Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Big 12 links: Miller a throwback to A&M's 'Wrecking Crew'
By ESPN.com staff
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Lunch links are here from across the Big 12.
- Hybrid Texas A&M linebacker/defensive end Von Miller is evoking memories of great Aggie defensive players from the past, San Antonio Express-News/Houston Chronicle beat writer Brent Zwerneman reports.
- Missouri will be attempting to exceed lessened expectations after losing several key players from the Tigers' back-to-back championship game teams, the Denver Post's John Henderson reports.
- The Lawrence Journal-World's Dugan Arnett introduces us to one-time Michigan commit Quintin Woods, who is expected to boost Kansas' pass rush after transferring from junior college.
- Record-setting quarterback Blake Szymanski provides Baylor with a battle-tested backup behind Robert Griffin, the Waco Tribune-Herald's John Werner reports.
- Oklahoma State quarterback Zac Robinson tells the Oklahoman's John Helsley that he has never learned how to slide while he's scrambling.
- Nebraska guard Derek Meyer is excited about a chance to play football closer to home sitting out last season after transferring from Kansas State.
- Six-foot-7 wide receiver Adrian Reese will be transferring from Texas Tech to Northwestern State in hopes of earning more playing time after being demoted to the Red Raiders' scout team, Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports.
- A number of at-risk Texas players ingested a silicone-coated CorTemp capsule to provide readings that enables trainers to better manage the searing South Texas heat at practice sessions, the Austin American-Statesman's Alan Trubow reports.
- Colorado is intent on improving its run defense after struggling last season, Boulder Daily Camera beat reporter Kyle Ringo reports.
- The Des Moines Register's Randy Peterson breaks down all things Iowa State in an informative chat about the Cyclones.
- The Topeka Capital-Journal's Austin Meek reports that Grant Gregory is closing the gap in his bid to unseat Carson Coffman as Kansas State's starting quarterback.
- The Columbia Tribune's Dave Matter writes about Missouri's recent troubling case of dropped passes -- a malady that Coach Gary Pinkel calls his No. 1 concern of preseason camp.