Friday, August 19, 2011
Lunch links: What about an Aggie Network?
By ESPN.com staff
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- The Longhorn Network plans to air high school highlights on the network, even though the NCAA has made airing games illegal. The Aggies? Well, they are not happy.
- Want more money and stability, Aggies? Man up and start your own network like Texas did, writes Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman. Lots of good points here, but I think a good portion of A&M fans believe the Longhorn Network will fail. I also believe that portion is incorrect.
- Texas Tech president Guy Bailey is calling for written, enforceable contracts that secure the future of the Big 12, writes Jimmy Burch of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
- A Friday night scrimmage may create some separation for the Texas quarterbacks, writes Randy Riggs of the Austin American-Statesman.
- The Longhorn Network is hinting that it's close to getting deals with cable providers, however.
- John Helsey of The Oklahoman looks into the creation of the league's top offensive line at Oklahoma State.
- Former blue-chip running back prospect Chris Whaley is up to 280 pounds and now working at defensive tackle.
- Oklahoma defensive end Ronnell Lewis is not practicing, and his eligibility may be in question.
- Mighty Mouse is hoping for a big finish at Kansas.
- Jenni Carlson of The Oklahoman introduces you to the man on the spot for Oklahoma: linebacker Corey Nelson. Oklahoma safety Tony Jefferson compares him to Von Miller.
- Kendial Lawrence is pulling away in the running back derby at Missouri.
- Vinnie Duber of the Columbia Missourian gives a look at the intense eating habits of Missouri linebacker Tony Randolph.
- Paul Myerberg at Pre-Snap Read previews Oklahoma State.
- A possible move by Texas A&M doesn't affect TCU at all, writes Gil LeBreton of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
- The preseason optimism is natural, but don't get too excited about Kansas in 2011, writes Tom Keegan of the Lawrence Journal-World.