Lunch links: Tributes to Darrell Royal
November, 8, 2012
By David Ubben | ESPN.com
- The Austin American-Statesman compiled a collection of reactions from Darrell Royal's death this week. The Longhorns will line up in the wishbone for the first play of Saturday's game against Iowa State.
- Colleague Ivan Maisel wrote a touching tribute to the life of Royal. He also spends some time talking OU-Nebraska, more on Royal and the future of the Sugar Bowl.
- He was a man who helped turn football into a religion in Texas, writes Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle.
- Even Iowa State defensive coordinator Wally Burnham goes way back with Royal.
- Crazy story here from Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle on the miracle that is Arthur Brown's existence and health.
- A frustration is hanging over the West Virginia program now, writes Mike Casazza of the Charleston Daily Mail.
- Joe Posnanski of Sports On Earth tells his favorite Bill Snyder story and what a title would mean.
- Ken Corbitt of the Topeka Capital-Journal tells you more about Daniel Sams, the man who'll start if Collin Klein can't play on Saturday.
- Clint Chelf could have transferred. He didn't, and Jimmie Tramel of the Tulsa World takes you through the past few difficult months for Chelf and his family.
- Could Oklahoma coach Bud Wilkinson have ended up in the White House? Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman blogs about the possibility. He also says signing on with the Sugar Bowl is evidence of the Big 12 acquiescing to the SEC.
- Oklahoma State might be in trouble if it gets down to its third quarterback this weekend.
- Stephanie Kuzydym of The Oklahoman profiles emerging Oklahoma running back Brennan Clay.
- Fast-paced offenses have given the KU defense a whole lot of trouble, notes Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal-World.
- Can TCU follow Kansas State's lead? Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram explains more.