Lunch links: Big 12 coaches sticking around
December, 7, 2012
By David Ubben | ESPN.com
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- University of Texas president Bill Powers takes to his blog to voice his full support of Mack Brown. It proves his bosses subscribe to the "What have you done for me?" principle, not "What have you done for me lately?" writes colleague Ivan Maisel.
- Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy says there's "no question" he'll be back in Stillwater next year, and that his relationship with AD Mike Holder is better than people say it is.
- TCU quarterback Casey Pachall has submitted his paperwork to return to TCU, and it's decision time now for Gary Patterson, reports Mac Engel of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
- Krista Pertle of the New York Times goes inside Baylor's late rally to reach a bowl game.
- Ken Corbitt of the Topeka Capital-Journal profiles Collin Klein's journey from overlooked recruit to Heisman finalist.
- The Dallas' Morning News' Tim Cowlishaw breaks down why Gary Patterson will never leave for Texas.
- The nation's No. 1 receiver is still considering Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, writes Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman.
- Art Briles is feeling the love from Baylor after getting rewarded for results, writes the Waco Tribune-Herald's Brice Cherry.
- Colleague Brock Huard ranks his top 10 quarterbacks in college football. The order is a little different than I bet you expect.
- West Virginia's Tavon Austin is a finalist for the Hornung Award, given to college football's most versatile player.
- Former Oklahoma Heisman winner Jason White's Heisman ballot? Johnny Manziel wasn't on it, but Landry Jones was.
- Iowa State knows its familiarity with Tulsa won't mean much this time around in the Liberty Bowl, writes Bobby La Gesse of the Ames Tribune.
- Why did Oklahoma lose blue-chip defensive tackle prospect Justin Manning to Texas A&M? It's pretty simple, writes John Hoover of the Tulsa World.
- Mitch Vingle of the Charleston Gazette says TV is brainwashing voters for college awards.
- Iowa State fans are buying up a lot of Liberty Bowl tickets and Paul Rhoads is loving Memphis, writes Andrew Logue of the Des Moines Register.
- Nick Kosmider of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal runs down Texas Tech's to-do list in its bowl practices, which it didn't get a year ago.
- You can pay to have your name on a brick in the new stadium upgrade at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.