Big 12 lunch links: Helu's running will be key against V-Tech
September, 16, 2009
By Tim Griffin | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Gather round for some Big 12 sustenance this noontime.
- The Lincoln Journal-Star’s Steve Sipple writes that Nebraska I-back Roy Helu Jr. can grab some national attention with a big game Saturday against Virginia Tech.
- Oklahoma still will be searching for an identity this season until Sam Bradford returns to action, the Tulsa World’s Dave Sittler opines.
- The tradition of someone named Smith contributing as a Missouri defensive end is analyzed by the Kansas City Star’s Mike DeArmond.
- Heralded defensive end Sergio Kindle has no sacks in Texas’ first two games. But that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been disruptive for the Longhorns’ defense, the San Antonio Express-News’ Mike Finger writes.
- The Waco Tribune-Herald’s John Werner writes that Baylor is excited to start its home season after an impressive opening-week victory.
- Dan Hawkins tells the Boulder Daily Camera’s Kyle Ringo that he’s not worried about his job security. But the BDC’s Neill Woelk writes that although a vocal group of fans are demanding a coaching change, he still doesn’t believe it will happen.
- Iowa State quarterback Austen Arnaud is trying to put the memories of his struggling performance against Iowa behind him, the Ames Tribune’s Bobby La Gesse reports.
- The Lawrence Journal-World's Dugan Arnett writes that Maxwell Onyegbule's development is the most obvious sign of Kansas' defensive makeover.
- The Kansas City Star’s Chris Fickett serves up some answers to burning questions about Kansas, Kansas State and Missouri.
- The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal’s Don Williams writes that linebackers Bront Bird and Marlon Williams have been keys for Texas Tech’s rapid defensive development.
- Guard Matt Allen tells the San Antonio Express-News’ Brent Zwerneman that finally attending Texas A&M after playing for LSU for two years was well worth the wait.