Lunch links: Landry Jones and Belldozer
August, 15, 2012
By David Ubben | ESPN.com
Only 17 days until kickoff ... but 24 for the Horned Frogs. Sad stuff there.
- Mack Brown asked his coaches to draft the best players on both sides. Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman tries to do the same and checks in on the progress of Texas' O.
- Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman says Landry Jones says all the right things regarding the Belldozer, but doesn't believe that Jones believes or feels them.
- Even in his NFL locker, former Bears quarterback Robert Griffin III is paying tribute to Baylor.
- Gary Patterson may have no choice but to play young talent he normally wouldn't this year, writes Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
- Oklahoma receiver Justin Brown offers more details about how and why he came to Oklahoma from Penn State. Stephanie Kuzydym of The Oklahoman has the story.
- Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy opened up about what it means to him to have his team helping make record sales in season tickets. The Cowboys' Fiesta Bowl rings are in, too.
- Kansas is working on fixing its defensive line problems, and there's progress, writes Tom Keegan of the Lawrence Journal-World.
- West Virginia could be starting a few freshmen this season, writes Jenn Menendez of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
- Kansas State running back John Hubert is the team's starter, but he's careful not to get too happy with that designation, writes Tony Adame of the Kansas City Star.
- Sooners offensive lineman Nila Kasitati is back on the field after heart surgery. Great to hear.
- Texas Tech's Tre Porter doesn't want to watch the hit that ended his season last year, but he wants to get back on the field and eligible for contact, writes Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
- Very cool interactive photo here from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram of TCU's new stadium.
- Iowa State is still trying to take the next step under Paul Rhoads.
- Is 2012 going to be a breakout season for West Virginia senior receiver J.D. Woods? Could be, writes Mike Casazza of the Charleston Daily Mail.
- San Antonio says it's still interested in bidding for the Champions Bowl.
- West Virginia's new to the Big 12, but the league's ears are already perked up at the Mountaineers, writes Tim Griffin of the San Antonio Express-News.
- The Cyclones are trying to get more production out of their disappointing defensive line last season, writes Bobby La Gesse of the Ames Tribune.
- You don't know Ben Heeney yet, but you might soon after his performance this camp, writes Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal-World.