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Friday, August 1, 2008
Big 12 links: Colorado's Scott adjusts to college life

By staff

Posted by's Tim Griffin

Heralded Colorado standout incoming freshman Darrell Scott wants his teammates to know he's just like any other incoming freshman.

Even though some teammates have compared him to Adrian Peterson and Jim Brown before his first practice, Scott is settling into his new surroundings. He bought an air conditioner for his dorm room because he was surprised by the stifling late July heat of Boulder, Colo.

"Man, I'm just a normal human being," Scott told the Boulder Camera.

Scott has already earned some names of distinction as he prepares for the start of practice next week. Some are calling him by his newfound nickname "Freshmeat." And others are referencing him as "Five Star," in reference to his recruiting hype.

As the Big 12's most heralded incoming recruit settles into the rigors of college life, here's hoping his adjustment is an easy one.

Here are a few items for perusal as a couple of more teams start practicing across the conference.