Lunch links: Looking back on Gundy
October, 17, 2012
By David Ubben | ESPN.com
Do you remember that kid in school who bullied you? Well, I ate that goat.
- Mike Gundy is about to become his alma mater's winningest coach, and he might not have ever gotten the job. John Helsley takes you back and looks at Gundy's highs and lows at OSU. Good list, but I might add the 2009 Houston loss to the lows, too. Never a good look to lose to a C-USA team as a top five team on your home field the week after you land on the SI cover.
- Can Kansas State slow West Virginia's offense? The Wildcats are confident, writes Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle. The defense could frustrate WVU, writes colleague Ivan Maisel.
- What do the Mountaineers think about the charge that they were cocky? Bob Hertzel of the Times West Virginian writes about the issue.
- Did Texas Tech duck TCU in nonconference last year? Gary Patterson doesn't think so, but Mac Engel of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram isn't buying it.
- Oklahoma has been crazy good in the week after Texas under Bob Stoops, writes Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman.
- Texas Tech offensive lineman Deveric Gallington is expected to play this weekend, despite being arrested last week .
- Kansas will play two quarterbacks against the Sooners on Saturday. Charlie Weis seems to believe Oklahoma won't care. And here's more on the man who'll join Dayne Crist as KU's quarterback.
- Texas Tech players talk about the old staff and going up against former defensive coordinator Chad Glasgow with Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
- The Des Moines Register tackles five big questions for Iowa State heading into this weekend.
- You can expect to see plenty of facilities upgrades at Baylor soon, writes John Werner of the Waco Tribune-Herald.
- Oklahoma co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell's NFL experience helps attract plenty of recruits, writes Jason Kersey of The Oklahoman.
- Kansas needs a leader, and running back James Sims is providing one, writes Tom Keegan of the Lawrence Journal-World.
- West Virginia's receiving corps will look a lot different this week, writes Dave Hickman of the Charleston Gazette. So will the secondary, and injuries are leaving WVU shorthanded there.
BIG 12 SCOREBOARD
Final North Dakota State 34 Iowa State 14 Final West Virginia 23 2 Alabama 33 Final Louisiana Tech 16 4 Oklahoma 48 Final Samford 14 TCU 48 Final Central Arkansas 35 Texas Tech 42 Final Stephen F. Austin 16 20 Kansas State 55 Final 1 Florida State 37 Oklahoma State 31 Final North Texas 7 Texas 38