Lunch links: Charlie Weis' new bedroom
June, 26, 2012
By David Ubben | ESPN.com
Creamed corn ... is yummy.
- Odd headline from Monday: Former Baylor star Robert Griffin III was reportedly the target of an extortion attempt by a former walk-on for the Bears' basketball team.
- Kansas coach Charlie Weis is spending some nights sleeping in his office. That and more from Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal-World.
- Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman has his playoff plea: Keep a selection committee small. I'll respectfully disagree with that one. He also notes that Mike Gundy continues to climb the list of coaches with the longest tenure at their current schools. He's at No. 15. Mack Brown and Bob Stoops are third and fourth, respectively.
- Is Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott taking jabs at the Big 12's scheduling?
- Stoops and Gundy both like the idea of a four-team playoff, reports R.J. Young of The Oklahoman. As long as the bowls survived, Stoops will be happy.
- Not Big 12 related, but interesting story here from our File Blog on synthetic marijuana, which the SEC's version of the Honey Badger got busted for last season.
- Oklahoma receivers coach Jay Norvell talks about life for his receivers after Landry Jones' safety blanket, Ryan Broyles, headed to the NFL. Guerin Emig of the Tulsa World has the story.
- Texas Tech's game against Texas State will air on ESPN3, not the Longhorn Network.
- Former Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer would love to serve on a college football selection committee, reports Jason Kersey of The Oklahoman. Colleague Ivan Maisel doesn't know why anyone wants to put former coaches on the committee.