Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Lunch links: Catching up with Mike Leach
By ESPN.com staff
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- Kansas State, Iowa State, Baylor and Oklahoma State are among the Big 12's biggest oversigners when it comes to recruiting. SI.com has the full list of each team's five-year signing history. Auburn is No. 3 nationally though, Cyclones fans.
- The coaching carousel has stopped, and Mike Leach is still watching from outside the gate. The Sporting News checks in with the former Texas Tech coach.
- One of Missouri's top recruits, JUCO defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, doesn't look likely to enroll at Missouri early, writes Vahe Gregorian of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
- Oklahoma native Bill Hancock, the executive director of the BCS, has risen above the anti-BCS rancor, writes Dave Sittler of the Tulsa World.
- Colorado's only Heisman winner, Rashaan Salaam, plans to make his first return to an official CU event when he speaks at a luncheon the day after signing day, reports Tom Kensler of the Denver Post.
- CBSSports.com's Dennis Dodd took some time with Leach, too, who says even though that's the case, he's at peace with his new place for now.
- It may be the offseason, but Nebraska coach Bo Pelini has plenty on his plate, writes Steve Sipple of the Lincoln Journal Star.
- Iowa State added a second early enrollee from its 2011 class, receiver Aaron Horne. Horne was junior college teammates with Steele Jantz, the Cyclones' other early enrollee.
- Former Oklahoma star Tommie Harris was almost undone by agents who kept hounding him.
- Colorado's new strength coach, Malcolm Blacken, is shaking things up a bit, writes Kyle Ringo of the Boulder Daily Camera.
- Kansas' newest commitment is keeping his options open.
- Nebraska's Niles Paul had a great opening day at the Senior Bowl, but a few other Huskers struggled, reports Rich Kaipust of the Omaha World-Herald.
- Turner Gill said he wanted more speed. It looks like he's getting it with his latest commit, linebacker Tunde Bakare, a potential all-name teamer.
- Charles Davis at the NFL Network gave an assessment of OU's DeMarco Murray, Jeremy Beal and Quinton Carter after Day 1 of the Senior Bowl to Jake Trotter of The Oklahoman.