Monday, July 26, 2010
Lunch links: Beebe's radical agent solution
By ESPN.com staff
Football, Cornell-Hofstra. Slaughter. Then quick nap at my place, and we hit the tizzown.
- Over 15 years ago, Dan Beebe's solution to the agent problem was to allow players--and their universities--to sign contracts with the agents, reports Chuck Carlton of the Dallas Morning News. "Then it's all on the table," Beebe said.
- Colorado may be making a second recent addition to its receiving corps, Paul Richardson, a former UCLA player who was kicked off the team in June for an arrest and is facing possible felony theft charges, reports Kyle Ringo of the Boulder Daily Camera. The Buffaloes are finalizing the transfer of former USC receiver Travon Patterson.
- Former Kansas State coach Ron Prince maintained in a deposition that he was guaranteed the money from his five-year, $5.5. million contract, reports Austin Meek of the Topeka Capital-Journal.
- One more position change is nothing new for Texas Tech linebacker Bront Bird, writes Joel Erickson of the Odessa American.
- Nebraska's quarterback uncertainty will test the coaching chops of third-year head man Bo Pelini, writes Steve Sipple of the Lincoln Journal Star.
- Dirk Chatelain of the Omaha World-Herald tells the stories of a few fans fired up for Nebraska's rematch with Texas.
- No, rookie Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant will not carry your pads, Roy Williams. Plenty of room for debate on this one.
- Commissioner Dan Beebe further detailed his efforts to save the Big 12 in a pre-media days interview with The Associated Press.
- Former Longhorn Sergio Kindle is in stable condition after suffering a head injury in a fall down two flights of stairs at a friend's house in Austin, Texas, reports Jamison Hensley of the Baltimore Sun.
- Baylor receiver and 2010 signee Eddie Johnson did not qualify academically and will go to junior college, reports John Werner of the Waco Tribune-Herald. He was ranked as the nation's No. 61 receiver.
- Former Jayhawk Darrell Stuckey's impact is still obvious in Kansas' safeties still in Lawrence, writes Jesse Newell of the Lawrence Journal-World.
- Tom Shatel at the Omaha World-Herald takes some pretty funny shots at the Big 12's summer shake-up in his own Big 12 media days itinerary.
- The Dallas Morning News tabs three freshmen who could make an impact for Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech.