorrow's opening day of the college football season by reading these links.
It will help the time pass -- seriously.
- Cubuffs.com has the video story of Sean Tufts, a former Colorado and NFL player, who will work this season as one of Ralphie’s handlers at his old school’s games.
- Iowa State players are well aware that North Dakota State has beaten three FBS teams in the last two seasons, the Ames Tribune’s Bobby La Gesse reports.
- Oklahoman columnists Berry Tramel, John Rohde and Jenni Carlson play a game of “Oklahoma Idol” as they analyze the fortunes of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.
- The Orlando Sentinel’s Andrew Carter ranks Oklahoma State as one of the nation’s five most overrated teams and the Cowboys’ first two opponents -- Georgia and Houston -- as two of the nation’s most underrated teams.
- The Austin American-Statesman’s Alan Trubow writes about why Sam Bradford doesn’t want Oklahoma to erect a statue of him in the school’s Heisman Park -- yet.
- Baylor is more self-assured than last season as it prepares for its opener against Wake Forest, John Werner of the Waco Tribune-Herald reports.
- The Tulsa World’s John Hoover writes of a special bond forged between Archie Griffin and Bob Stoops around a trip to the Marvin Hagler-Sugar Ray Leonard fight in 1983.
- Another Snyder is entering the coaching world, the Topeka Capital-Journal's Kevin Haskin reports.
- The Kansas City Star’s Mad Mike DeArmond rips most of the Big 12 for playing cupcake nonconference schedules this week.
- The Lawrence Journal-World’s Dugan Arnett catches up with Kansas wide receiver Bradley McDougald, who Mark Mangino called the most impressive freshman he's seen in his coaching tenure at Kansas.