Saturday, September 12, 2009
Big 12 brunch links: No plans for immediate CU coaching change
By ESPN.com staff
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
The Big 12's second week started with Colorado's resounding thud at Toledo.
Here are some links to get you ready for Day 2 of the conference's football weekend.
- Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn tells the Denver Post’s Mark Kizla that he’s not considering an immediate coaching change after the Buffaloes’ shocking defeat Friday night at Toledo.
- The Des Moines Register’s Randy Peterson notes that the home team has won the annual Cy-Hawk battle between Iowa and Iowa State each of the last five seasons. Saturday’s Iowa-Iowa State game will be played today at Ames.
- Oklahoma’s sputtering offense needs improvement this week as the Sooners try to pick up the pieces of their season against Idaho State, John Hoover of the Tulsa World reports.
- Despite facing a Wyoming team that produced five interceptions last week, the San Antonio Express-News’ Mike Finger expects Texas’ passing game will remain aggressive.
- Kansas State players are preparing for hot, sticky conditions during their trip tonight to Louisiana-Lafayette, the Topeka Capital-Journal’s Austin Meek reports.
- Kansas freshman running back Toben Opurum’s mohawk, his past career working at a children’s arcade/pizza parlor and his interest in "South Park" all are analyzed by the Lawrence Journal-World’s Jesse Newell.
- The Oklahoman’s Berry Tramel writes that Oklahoma State must immediately put aside last week's big victory over Georgia as they head into what offensive coordinator Gunter Brewer is calling a “trap game” Saturday against Houston.
- The St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Tom Timmerman reports that Missouri coach Gary Pinkel is wary of a letdown Saturday against Bowling Green after the Tigers’ stunning first-game thumping of Illinois.
- The Omaha World-Herald’s Mitch Sherman writes about Nebraska's youth movement. The Cornhuskers played five freshmen and 20 redshirt freshmen in last week’s opener and are poised for more Saturday against Arkansas State.
- The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal’s Don Williams writes about the inspiring career in the college classroom for Texas Tech defensive end Brandon Sharpe.