Lunch links: WVU QB race wide open
August, 13, 2013
By Jake Trotter | ESPN.com
What's in a name?
- Dan Hickman of the Charleston Gazette thinks the West Virginia QB derby remains wide open. Dana Holgorsen is in no hurry to release a depth chart.
- Offensive line will be critical if TCU wants to contend, according to Bill Nichols of the Dallas Morning News. The Frogs now have a firmer, faster field to play on.
- Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy is recruiting with the heavyweights, in the opinion of Tulsa World columnist John E. Hoover. Oklahoman columnist Berry Tramel writes the Cowboys deserve exalted status for their recent conference record.
- Prized defensive tackle recruit Andrew Billings is adjusting to life at Baylor, writes John Werner of the Waco Tribune-Herald.
- Kansas State has multiple options at tight end, according to Joel Jellison of the Manhattan Mercury. The Wildcats are still waiting for starters to emerge on the defensive line, writes Ken Corbitt of the Topeka Capital-Journal.
- Diminutive Texas Tech cornerback Bruce Jones doesn't back down, writes Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. The Red Raiders picked up a commitment from a much-needed defender on Monday.
- Kansas defensive end Marquel Combs has a way with words, according to Austin Meek of the Topeka Capital-Journal.
- With only 11 returning starters, Iowa State will be leaning on youth, writes Bobby La Gesse of the Ames Tribune. Iowa State season tickets packages have sold out.
- The status of Oklahoma freshman defensive end D.J. Ward, who's been out with a spleen condition, will be announced in the next couple days, reports The Oklahoman's Ryan Aber. Junior-college defensive tackle Quincy Russell should be joining the Sooners "any day" now, Bob Stoops said Monday.
- Texas receiver Marcus Johnson sprained his knee during Monday's practice.
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