Lunch links: From burglar to NFL draft pick
April, 12, 2012
By David Ubben | ESPN.com
Please, please let Mikhail Prokhorov and Mark Cuban engage in hand-to-hand combat. Please.
- West Virginia's Bruce Irvin was a high school dropout and a burglar. Now, he's a future NFL draft pick. Les Carpenter of Yahoo! Sports explains how he got there.
- Why is Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops so careful about injury information? He explains to Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman. Tramel also examines the possibility for OSU to win a Big 12 title with a first-year starter at QB.
- Jon Gruden says if you don't like former Cowboy Justin Blackmon, you don't like football. Here's more of what Gruden had to say, with lots of comments about Big 12 talents.
- I spent some time with West Virginia Illustrated breaking down the Big 12 and where the Mountaineers fit. I also took to the radio with the West Virginia MetroNews. Here's the webcast. Plenty of on- and off-the-field talk here, plus more on my first impressions of Morgantown.
- Oklahoma's all about simplifying the defense in Norman, writes The Oklahoman's Mike Baldwin, who also has an updated depth chart based on spring interviews.
- Could West Virginia finally see what happens when Dana Holgorsen gets four or five years to develop a quarterback? Bob Hertzel of the Times West Virginian wonders.
- Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads offered a brief update on the QB race in Ames.
- Should fans help pick the uniform combos at Oklahoma State? Here's my review of the season in fashion in Stillwater.
- Bill Haisten of the Tulsa World has your update on the rising OSU coaching salaries.
- The transition at KU is difficult, but the coaching staff's history with one another has made it easier, writes Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal-World.
- Life's going to be more difficult for WVU cornerback Brodrick Jenkins in the Big 12. Is he ready?