Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Lunch links: Big 12 totem-pole shifting
By ESPN.com staff
Meeting in one hour. If you don't make it you're on my donezo list.
- TCU will gradually receive full revenue in the Big 12, reports Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. TCU will earn 50 percent of the normal $17 million payout in the 2012-13 academic year, 67 percent in 2013-14, 84 percent in 2014-15, and 100 percent in 2015-16.
- Matt Hayes of the Sporting News talks some RG3, including the revelation that's he's still planning on coming back for the 2012 season.
- Oklahoma State has scaled the Big 12, and now has the league's No. 3 program, writes Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman.
- Kansas State president Kirk Schulz vents about his frustrations surrounding conference realignment.
- Bob Stoops would like you to know his team next year will also be quite excellent.
- Texas Tech defensive end Scott Smith lost a lot of his career to a suspension, but he's back and making the most of what time he has left, writes David Just of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
- Stoops might hire his brother, recently fired Arizona coach Mike Stoops, back, too.
- The negativity is swirling, but Kansas coach Turner Gill still believes, writes J. Brady McCollough. He's asking his team to do the same. Tom Keegan of the Lawrence Journal-World certainly isn't believing.
- Mizzou's record compares to Gary Pinkel's first team, but this team is much different, writes Mike DeArmond of the Kansas City Star.
- K-State's old-school offense mirrors its old-school coach, writes Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle.