Big 12 lunch links: Young Aggies set for prime-time debut
October, 2, 2009
By Tim Griffin | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
This will be the last weekend until the bowls that Big 12 teams will be able to build a little national respect in a majority of nonconference games.
Texas A&M and Oklahoma hope to carry the conference's banner in their games Saturday night with a little more success than Colorado was able to muster last night.
Here are a few links to get you ready for all of the upcoming games.
- The Dallas Morning News’ Chuck Carlton details why Texas A&M is relying on so many freshman players this season.
- The Oklahoman’s Berry Tramel writes that Oklahoma’s defense will be the key factor in the Sooners’ game Saturday night at Miami.
- Missed opportunities doomed Colorado’s hopes of stealing an upset victory at West Virginia Thursday night, the Boulder Daily Camera’s Neill Woelk writes.
- The Lincoln Journal Star’s Steve Sipple opines that Nebraska has a psychological edge over Missouri heading into their conference opener next Thursday night.
- The Kansas City Star’s Kellis Robinett writes about Kansas State’s attention to developing its special teams.
- The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal’s Don Williams writes that Taylor Potts’ early struggles aren’t that unusual compared with Mike Leach’s previous quarterbacks.
- The Waco Tribune-Herald’s John Werner profiles Baylor senior defensive lineman Jason Lamb.
- Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn tells the Boulder Daily Camera’s Kyle Ringo he’s exploring a naming-rights deal at Folsom Field that he hopes will provide millions to the cash-strapped athletic department.
- The Kansas City Star's Blair Kerkhoff details Iowa-bred Paul Rhoads' steps to restore the Iowa State program.
- The Austin American-Statesman’s Suzanne Halliburton analyzes Texas' progress after the Longhorns’ first four games of the season.