Lunch links: Origin of Snyder's '16 goals'
September, 21, 2012
By David Ubben | ESPN.com
The White House: Most notably where Sinbad lived in the film "First Kid."
- Where did Bill Snyder's sense of discipline and infamous 16 Goals For Success come from? Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman dug around and found out it was a 4-foot-9 woman that never reached 100 pounds in her life.
- Baylor will be in the national spotlight for tonight's game, writes John Werner of the Waco Tribune-Herald.
- The challenge ahead of Kansas State's defense -- stopping Landry Jones -- won't be easy, writes Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle.
- The Associated Press profiles Iowa State's big-time duo at linebacker with A.J. Klein and Jake Knott.
- Three Big 12 quarterbacks are in ESPN Insider Brock Huard's national top 10 at the position.
- Oklahoma State's lack of forced turnovers so far has caught the eye of defensive coordinator Bill Young.
- Kansas' passing game found a brand-new weapon last week, writes Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star.
- When it's all over for Kansas linebacker Anthony McDonald, he wants to go into the FBI or the CIA, writes Jesse Newell of the Lawrence Journal-World. Colleague Ivan Maisel has taken notice of the Jayhawks' defensive improvement.
- Get to know Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein a little better with this profile. And some extra tidbits about the Wildcats star. Klein will be featured on College GameDay this weekend. Here's a preview.
- The fault for Oklahoma's struggles with sacks falls on more than just the offensive line, writes Stephanie Kuzydym of The Oklahoman.
- The change in culture at Iowa State is clear. Jake Calhoun of the Iowa State Daily looks at the issue, with some help from yours truly.
- Is Geno Smith ready to strike the Heisman pose? Mitch Vingle of the Charleston Gazette talks about Smith's new status as the favorite to do so. For that to happen, his offensive line has to keep helping him stay clean.