Thursday, February 24, 2011
Lunch links: Horns' new OC shooed LSU
By David Ubben
How are you sitting at a harp and not scoring this moment? Ladies!
- Somewhat shocking news out of Texas Tech: Cornerback Will Ford, a likely starter, left the team suddenly. Tommy Tuberville was short on the reasons for his exit, but it sounds like burnout. I have to wonder, if he gets a couple months away from the game but stays enrolled at Texas Tech, would he try to earn his way back on the team? Seems like it could happen, but that's a complete guess.
- Bryan Harsin chose Texas over LSU, who made a late run at his services after the Longhorns made an offer, writes Alan Trubow of the Austin American-Statesman. The Longhorns begin spring practice today.
- Oklahoma fans can't go around ripping Nick Saban's skirting of recruiting rules. The Sooners' latest violations are worse, writes Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman.
- Andy Staples at SI.com has a bit of Big 12 flavor on his All Two-Star (or fewer) team. OSU quarterback Brandon Weeden headlines the list, along with Missouri TE Michael Egnew and Texas A&M DB Terrence Frederick.
- Colleague Mel Kiper says Aaron Williams at Texas and Aldon Smith of Missouri are two players who could make a big jump at the combine this week.
- KU offensive coordinator Chuck Long is facing forclosure on his home near San Diego, reports Brent Schrotenboer of the San Diego Union-Tribune.
- Missouri's Smith writes about his draft preparation in a diary for the Kansas City Star.
- Texas Tech has hiked up its season ticket prices, reports Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Here's video of AD Gerald Myers discussing the tickets, and playing Baylor at Cowboys Stadium.
- Oklahoma State has officially set its spring game for April 16.