Big 12 lunch links: Nebraska's Watson trusts his own methods in recruiting
January, 27, 2010
By Tim Griffin | ESPN.com
After delving into numbers most of the morning, it's always refreshing to get a chance to look at some links.
- Nebraska offensive coordinator Shawn Watson tells the Lincoln Journal Star’s Steve Sipple about his recruiting methods that lean heavily on foresight and coaching instincts.
- The Omaha World-Herald’s Mitch Sherman reports that Nebraska fans are getting on edge as the recruiting season enters its final week.
- Former Texas Tech quarterback Kliff Kingsbury has decided to stay with Kevin Sumlin’s coaching staff at Houston after nearly joining Dana Holgorsen at Oklahoma State, according to the Houston Chronicle’s Steve Campbell.
- The Dallas Morning News’ Kevin Sherrington opines that Colt McCoy’s character shouldn’t take a hit because he didn’t return to the national championship game against Alabama.
- The Kansas City Star’s Mike DeArmond has an interesting snippet about how Missouri’s potential move to the Big Ten has split at least one family.
- Baylor center J.D. Walton was listed among SI.com’s Tony Pauline’s “risers” at the second day of practices at the Senior Bowl. But the Sporting News’ Russ Lande reports that Texas linebacker Roddrick Muckelroy and Missouri wide receiver Danario Alexander struggled through their Tuesday practices.
- Former Nebraska quarterback Joe Dailey has been reunited with Turner Gill at Kansas, the Omaha World-Herald’s Rich Kaipust reports. Gill was Dailey’s position coach at Nebraska.
- CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd ranks Tommy Tuberville’s hiring by Texas Tech as second and Gill’s hiring by Kansas sixth among the 22 new FBS coaching hires.
- Steven Lassan of Athlon Sports ranks Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas among his contenders to be top-10 teams in 2010.
- Justin Smith becomes Missouri's first NFL Pro Bowler in 20 years to start and finish his career with the Tigers, Dave Matter of the Columbia Tribune reports.
- Robert Cessna of the Bryan Eagle reports that "DeRuyter Fever" is rampant among Texas A&M fans.
BIG 12 SCOREBOARD
11:00 AM ET Nevada Louisiana-Lafayette 2:20 PM ET Utah State UTEP 3:30 PM ET 22 Utah Colorado State 5:45 PM ET Western Michigan Air Force 9:15 PM ET South Alabama Bowling Green
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State