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Friday, May 22, 2009
Big 12 lunch links: Watts decides not to run for governor

By staff

Posted by's Tim Griffin

Former Oklahoma quarterback J.C. Watts always had the flair for the dramatic.

Whether it was breaking big runs as a wishbone quarterback under Barry Switzer or the way he directed the Sooners to back-to-back Orange Bowl victories in 1980-81, Watts always had star power.

After he left football he has carved an enviable career as a politician. He's accustomed to tackling challenge issues. One of the most interesting was his work as a lobbyist on Capitol Hill trying to curry favor among congressmen and senators for the Bowl Championship Series.

Many thought it was only a matter of time before Watts returned to the political arena.

But that idea will have to wait after he announced Friday he won't be running for governor of Oklahoma in this year's election to replace outgoing Gov. Brad Henry.

As such, I would imagine that Watts has more time to keep up with his old team. And I can't think of a better way to do that than by reading these daily links.

Here are a few I hope will enlighten him if he gets the chance to read them today.