Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Lunch links: Trash-talking Washington
By ESPN.com staff
It's like they say, sometimes God closes a door, but sometimes he closes it so hard, you can't get your wife out.
- Kevin Haskin of the Topeka Capital-Journal shares his humorous travel troubles while trying to get from Kansas City to New York for the New Era Pinstripe Bowl.
- Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says Blaine Gabbert's performance in the Insight Bowl was tantalizing from an NFL scout's perspective.
- It's time for Oklahoma and the Big 12 to embrace the Fiesta Bowl like the Big Ten and Pac-10 do the Rose Bowl, writes Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman.
- Nebraska receiver Niles Paul says Washington liked to talk trash the entire game in September, and he's expecting the same this time around.
- Don't count on Wisconsin offensive coordinator Paul Chryst heading to Texas. At least not yet, according to his comments at the Rose Bowl earlier this week.
- Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville says a domestic violence incident at the home of James Willis had no effect on his subsequent exit from the program, reports Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
- Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III says Baylor has a chance to make a statement on a national stage in the Texas Bowl against Illinois.
- From field conditions to getting around the city, Kansas State is dealing with plenty on a snowy trip to New York City, reports ESPNNewYork.com.
- Tully Corcoran of the Topeka Capital-Journal reviews Lew Perkins' exit as Kansas' athletic director, the paper's No. 2 story of the year.
- Oklahoma State cornerback Andrew McGee came back from a broken neck, but he's still one of the most overlooked All-Big 12 honorees, writes Brandon Chatmon of The Oklahoman.
- The TicketCity Bowl used bikers and military members to boost ticket sales for the inaugural Jan. 1 game at the Cotton Bowl, reports Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.