Thursday, September 16, 2010
Lunch links: Trash-talk lessons
By ESPN.com staff
I get it, you're terrified of small talk and birds. You're just lucky that pigeon didn't want to chat you up about the weather.
- Texas A&M's Damontre Moore has been a nice surprise for the Aggies' defense, writes David Harris of the Dallas Morning News
- Texas Tech running back Baron Batch gives some advice for Red Raiders looking to trash talk this weekend in his diary for the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
- Beware of the Mountain West Conference, Oklahoma, writes Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman. The Sooners are just 2-2 against the league since its inception in 1999.
- Mack Brown "adamantly" urged Vince Young to accept the Heisman Trophy if it was offered.
- TCU flourished while Baylor floundered after the Big 12 was formed, and their paths cross on Saturday, writes Jeff Caplan of ESPNDallas.com.
- Former Missouri running back Derrick Washington was officially charged with misdemeanor domestic assault in a case unrelated to the incident that got him permanently suspended from the Tigers.
- The Omaha World-Herald sent columnist Robert Nelson to Bo Pelini's news conference to read his body language. He wrote a column analyzing it.
- Running back Vondrell McGee's career is over at Texas after losing an appeal for academic eligibility.
- Baylor's football blog offers a few tidbits you can't find in the game notes.
- Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder's five-year tenure has been a successful one, writes Jenni Carlson of The Oklahoman.
- Now is the time for Colorado's running game to improve. It's its best chance to beat Hawaii, writes Kyle Ringo of the Boulder Daily Camera.
- Missouri receiver T.J. Moe set a lofty goal for himself, and he's surpassing it, writes Joan Niesen of the Columbia Missourian.
- Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen accused Tulsa of faking injuries to slow his offense's pace after its game against Houston last year, where Holgorsen previously coached. The Tulsa World's Bill Haisten has the story.
- Support from his family has brought Kansas State receiver Aubrey Quarles where he is today, writes Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle.
- Texas A&M's Von Miller is trying to overcome a frustrating start to his season, writes Brent Zwerneman of the San Antonio Express-News.