Monday, January 3, 2011
Lunch links: Cotton Bowl wants in the BCS
By ESPN.com staff
Why are you wearing a tux?
It's after 6. What am I, a farmer?
- The Omaha World-Herald breaks down Nebraska's returning team in 2011. The big conclusion: Plenty of veterans return, but questions are coming with them.
- The Cotton Bowl sees the 2011 game as its breakout party for a hopeful push to join the BCS in the future, writes Chuck Carlton of the Dallas Morning News. He also takes a look back at the big move that revived Texas A&M's program, and it doesn't involve Ryan Tannehill.
- A bowl loss shouldn't dampen a great season for Missouri, writes Mike DeArmond of the Kansas City Star, who names his offensive and defensive MVPs for the year.
- Oklahoma finally admitted how much the talk about BCS troubles bugged it during the week, writes Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman.
- Glaring flaws kept Kansas State from making huge improvements this year, writes Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle.
- Tommy Tuberville says Texas Tech needs more speed on defense to truly compete for and win championships, reports Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
- For all of Oklahoma State's offensive success, defensive coordinator Bill Young's half of the team had plenty to do with it, too, writes Bill Haisten of the Tulsa World.
- Nebraska could have kicking issues next year. The nation's No. 3 kicker decommitted from the Huskers, and kickers Alex Henery and Adi Kunalic are out of eligibility after 2010.
- Credit four Sooners' individual turnarounds for Oklahoma's Fiesta Bowl-winning finish, writes Jake Trotter of The Oklahoman.
- Nebraska set a new school record for penalties and penalty yardage in 2010, breaking the record it set in 2009, writes Brian Christopherson of the Lincoln Journal Star.
- Kansas has found its new athletic director, Sheahon Zenger, from Illinois State.
- Texas Tech's defensive backs coach is headed to Florida to join Will Muschamp's staff.
- Dave Matter of the Columbia Tribune has 10 plays that defined Missouri's season. Take a wild guess at which is No. 1.