Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Lunch links: Peso's side effect
By ESPN.com staff
Texas A&M's Jerrod Johnson at the mic singing some Blackstreet karaoke is by no means average. He's got class and style. No diggity, no doubt.
All that's missing is Lil' Penny, a puppet (OK, marionette) before puppets (Yes you, LeBron and Kobe) were cool.
- Texas' Chris Whaley, who had a nice spring game at running back, is moving to H-back for the Longhorns, reports Alan Trubow of the Austin American-Statesman. He also has a few other Longhorn notes, including an update on the race to back up Garrett Gilbert.
- Bob Stoops says the reward for a tough nonconference schedule isn't what it used to be, reports John Henderson of the Denver Post.
- Kansas State's Bill Snyder wants to pick his quarterback 10 days before the opener, reports Austin Meek of the Topeka Capital-Journal.
- Tom Kensler of the Denver Post caught up with the newest Buffalo, receiver Travon Patterson, whose transfer from USC was finalized late Monday.
- In case you've misplaced the Longhorns, you can find them on one of Sports Illustrated's regional covers for its college football preview issue.
- Oklahoma has a group of five talented running backs playing backup to DeMarco Murray, and it's remarkable that running backs coach Cale Gundy has been able to recruit only backs without prima donna attitudes, writes Jake Trotter of The Oklahoman.
- Kansas will play Rice, at Northern Illinois and South Dakota State in its 2012 nonconference schedule.
- A side effect of the Peso defense is added depth at linebacker for the Huskers, and Brian Rosenthal of the Lincoln Journal Star gives a look at the four guys competing for the two interchangeable starting spots: Will Compton, Eric Martin, Sean Fisher and juco transfer Lavonte David.
- Colorado's Nate Solder is the third-best tackle in the 2011 draft class, according to The Sporting News' Russ Lande.
- Iowa State's two new starters on the O-line, the alliterative Hayworth Hicks and Brayden Burris, are changing their diets to move in opposite directions, writes Randy Peterson of the Des Moines Register.
- Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon feels like he has an opportunity to be the offense's No. 1 receiver, reports Brandon Chatmon of The Oklahoman.
- Tom Keegan at the Lawrence Journal-World says KU football is a tough sell in 2010, which wasn't the case a year ago.