Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Big 12 lunch links: OU starts spring practice
By ESPN.com staff
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
And then there were three.
Big 12 teams, that is, who will have begun spring practice after Tuesday afternoon (Baylor and Texas are the other two). Oklahoma's practice begins today.
Bob Stoops will be busy trying to rebuild an offensive line that loses four starters and finding a few new receiving threats for Sam Bradford to throw to. It should be an interesting spring around his team over the next several weeks.
Here are some stories around the Big 12 for your lunchtime perusal this afternoon. Enjoy them.
The Miami Red Hawks are trying to get out of their Sept. 12 game against Colorado
in order to play a potentially more lucrative game against Kentucky in Cincinnati, Boulder Daily Camera beat writer Kyle Ringo reports. If the move is made, the Mid-American Conference will work to find a suitable replacement for the Buffaloes that could be Akron, Bowling Green or Toledo.
Oklahoma redshirt freshman linebacker Austin Box was cited by Norman police
for urinating in public early Saturday morning, the Tulsa World's John Hoover reports.
The Kansas City Star reports that Illinois State athletic director Sheahon Zenger, a Kansas State graduate and a former associate athletic director for development at KSU, could emerge as a leading candidate
for the vacant athletic director job at his alma mater. The school announced an eight-member search committee
that will help KSU president-elect Kirk Schulz find the president, according to the Topeka Capital-Journal.
Austin American-Statesman columnists Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden have video anlyzing what they've seen
at Texas' first two spring practices.
Nebraska offensive coordinator Shawn Watson's experience in developing quarterbacks
in his previous coaching history should be invaluable as he attempts to find a new starter for the Cornhuskers this spring, Lincoln Journal-Star columnist Steve Sipple reports.