Lunch links: The Big 12's best players
December, 19, 2012
By David Ubben | ESPN.com
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- In a weird-feeling Cotton Bowl, Oklahoma has nothing to gain, writes Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman. For the record, I disagree pretty strongly with this assertion.
- The Austin American-Statesman says the Big 12's best player is someone other than Collin Klein. Thoughts?
- Mack Brown's not winning enough at Texas, and he's the problem, writes Matt Hayes of Sporting News.
- Bob Hertzel of the Times West Virginian writes about Tavon Austin losing three friends back in Baltimore in a month.
- Michael Harrison has big potential at WR for Oklahoma State, and he's expected to be back for 2013, writes Gina Mizell of The Oklahoman. The Pokes lost a defensive back, though.
- If Geno Smith had run more, would he have won the Heisman Trophy? One Mountaineer former star says yes.
- Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram has excerpts from Trevone Boykin's first media interview, and says TCU will be missing three players in its bowl game.
- Texas swiped a junior college commit from Tennessee, writes Randy Riggs of the Austin American-Statesman.
- The Sooners are tired of the "Johnny Football" talk.
- How do you handle leaving for a new job, and why is commissioner Bob Bowlsby skipping the Heart of Dallas Bowl? Colleague Ivan Maisel has you covered.
- Who will be on the field and who won't for Oklahoma in its bowl game? Stephanie Kuzydym of The Oklahoman sorts it out. She also talked to Tony Jefferson about his NFL Draft decision.
- Iowa State's website catches up with the Cyclones' quarterback, Sam Richardson, who talks about his ride to this point.
- Bill Snyder is a candidate for the Bear Bryant Coach of the Year Award.
- It sounds like Texas Tech's new strength coach is coming with Kingsbury from Texas A&M.
- Interesting note: Darrell Wyatt will be Texas' first African-American coordinator.
BIG 12 SCOREBOARD
2:00 PM ET Washington State Colorado State 3:30 PM ET 20 Fresno State 25 USC 5:30 PM ET Buffalo San Diego State 9:00 PM ET Tulane Louisiana-Lafayette
6:00 PM ET Pittsburgh Bowling Green 9:30 PM ET Utah State 23 Northern Illinois
2:30 PM ET Marshall Maryland 6:00 PM ET Syracuse Minnesota 9:30 PM ET Brigham Young Washington
12:15 PM ET Rutgers Notre Dame 3:20 PM ET Cincinnati North Carolina 6:45 PM ET Miami (FL) 18 Louisville 10:15 PM ET Michigan Kansas State
11:45 AM ET Middle Tennessee Navy 3:15 PM ET Ole Miss Georgia Tech 6:45 PM ET 10 Oregon Texas 10:15 PM ET 14 Arizona State Texas Tech
12:30 PM ET Arizona Boston College 2:00 PM ET Virginia Tech 17 UCLA 4:00 PM ET Rice Mississippi State 8:00 PM ET 24 Duke 21 Texas A&M
12:00 PM ET Nebraska 22 Georgia 12:00 PM ET UNLV North Texas 1:00 PM ET Iowa 16 LSU 1:00 PM ET 19 Wisconsin 9 South Carolina 5:00 PM ET 5 Stanford 4 Michigan State 8:30 PM ET 15 UCF 6 Baylor
7:30 PM ET 13 Oklahoma State 8 Missouri 8:30 PM ET 12 Clemson 7 Ohio State