Monday, September 27, 2010
Lunch links: How to save the Longhorns
By ESPN.com staff
My mailbag tells me untelevised 30-point blowouts deserve equal coverage compared to nationally televised games that I attend and produce college football's biggest upset of the weekend. I'll get right on it, guys.
- Kansas quarterback Kale Pick is out for three weeks with a leg injury.
- If Texas wants to save its season, it has to figure out what exactly it can do well and build around it, writes Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman.
- The season is young, but Oklahoma is proving it can gut out the close games that it lost all last season, writes Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman.
- Look for Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez to bounce back, says offensive coordinator Shawn Watson.
- Kansas State has snagged one of the top junior college quarterbacks in America for its 2011 class, reports Austin Meek of the Topeka Capital-Journal. The comparisons to Michael Bishop have already begun.
- Iowa State defensive lineman Stephen Ruempolhamer has a fantastic name and an even better story, having spent the first 15 years of his life in Amsterdam, writes Randy Peterson of the Des Moines Register. His parents plan to see him play for the first time ever this weekend against Texas Tech.
- Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen and Texas A&M defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter have a recent history, writes John Helsley of The Oklahoman.
- Texas Tech is trying to bounce back from its messy offensive performance against Texas, writes Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
- Brent Zwerneman runs down the wacky breaks that have filled the OSU-Texas A&M series recently.
- A halftime challenge from newcomer Toney Clemons may be a turning point in Colorado's season, writes Kyle Ringo of the Boulder Daily Camera.
- Missouri is comfortably easing into its bye week with a stress-free Saturday, writes Joe Walljasper of the Columbia Daily Tribune.
- Realignment led to Iowa State and Utah canceling their 2011 game.