Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Lunch links: How much talent at A&M?
By David Ubben
I heard a rumor that A&M is scheduled to play an SEC West team in Dallas next season and for the next seven seasons. Contract signed. Big 12 notified ... in 2008! (Dramatic music)
- Mike Baldwin of The Oklahoman has a little more analysis on what the Travis Lewis loss means for Oklahoma. If you missed on the blog yesterday, here are both of my takes.
- Colleague Pat Forde has a look at quarterback battles, including the one at Texas. The key component: open communication.
- Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle has a notebook from Day 1 of fall camp in College Station, including a report that Texas A&M and other Big 12 administrators are "tired of Texas."
- I went on for a lengthy podcast with the guys at The Solid Verbal, where we went over my thoughts on about every team in the Big 12, and plenty more.
- Oklahoma offensive tackle Jarvis Jones is expected to return before the Red River Rivalry.
- Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill knows its an "extreme luxury" to have the kind of talent around him that he does, writes Jimmy Burch of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
- Andrew Wagaman of the Columbia Missourian looks into the decision of Missouri's quarterback mentor.
- Colleague Brian Bennett has a report from the NCAA's presidential retreat. It's more interesting than it sounds.
- Texas offensive lineman David Snow has figured out this fall that it's a lot easier to practice when you don't have mono.
- Life is a little easier for Texas Tech's out of state linemen, thanks to their living arrangements, writes Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
- Oklahoma State has 48 uniform combinations, but who decides who wears what combo and when? Well, that's a complicated question, writes John Rohde of The Oklahoman.
- Baylor has put three walk-ons on scholarship, including Bryan Swindoll, whose photo I can guarantee will be the best thing you see today.
- Texas safety Christian Scott's arrest stemmed from a physical altercation with a female repossessor, reports Mark Rosner of the Austin American-Statesman.
- Texas' offensive line is trying to silence the critics, writes Randy Riggs of the Austin American-Stateman.
- The goal for Kansas is simple, at least in the short term: more speed, writes J. Brady McCollough of the Kansas City Star.
- Oklahoma two-time national champion quarterback Jimmy Harris has died. He was 76.
- What will Missouri do behind James Franklin at quarterback? They're trying to figure it out, writes Vahe Gregorian of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
- Another position change is in order for Kansas' running back turned defensive end turned outside linebacker, Toben Opurum.