Friday, January 29, 2010
Lunchtime links: Pelini plays 'Meet the Parents'
By ESPN.com staff
We're heading into the last weekend of the recruiting season.
Here are some lunchtime links to nibble on before we get there.
- Steve Sipple of the Lincoln Journal Star relates how Bo Pelini insists on meeting the parents of each of his recruits.
- Zac Robinson tells the Sporting News’ Clifton Brown he’s getting more comfortable taking direct snaps from center at quarterback.
- Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville has added Robert Prunty, the head coach of Hargrave Military Academy, as a defensive assistant, Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports.
- The Sporting News’ Dave Curtis picks Ruffin McNeill as his man of the month – for leading Texas Tech to a Valero Alamo Bowl victory as interim coach and for being hired as East Carolina’s coach after being passed over by the Red Raiders.
- The Birmingham News’ Jon Solomon analyzes all of the conferences and their Pro Bowl picks. He thinks the Big 12 is a little thin along the offensive line and lacks a downfield receiving threat.
- The Heisman Pundit ranks Oklahoma second, Texas sixth and Nebraska 10th among schools providing an advantage in winning the Heisman.
- Barry Switzer tells some great old recruiting stories in a video interview with the Oklahoman’s Berry Tramel.
- The Lincoln Journal Star’s Brian Christopherson reports that Jamal Turner, a junior quarterback from Sam Houston High School in Arlington, Texas, has accepted a Nebraska scholarship offer for the Class of 2011.
- Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder was given the chance by the Tulsa World’s Bill Haisten to end speculation that he forced Mike Gundy to hire Dana Holgorsen as his offensive coordinator. Holder had no comment.
- Three-star prospect Dexter McDonald of Rockhurst, Mo., switched his commitment from Missouri to Kansas, the Kansas City Star reports.
- Bob Stoops and his family are protesting the development of 350 acres near their dream home that’s under construction in far northwest Norman, Andrew Knittle of the Norman Transcript reports.
- The Columbia Tribune’s Dave Matter analyzes Missouri’s receiving class of recruits, ranked as high as eighth nationally by one national service.