After the Mike Leach mess played out Wednesday, it was refreshing to see some football later in the evening.
Nebraska continued its trend of playing well in big games under Bo Pelini.
Here are some stories from across the conference about those subjects and others in some lunch links to get us ready for another busy day involving Big 12 teams in bowl games.
Nebraska’s blowout victory over Arizona in the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl could be an omen for the Cornhuskers catapulting back among national title contenders, the Omaha World-Herald’s Tom Shatel writes.
The Lincoln Journal Star’s Steve Sipple opines that the offseason suddenly got a lot more pleasant for Nebraska offensive coordinator Shawn Watson after last night’s Holiday Bowl victory.
Mike Leach's attorney, Ted Liggett, disputes many of the contentions made in Texas Tech’s statement after firing his client on Wednesday, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal’s Adam Zuvanich reports.
The Kansas City Star’s Jason Whitlock writes that Leach’s extreme arrogance helped keep him from making a rational decision in dealing with Tech officials.
Missouri could be headed for a finish in the Top 25 if it can beat Navy today in the Texas Bowl, the Kansas City Star’s Mike DeArmond reports.
Texas Tech athletic director Gerald Myers tells the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal’s Don Williams how he plans to replace Leach.
The Houston Chronicle’s Joseph Duarte pegs Baylor’s Art Briles as the leading candidate to replace Leach.
Leach needs to address the charges against him, Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-News writes.
A healthy Alexander Robinson should boost Iowa State’s chances of claiming an upset over Minnesota in the Insight Bowl, the Ames Tribune’s Bobby La Gesse reports.
The Oklahoman’s Berry Tramel analyzes Landry Jones’ rocky first season as Oklahoma’s quarterback.