Monday, February 7, 2011
Lunch links: No more Mr. Nice Mack
By David Ubben
That ain’t yo' cake, Phillip! That’s Simone’s cake. You eat someone else’s cake again, and I will get you a slice of Terry’s very special pain cake ... And you won’t want seconds of that.
- The days of Nice Mack Brown should be over, writes Jimmy Burch of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Brown admits he contributed to an environment of arrogance and entitlement.
- The NCAA ruled that 77 self-reported, secondary violations by Missouri were inadvertent and isolated, and not a systemic problem, reports Mike DeArmond of the Kansas City Star.
- John Henderson of the Denver Post has an inside look at cornerback Jimmy Smith's eight-week, pre-draft program in California to prepare for the NFL Scouting Combine.
- Former Kansas State receiver Jordy Nelson has gone from small town to the big time, writes Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star from the Super Bowl.
- Legendary Allen Fieldhouse helps Turner Gill recruit at Kansas, writes Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal-World.
- Don't expect Scott Frost to head back to Nebraska, thanks to a Facebook update, among other things, reports Steve Sipple of the Lincoln Journal Star.
- Bill Haisten of the Tulsa World offers five Oklahoma State signees to watch.
- Brandon Chatmon of The Oklahoman takes some time to talk to Matt Green, Oklahoma State's new kicker.
- In his latest journal entry for Sporting News, former Missouri defensive end Aldon Smith says he'd glad to have escaped the Missouri snow out in Arizona.
- Beware, Turner Gill. Oklahoma is developing a reputation for stealing some of the top talent in Kansas the past few years, writes Jake Trotter of The Oklahoman. Trotter also says regardless of the Big 12's future, Oklahoma's new network could provide a sunny future for the program.
- Jenni Carlson of The Oklahoman says TCU is pushing its way into being a player in the annual Oklahoma-Texas recruiting skirmishes.