Lunch links: New leadership for the Sooners
January, 8, 2013
By David Ubben | ESPN.com
Welcome to the long, dark, cold world of the college football offseason. We aren't leaving for eight months.
- Tony Jefferson and Kenny Stills' departure leaves room for more intense leaders to emerge for the Sooners, writes Jenni Carlson of The Oklahoman. Former Sooner Jammal Brown is angry about the direction of Oklahoma's program. "I hear these guys exciting about sharing a championship? That ain't nothing to be excited about. This is Oklahoma football," he said.
- Oklahoma State signed what sounds like a solid DE prospect from Georgia who will enroll early and be an All-Name teamer.
- Very cool stuff here from Oklahoma. Offensive lineman Austin Woods is a nominee for an award. Hear more about his inspirational story. See more on him here.
- Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman plays the "What if" game as it relates to Northern Illinois' BCS bid and the rest of the Big 12.
- Another West Virginia defensive assistant is out the door, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- Gina Mizell of The Oklahoman looks back at her preseason predictions for Oklahoma State.
- A former TCU star from the 1960s is facing 20 years in prison after swindling investors out of more than $15 million.
- Get to know Texas' new running backs coach, Larry Porter, a little better here.
- Mad about Denard Robinson edging out Pat White for the quarterback rushing record? Dave Hickman of the Charleston Gazette says it's simply not a big deal.