Lunch links: Media days wrapup
July, 24, 2013
By ESPN.com staff | ESPN.com
Well-reported story here on the firestorm surrounding NCAA president Mark Emmert.
- K-State linebacker Tre Walker said Texas "laid down" in last year's season finale. The Longhorns adamantly deny that.
- Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads has a cool anecdote on how one player stood out early in his career. Randy Peterson of the Des Moines Register has the story.
- Baylor built a program from nothing. Kansas is trying to do the same. How can it copy the blueprint? Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal-World asks around.
- Baylor's gold helmet got a whole lot of attention on Tuesday.
- Really good story from Rob Cassidy of Rivals.com on negative recruiting across the Big 12.
- Oklahoma State lost one of its top incoming signees, reports Gina Mizell of The Oklahoman.
- New Texas uniforms, if you missed them this week.
- Jacques Washington's dropping the hard-hitting questions on yours truly here at the :30 mark. Here's more on Washington's hijinks from Bobby La Gesse at the Ames Tribune, who asked me about the interview.
- That SEC propaganda? It can go both ways as it relates to Bob Stoops, writes Dennis Dodd of CBSSports.com.
- Negative energy and criticism has Oklahoma fired up, writes Jason Kersey of The Oklahoman.
- Jake Heaps is itching to take over at quarterback in Lawrence, writes Kevin Haskin of the Topeka Capital-Journal.
- Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal writes about Kliff Kingsbury's crazy five-year run in coaching that led to this week.
- West Virginia's quarterback race? Dana Holgorsen is watching and waiting just like everyone else. Also, he went to Africa with his son this offseason.
- Is now the time for David Ash to break out? Jimmy Burch of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram writes about his efforts.
- Was Charlie Weis' "pile of crap" comment a stroke of genius? Sean Keeler of Fox Sports Kansas City says so.