Lunch links: Is Baylor the good or bad guy?
September, 8, 2011
By David Ubben | ESPN.com
On the road to Stilly...
- For all of yesterday's childishness, there was an act in the SMU-Texas A&M game that serves as a reminder that there's some civility left in the game we all love so much. Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle has the story.
- Alex Okafor could be the key to pressuring BYU's passing game, writes Carter Strickland of HornsNation.com.
- Missouri chancellor Brady Deaton talked with Andrew Wagaman of the Columbia Missourian after Wednesday's conference call between the board of directors.
- This is what Baylor has to say for itself regarding yesterday's news. It's an ... interesting interpretation of the events.
- Get away from Texas? How about get away from Baylor? Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman writes that the Bears' self-preservation strategy might backfire.
- Jen Engel of FoxSports.com says the only ones trying to save college football from itself are Dan Beebe and Baylor.
- Baylor, however, "feels strongly" that it would at worst receive an invitation to the Big East, reports Yahoo's Jason King.
- Could Texas really drop Texas A&M as its Thanksgiving opponent and add Notre Dame? It's already done it once, writes John Maher of the Austin American-Statesman.
- Colleague Ivan Maisel says Texas A&M president R. Bowen Loftin shouldn't be wrapping himself in the American flag like he did with his comments on Wednesday.
- Realignment has slowed to a crawl, and it's hurting college football, writes Ralph D. Russo of the Associated Press.
- Texas Tech spokesman Chris Cook says the Big 12 is currently locked in a "traffic jam," reports Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
- Oklahoma officials denied reports on Wednesday that Big 12 members would cease legal action toward Texas A&M if Oklahoma committed to the league.
- Baylor is along for the realignment ride, not stopping the inevitable, writes George Schroeder for SI.com.
- If the Big 12 breaks up, the bowl system is going to be chaos, writes Brett McMurphy of CBSSports.com.
- Mississippi State's president offered some insight into what the heck happened at the SEC presidents meeting on Tuesday night.
- A downsized Big 12 would still keep its BCS automatic qualifying status, reports Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman.
- Kansas State running back Bryce Brown "has some catching up to do," Bill Snyder told Joshua Kinder of the Manhattan Mercury.
- Snipers at Boone Pickens Stadium? Say whaaaaat?