Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
How weird is it going to be tonight without a college football game to watch?
Here are a few Big 12 links to peruse until the games come around again on Thursday night.
ISU coach Paul Rhoads tells Andy Hamilton of the Iowa City Press-Citizen he’s not buying reports of Iowa’s demise -- despite the Hawkeyes’ closer-than-expected victory over FCS Northern Iowa.
College Football News’ weekly bowl projections are sending Oklahoma State to the Fiesta Bowl and Texas to the Sugar Bowl.
The Tulsa World’s John Klein writes about Texas Tech’s offensive balance, Mack Brown’s sympathy for Sam Bradford and Colorado’s short work week in his weekly collection of Big 12 notes.
The Kansas City Star’s Jason Whitlock writes about his recent infatuation with Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert.
The Boulder Daily Camera’s Kyle Ringo has Oklahoma State ranked at the top of his Big 12 power rankings.
The Omaha World-Herald’s Lee Barfknecht analyzes Colorado’s struggles under Dan Hawkins.
Florida Atlantic coach Howard Schnellenberger tells the Omaha World-Herald’s Tom Shatel that Nebraska has “some very good players” but is not “overly talented.” Schnellenberger also says the Cornhuskers are “probably the best coached team I’ve been around.”
Sam Bradford’s decision to return to college is scrutinized by the Austin American-Statesman’s Kirk Bohls. And Sporting News’ Matt Hayes wonders if Bradford can come back healthy if he sticks to the two to four weeks timetable.
The San Antonio Express-News’ Brent Zwerneman writes about Texas A&M freshman running back Christine Michael's impressive debut.
Oklahoma State’s position among BCS challengers is analyzed by the Oklahoman’s Brandon Chatmon.