Lunch links: Aggies-SEC saga marches on
August, 16, 2011
By David Ubben | ESPN.com
For what it's worth, I was pretty impressed with R. Bowen Loftin on Monday. Didn't dodge any questions, but didn't reveal much. Good combo.
- Texas governor Rick Perry is leaving the SEC discussion to Texas A&M's regents, report Andrew Logue and Jennifer Jacobs of the Des Moines Register.
- Today's previously scheduled hearing at the Texas state capitol being postponed is a "good thing" for A&M's move to the SEC, reports Brent Zwerneman of the San Antonio Express-News.
- Texas A&M's possible move to the SEC is just another sign of progress, writes David Whitley at Sporting News.
- The Big 12's future is a guessing game, writes Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star.
- Missouri's season opener against Western Illinois is on pay-per-view at $39.95. You guys lining up for that?
- Boone Pickens was on hand at Oklahoma State's practice on Monday.
- SI.com previews the Big 12.
- Bryan Burwell of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch would like to hook Loftin up to a lie detector.
- Kansas State president Kirk Schulz says the Big 12 should pursue aggressive expansion if Texas A&M leaves.
- College football needs its own division in college athletics, writes Mac Engel of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
- Baylor is a winner at last, and has the preseason expectations to prove it.
- Did Oklahoma State opponents know the Cowboys' offensive signals?
- What does Elvis Fisher's injury mean for Missouri? Vahe Gregorian breaks it down.
- Oklahoma receiver Ryan Broyles? Well, he's untouchable, writes Mike Baldwin of The Oklahoman.
- The move outside for defensive end Alex Okafor will be a big one for Texas' defense, writes Cedric Golden of the Austin American-Statesman.
- Texas A&M's new chancellor favors going to the SEC.
- Kansas lost a senior defensive tackle for six to eight weeks with a broken foot.