Big 12 brunch links: No plans for immediate CU coaching change
September, 12, 2009
By Tim Griffin | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
The Big 12's second week started with Colorado's resounding thud at Toledo.
Here are some links to get you ready for Day 2 of the conference's football weekend.
- Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn tells the Denver Post’s Mark Kizla that he’s not considering an immediate coaching change after the Buffaloes’ shocking defeat Friday night at Toledo.
- The Des Moines Register’s Randy Peterson notes that the home team has won the annual Cy-Hawk battle between Iowa and Iowa State each of the last five seasons. Saturday’s Iowa-Iowa State game will be played today at Ames.
- Oklahoma’s sputtering offense needs improvement this week as the Sooners try to pick up the pieces of their season against Idaho State, John Hoover of the Tulsa World reports.
- Despite facing a Wyoming team that produced five interceptions last week, the San Antonio Express-News’ Mike Finger expects Texas’ passing game will remain aggressive.
- Kansas State players are preparing for hot, sticky conditions during their trip tonight to Louisiana-Lafayette, the Topeka Capital-Journal’s Austin Meek reports.
- Kansas freshman running back Toben Opurum’s mohawk, his past career working at a children’s arcade/pizza parlor and his interest in "South Park" all are analyzed by the Lawrence Journal-World’s Jesse Newell.
- The Oklahoman’s Berry Tramel writes that Oklahoma State must immediately put aside last week's big victory over Georgia as they head into what offensive coordinator Gunter Brewer is calling a “trap game” Saturday against Houston.
- The St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Tom Timmerman reports that Missouri coach Gary Pinkel is wary of a letdown Saturday against Bowling Green after the Tigers’ stunning first-game thumping of Illinois.
- The Omaha World-Herald’s Mitch Sherman writes about Nebraska's youth movement. The Cornhuskers played five freshmen and 20 redshirt freshmen in last week’s opener and are poised for more Saturday against Arkansas State.
- The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal’s Don Williams writes about the inspiring career in the college classroom for Texas Tech defensive end Brandon Sharpe.