Monday, January 31, 2011
Lunch links: Mack wanted Charlie Weis
By ESPN.com staff
And then I said, ‘Uh, you know what? We need to get these bananas OUTTA HERE.’
- Dennis Dodd of CBSSports.com has more on Nebraska's version of The Decision. Baseball or football for Bubba Starling?
- Mack Brown's first choice as his new offensive coordinator? Charlie Weis, writes Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman.
- Whatever stability the Big 12 has remaining took a big blow with the birth of Texas' new TV network, writes Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman.
- Texas Tech's top talent from the 2011 class leans toward offense, writes Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
- Colorado running back Rodney Stewart is making good on his nickname, "Speedy." It's time for him to take his talents to the track.
- Nebraska added a defensive end for the 17th commitment to its 2011 class.
- Texas linebacker Tariq Allen has left the team and plans to transfer.
- Oklahoma State 2011 commit Josh Stewart had to relocate to Texas after Hurricane Katrina, but the move helped him develop into the player he is today, writes Brandon Chatmon of The Oklahoman. He also writes that current Oklahoma State coach and playing legend Mike Gundy was almost a Sooner.
- Bill Haisten of the Tulsa World profiles another one of the Cowboys' commits, a versatile defensive prospect named James Castleman.
- Look out, Baylor and Notre Dame. Oklahoma is gunning for your team's commits, and they've had success swiping them this late in the game before, writes Jake Trotter of The Oklahoman.
- Former KU offensive lineman Ben Lueken's career ended because of injuries, but he's since joined an even tougher challenge than Division I football: The Marines. John Hoffmann of the Creve Coeur Patch.com site writes.
- Texas A&M is still waiting for its on-field success to translate to the recruiting trail, writes Robert Cessna of the Bryan-College Station Eagle.
- Want an elite defensive lineman? Texas isn't the place to find the player whose dominance can spur a team to a championship. They're in the deep South, writes Andy Staples of SI.com.
- Iowa State linebacker Matt Tau'fo'ou was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated over the weekend, reports Randy Peterson of the Des Moines Register.