Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Lunch links: Former coach up for reality TV
By ESPN.com staff
July Wednesdays! Who knew? Lots going on today.
- Former Oklahoma State and Oklahoma coach Jimmy Johnson (he also coached some NFL team) is scheduled to be a contestant on the next season of "Survivor," reports Mark Francescutti and Barry Horn of The Dallas Morning News.
- Incoming Kansas State defensive end Adam Davis suffered a back injury in junior college and is facing surgery. He may not make it back on the field.
- Nebraska may be flying more after it moves to the Big Ten, but that doesn't necessarily mean higher expenses, reports Kris Knowlton of the Lincoln Journal Star.
- Colorado made a small profit the last fiscal year, but its new budget will be getting a slight trim, reports Kyle Ringo of the Boulder Daily Camera.
- This year is Iowa State cornerback Leonard Johnson's time, writes Randy Peterson of the Des Moines Register.
- Ned Seaton at the Manhattan Mercury sheds some light on the legal issues surrounding the Ron Prince buyout case.
- Colorado's thinning receiving corps may get some help in USC's Travon Patterson, who is considering a transfer to Colorado in light of the recent NCAA sanctions, reports Kyle Ringo of the Boulder Daily Camera.
- The Waco Tribune-Herald has more on Baylor's big offensive line commit, Spencer Drango.
- Bill Haisten at the Tulsa World, with Sam Bradford on the cusp of signing a record-breaking contract, catches up with another Oklahoma quarterback, 2003 Heisman winner Jason White, who is out of football.
- Texas Tech running back Baron Batch could be set up for a big year in the Red Raiders' new offense, writes Terrance Harris at AOL Fanhouse.
- Nebraska DB coach Marvin Sanders says if he held a defensive fantasy draft from his team, he'd draft the center of the Peso defense, Eric Hagg, first.
- The Dallas Morning News had five reasons for optimism yesterday. Today, it's five reasons for concern in regards to the upcoming season for Texas, Texas Tech and Texas A&M.
- Oklahoma and Colorado have two of the toughest nonconference schedules in the country, according to The Sporting News' Matt Hayes. Meanwhile, Missouri and Baylor have two of the easiest. (Missouri's a given, but I can't say I agree with Baylor there, considering it's traveling to TCU.)
- Russ Lande at Sports News ranks Texas A&M quarterback Jerrod Johnson as the No. 6 QB prospect in the 2011 NFL draft. Four Big 12 running backs are in his top 10: DeMarco Murray, Daniel Thomas, Roy Helu Jr. and Kendall Hunter.
- Von Miller and some of his teammates fired up a few fans in College Station on Tuesday night, reports Brent Zwerneman of the San Antonio Express-News.