Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Big 12 lunch links: Sooners' young line developing quickly
By David Ubben
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
The new blog tool is going smoothly and we've got a bunch of links from across the conference.
The demise of Oklahoma's offensive line might have been greatly exaggerated, according to Norman Transcript beat writer John Shinn.
Missouri's increasing use of the ground game is examined by the Columbia Tribune's Dave Matter.
The Associated Press' Jim Vertuno writes that former Texas backup quarterback John Chiles finally is fulfilling his offensive promise at wide receiver.
The Oklahoman's David Ubben looks at how Heisman Trophy winners fared statistically in the following season.
New Era Scouting ranks Sam Bradford and Colt McCoy 1-2 among the nation's top quarterbacks with Robert Griffin listed as fifth and Zac Robinson as sixth.
Sean Weatherspoon's emergence from a lightly-regarded recruit to a preseason All-American for Missouri is detailed by the Kansas City Star's Mike DeArmond.
Nebraska running back Marcus Mendoza, the only back behind Roy Helu Jr. with previous college playing experience, is excited about returning to the position from wide receiver, the Lincoln Journal-Star reports.
Dallas Morning News columnist Kevin Sherrington writes about Texas A&M's quarterback depth with Jerrod Johnson and Ryan Tannehill.
Colorado wide receiver Kendrick Celestine is among several players who are getting a second chance at resuming their college football careers, Aaron Calhoun of CollegeFootballNews.com reports.
Chad Reuter of CBSSports.com lists the Big 12's top 10 draft prospects -- topped by Nebraska's Ndamukong Suh and Oklahoma's Jermaine Gresham.
Texas redshirt freshman Ahmard Howard is pushing Greg Smith for playing time at tight end, Alan Trubow of the Austin American-Statesman reports.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Vahe Gregorian analyzes why the South Division has dominated the North in the Big 12's recent history.