Lunch links: Big 12's big shoes to fill
June, 6, 2011
By ESPN.com staff | ESPN.com
Only in 2011 could a light-hearted cultural reference about this photo be interpreted as me implicating Oklahoma was committing recruiting violations. Sheesh. Chill out. And watch more "Friday Night Lights."
- In the wake of Jim Tressel's dismissal, Bob Stoops says he can't play babysitter for his team, writes Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman. Tramel also gives a look inside the mission trip to Haiti a few Oklahoma athletes took.
- Is a national championship in store for Oklahoma State? Former receiver Dez Bryant seems to think so.
- Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal looks at the changing culture of college football. Namely, the expectation of players to stick around campus for summer workouts.
- Texas reeled in a top-flight offensive lineman on Sunday for its latest 2012 commit, one Randy Riggs of the Austin American calls a big piece of Texas' 2012 recruiting puzzle.
- Stoops says finding the right time to talk about filling Austin Box's void won't be an issue, reports Jake Trotter of The Oklahoman.
- Brandon Chatmon of The Oklahoma has a look at the recruiting improvements under Mike Gundy at Oklahoma State.
- Andy Staples of SI.com ranks the top 20 most desirable coaching jobs in college football. Texas comes in at No. 1, and two other Big 12 teams make the cut.
- Kansas' Tunde Bakare, a juco linebacker, former Maryland signee and strong candidate for the all-name team, hopes to crack the starting lineup in Lawrence, writes Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal-World.
- Dave Matter of the Columbia Tribune has the 10 players with the biggest shoes to fill in the Big 12 and a collection of photos from Missouri's trip to Joplin. Additionally, here's some video.
BIG 12 SCOREBOARD
Final Cincinnati 17 Virginia Tech 33 Final 15 Arizona State 36 Duke 31 Final Miami (FL) 21 South Carolina 24 Final/OT Boston College 30 Penn State 31 Final Nebraska 42 24 USC 45
Final Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
Final Marshall 52 Northern Illinois 23 Final Navy 17 San Diego State 16
Final Central Michigan 48 Western Kentucky 49 Final Fresno State 6 Rice 30
Final Illinois 18 Louisiana Tech 35 Final Rutgers 40 North Carolina 21 Final North Carolina State 34 UCF 27
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State