Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Welcome to a Thursday lunch session.
Here are some tasty links, including one about a name pretty familiar to Nebraska fans everywhere.
Former Nebraska quarterback Harrison Beck has been among the reasons why Terry Bowden’s North Alabama team is 8-0 and No. 1 in the Division II poll this week, Kevin Scarbinsky of the Birmingham News reports.
The College Football News’ Pete Fiutak writes about how Sam Bradford lost his “it factor.”
The Omaha World-Herald’s Lee Barfknecht writes about the increase in penalties in the Big 12 this season.
It’s time for the struggling Nebraska offensive line to make a statement, Lincoln Journal-Star columnist Steve Sipple opines.
The Tulsa World’s John Hoover writes that Sam Bradford’s interview plans were put on hold Wednesday -- despite a huge media throng that turned out in the rain to meet with him.
Baylor’s nagging habit of killing drives with self-inflicted mistakes is examined by the Waco Tribune-Herald’s Brice Cherry.
The San Antonio Express-News’ Buck Harvey writes why the pressure on Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman might not be as intense as you might think.
Texas sophomore cornerback Aaron Williams’ recent development is profiled by the Austin American-Statesman’s Alan Trubow.
Kansas coach Mark Mangino tells the Kansas City Star’s Brady McCollough that freshman cornerback D.J. Beshears will start for the Jayhawks against Oklahoma.
The Boulder Daily Camera’s Kyle Ringo writes about the development of Colorado tight end Riar Geer, who already has surpassed his previous season highs in receptions and catches after only six games.