Links: WVU's approach to Big 12 defenses
April, 9, 2012
By David Ubben | ESPN.com
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- Now is the time for Alex Okafor to become a wrecking ball in the Texas defense, writes Cedric Golden of the Austin American-Statesman.
- West Virginia's passing game gets lots of attention, but coach Dana Holgorsen loves what his running game is doing, too.
- New KU coach Charlie Weis is focusing on fixing an eye-popping problem in the classroom, writes Tom Keegan of the Lawrence Journal-World.
- Once again, Kansas' Toben Opurum is dealing with change at KU, writes Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal-World.
- Clemson doesn't practice on Saturdays this spring, and coach Dabo Swinney says its an idea he stole from Mike Gundy on a recent visit to OSU.
- What's West Virginia doing to prepare for Big 12 defenses? Bob Hertzel of the Times West Virginian says it's focusing on the Mountaineers' offense.
- The man at the center of Oklahoma State's offense showcases his brains with Gina Mizell of The Oklahoman. She also takes you inside OSU's unorthodox approach to coaching special teams.
- This could be a very, very special year for Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein, writes Austin Meek of the Topeka Capital-Journal.
- WVU speedster Tavon Austin might be playing even faster this spring, writes Dave Hickman of The Charleston Gazette.
- Guerin Emig of the Tulsa World takes you into Joseph Ibiloye's transition to a new position coach.
- Iowa State defensive end David Irving is trying to turn physical prowess into production, writes Andrew Logue of the Des Moines Register.
- Trey Metoyer could have the same impact that Kenny Stills had as a freshman, writes Mike Baldwin of The Oklahoman.
- Oklahoma State wants to sell 50,000 season tickets for the upcoming season, writes Bill Haisten of the Tulsa World.
- Clint Bowen is coming back to KU, a place he says is special.
- You'll see this get plenty of attention in the coming future.
BIG 12 SCOREBOARD
2:00 PM ET Washington State Colorado State 3:30 PM ET 20 Fresno State 25 USC 5:30 PM ET Buffalo San Diego State 9:00 PM ET Tulane Louisiana-Lafayette
6:00 PM ET Pittsburgh Bowling Green 9:30 PM ET Utah State 23 Northern Illinois
2:30 PM ET Marshall Maryland 6:00 PM ET Syracuse Minnesota 9:30 PM ET Brigham Young Washington
12:00 PM ET Rutgers Notre Dame 3:20 PM ET Cincinnati North Carolina 6:45 PM ET Miami (FL) 18 Louisville 10:15 PM ET Michigan Kansas State
11:45 AM ET Middle Tennessee Navy 3:15 PM ET Ole Miss Georgia Tech 6:45 PM ET 10 Oregon Texas 10:15 PM ET 14 Arizona State Texas Tech
12:30 PM ET Arizona Boston College 2:00 PM ET Virginia Tech 17 UCLA 4:00 PM ET Rice Mississippi State 8:00 PM ET 24 Duke 21 Texas A&M
12:00 PM ET Nebraska 22 Georgia 12:00 PM ET UNLV North Texas 1:00 PM ET Iowa 16 LSU 1:00 PM ET 19 Wisconsin 9 South Carolina 5:00 PM ET 5 Stanford 4 Michigan State 8:30 PM ET 15 UCF 6 Baylor
7:30 PM ET 13 Oklahoma State 8 Missouri 8:30 PM ET 12 Clemson 7 Ohio State