Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Only in the Big 12 links could we have President Obama, John Mackovic and a call for a Texas championship all tied neatly together in a compendium of daily stories.
Oklahoma State has persevered and even thrived without Dez Bryant, the Tulsa World’s Bill Haisten reports. But OSU athletic director Mike Holder tells Austin American-Statesman columnist Kirk Bohls that he doesn’t want to talk about Bryant’s case, because it only gives him indigestion.
The Lawrence Journal-World’s Dugan Arnett writes that Kansas’ offense and Todd Reesing are struggling through a rare unproductive streak.
The Kansas City Star’s Mike DeArmond writes that Colorado is a team in disarray heading into Saturday’s game against Missouri.
The Tulsa World’s Dave Sittler writes that Ryan Broyles has emerged as Oklahoma’s top offensive weapon in the last several weeks.
John Mackovic of the Palm Springs Desert Sun -- yes, that John Mackovic -- thinks that Texas is the nation’s No. 1 team.
Texas Tech coach Mike Leach offers an impassioned defense to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal’s Adam Zuvanich why the NCAA should continue allowing players to be housed at hotels together on the night before a game.
College Football News’ Pete Fiutak ranks Colt McCoy among his favorites for the Heisman, although Alabama’s Mark Ingram remains his current leader.
Baylor players tell the Waco Tribune-Herald’s Brice Cherry they are intent on a faster start against Nebraska.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Randy Galloway wants to see Texas vs. TCU for the ultimate championship of the state of Texas.
President Obama sent his condolences to Sam Bradford after his season-ending shoulder injury, the Oklahoman’s David Ubben reports.