Monday, August 30, 2010
Lunch links: Title-chasing Texas
By ESPN.com staff
Two of the best team names from my fantasy league from college that drafted last night: Texas Chainsaw Massaquoi and Matt Schaub Lob Blog, the rare, seamless intersection of football and Arrested Development.
My weak effort: 2nd That Emo Shonn. Despite the Motown/Smokey Robinson love, I'm frustrated and ashamed.
- Missouri athletic director Mike Alden says the timing of running back Derrick Washington's incident didn't affect the team's awareness of it, reports Joe Walljasper of the Columbia Daily Tribune. Coach Gary Pinkel and Alden acted once they got "credible information."
- Tom Shatel of the Omaha World-Herald offers up his predictions for an emotional final season in the Big 12 for Nebraska. Good stuff here.
- Nothing's mysterious about Daniel Thomas, on or off the field, writes Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle.
- Missouri defensive back Munir Prince is up walking after suffering a serious injury in practice on Thursday.
- By October 14, quarterback Brandon Weeden's 27th birthday, he'll be known more for his production and less for his age, writes John Helsley of The Oklahoman.
- The Denver Post's Woody Paige tells the touching story of Colorado defensive end Marquez Herrod.
- Freshmen don't redshirt as much as they once did. Jake Trotter of The Oklahoman examines the growing phenomenon in major college football of playing freshmen right away.
- Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Stateman thinks Mack Brown has something up his sleeve. Namely, a national title contender.
- J. Brady McCollough of the Kansas City Star answers the question: Who is Turner Gill? He is many things but at Kansas one thing sticks out: different.
- Colorado coach Dan Hawkins is coaching against the odds, but there are precedents for coaches who have revived careers with backs against the wall, writes Kyle Ringo of the Boulder Daily Camera.
- Is housing college football teams in hotels the night before home games worth the cost? The Des Moines Register's Randy Peterson examines the issue.
- John Werner of the Waco Tribune-Herald points to the five biggest developments in fall camp.
- Mike Sherman has endeared himself to Aggies fans, embracing what makes the school special. That's something his predecessor never did, writes Mac Engel of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.