I feel like it's going to be a challenge coming up with compelling intros every day for the lunch links:
West Virginia offensive tackle Quinton Spain said former quarterback Geno Smith was a good leader, and that the media "twisted" earlier comments into something else. The Mountaineers have linebackers to spare, writes Dave Hickman of the Charleston Gazette. A West Virginia assistant wants to lure Florida recruits to Morgantown.
Charlie Weis has changed Kansas' autograph policy, reports the Kansas City Star's Rustin Dodd. Weis singled out the stars to the Lawrence Journal-World's Matt Tait so far through fall camp. The Topeka Capital-Journal's Evan Meek details the recruitment of offensive tackle Pearce Slater. Quarterback Jake Heaps is getting a second chance at Kansas.
Oklahoma defensive end D.J. Ward had his spleen removed, and is expected to miss six weeks. Corey Nelson says better defensive line play will help the linebackers, according to The Oklahoman. Freshman running back Alex Ross is taking ownership of Adrian Peterson's No. 28 jersey, writes the Tulsa World's Eric Bailey.
Young running backs Shock Linwood and Devin Chafin are hoping to deepen the Baylor backfield.
Athlon offers its Big 12 freshmen to watch.