Lunch links: Big 12 QB battle ends early
July, 27, 2011
By David Ubben | ESPN.com
Honestly, I don't see what the big deal is with Patty Mayonnaise.
- Kansas State has essentially declared Collin Klein its starter, reports Kellis Robinett of the Kansas City Star. He also notes that Bryce Brown's work ethic hasn't impressed Bill Snyder, especially compared to linebacker Arthur Brown, who hopes to give his suffering defense a boost.
- Commissioner Dan Beebe knows that in the new world of college athletics, the Big 12 won't be getting the benefit of the doubt from anyone.
- Baylor's video staff followed quarterback Robert Griffin III for Big 12 media days. It's good stuff, and at the 1:50 mark, he confesses to the prank you can see in this video. Touché, RG3.
- Oklahoma linebacker Travis Lewis stole the show at media days, and John Hoover of the Tulsa World was there following him to see it happen.
- The early reviews for heralded Texas back Malcolm Brown are strong.
- When it comes to Big 12 jabs, Tommy Tuberville just can't help himself, writes Matt Hayes of Sporting News.
- Iowa State has drawn inspiration from Baylor's recent success, writes Andrew Logue of the Des Moines Register.
- Future Longhorns and Aggies had to put their rivalry on hold for the summer, writes Brian McLaughlin of Sporting News.
- Texas is looking to replace entitlement with accountability, writes Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman.
- Oklahoma is still recovering from the death of linebacker Austin Box.
- The Big 12's strength in the middle class will be a boon to the conference, writes Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star.
- Former Texas A&M quarterback Jerrod Johnson has signed a contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.
- Oklahoma may win a national title this year, but it won't be able to replace the mystique of the 2000 team, writes Dennis Dodd of CBSSports.com.
- Former Texas Tech running back Baron Batch writes about his recent road trip to Pittsburgh in his latest journal entry.
- Kansas center Jeremiah Hatch has enjoyed being the biggest loser this offseason, writes Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal-World.
- The new goal for Kansas is clear: bowl eligibility, writes J. Brady McCollough of the Kansas City Star.
- The Longhorn Network has turned the Big 12 into a soap opera once again, writes Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman.
- Can Texas start a new string of 10-win seasons beginning in 2011?