Monday, September 5, 2011
Lunch links: Big 12 blame game
By ESPN.com staff
It's always a good time for Weezer or the Strokes.
- Gil LeBreton of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram tries to sort out who is to blame for what in the Big 12's current death spin.
- Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman says Dan Beebe should make the Big 12 an 18-team league, but also says Oklahoma and Oklahoma State's bags are packed for the Pac-12.
- Dan Wolken of The Daily says the Big 12 should get 12 football schools but use the Big East model and go to 18 basketball schools.
- Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star wonders if everyone involved with breaking up the Big 12 has lost their sanity.
- A collection of OU personalities weigh in on the death of one of the program's greats, Lee Roy Selmon, who died on Sunday at 56. Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman eulogizes him.
- Texas Tech has taken a trip to the wild, wild west. Jim West, desperado, rough rider. No, you don't want nada.
- Dennis Dodd of CBSSports.com wonders what Oklahoma's eyes wandering West means for the landscape of the game.
- Iowa State isn't in denial. After squeaking by an FCS opponent, it knows it has a long ways to go, writes Andrew Logue of the Des Moines Register.
- Boone Pickens spent his weekend being awesome and making hilarious analogies re: the Big 12 future and Texas.
- Oklahoma struggled to run the ball quite a bit at times in 2010, but had a lot of success in the opener, writes Mike Baldwin of The Oklahoman.
- Mark Rosner of the Austin American-Statesman checks in on Texas' influx of freshmen.
- Texas A&M shrugged aside all the talk about the SEC, but still needs a lot of improvement to get where it wants to be, writes Jimmy Burch of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
- Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal-World talks with Kansas linebacker Tunde Bakare, who played his first game on Saturday after his 22-year-old older brother was killed in May.