Lunch links: Bill Snyder rewriting history?
August, 20, 2012
By David Ubben | ESPN.com
The weekend rain was fun. Back to living in the microwave that is Dallas, Texas.
- West Virginia's starting running back could still sit out and redshirt 2012 after a suffering a knee injury late last season. Dave Hickman of the Charleston Gazette writes about WVU's options at the spot.
- Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram breaks down each position for the Horned Frogs. The race is over for backup QB, though.
- This season is an opportunity for Kansas State to rewrite the ugly ending of Bill Snyder's first tenure in Manhattan, writes Austin Meek of the Topeka Capital-Journal.
- Mitch Vingle of the Charleston Gazette breaks down WVU's schedule, game-by-game. Will there be a letdown game? I'm telling you guys, look out for Iowa State. Paul Rhoads knows a thing or two about breaking Mountaineer hearts.
- Is Texas due for another youth movement in 2012? Randy Riggs of the Austin American-Statesman talks to a few Longhorns who think so. One of the elder statesmen on the team wants to erase a forgettable 2011 season.
- Charlie Weis nearly died, but because of his struggle, so many others got a chance to live. Learn about the Weis' family's charity.
- Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal explains which position battles are left in camp for Texas Tech. The Red Raiders dismissed their third-leading tackler from last season, but he hadn't been on the two-deep.
- The former K-State player that had gone missing was found over the weekend, but details are scarce.
- Texas receiver DeSean Hales won't play football this year, but will still have a role on the team.
- Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Bill Young basically saved Cooper Bassett's career as a Cowboy. Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman explains how he did it.
- Justin Tuggle moved from quarterback to linebacker and now has pushed his way to a possible starting spot, writes Kellis Robinett of the Kansas City Star.
- So, is Oklahoma's defense being simplified or not? Berry Tramel trudges into the murky waters to sort it out.
- Is the AP poll still relevant?
- Kansas coach Charlie Weis dropped a pretty funny quote at a KU event on Friday night. Yes, the Jayhawks are the near-unanimous pick to finish last, but Weis makes them interesting, writes Tom Keegan of the Lawrence Journal-World.
- Very cool video feature here from OSU on a day in the life of a football player at fall camp.
- Andrew Logue of the Des Moines Register tracks Iowa State's search for a better defensive line. Jake Knott and A.J. Klein’s roles as linebackers could be the trailer for an action film.
- Mike Huguenin of Yahoo! Sports previews the Big 12.
- OSU quarterback Clint Chelf didn't win the spring competition, but he'll be ready if his name is called this season, writes John Helsley of The Oklahoman.
BIG 12 SCOREBOARD
Final Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State