Thursday, November 3, 2011
Lunch links: Texas resourceful, or a bully?
By ESPN.com staff
Gabby's mom's a hoarder. That essay practically writes itself.
- Call Texas a bully, but AD DeLoss Dodds says the Longhorns did what any other school would have done in its situation, writes Harry Plumer of the Columbia Missourian.
- Austin Meek of the Topeka Capital-Journal tells the story of K-State CB Nigel Malone's difficult background.
- Three plays could have changed Texas A&M's season. Brent Zwerneman of the San Antonio Express-News looks back at them.
- Don't be too worried, Oklahoma fans. The BCS has always been kind to the Sooners, writes Jimmy Burch of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
- Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch lays out the difficult challenges ahead of Missouri in the SEC.
- Baylor and Missouri have given plenty of evidence of the Big 12's unpredictability, writes Vinnie Duber of the Columbia Missourian.
- The experts agree: Win out, and OSU will play for the national title, writes Gina Mizell of The Oklahoman.
- Tom Kensley of the Denver Post checks in with a man who might have gotten his shot this year: Colorado transfer and former UT quarterback Connor Wood, who transferred this offseason.
- A Kansas player began tweeting and was suspended for a violation of team rules, but the team says he was not suspended for tweeting. Kansas coaches identified 211 blitzes in watching Texas game tape. For Iowa State, they identified 36.
- West Virginia's entrance to the Big 12 is not contingent upon joining the league in 2012.
- Kansas State's classic uniforms will meet the ingenuity at Oklahoma State this weekend, writes Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle.
- Iowa State quarterback Jared Barnett is a freshman, but doesn't react like one, writes Andrew Logue of the Des Moines Register.
- Here's the episode of the KU reality show, "The Gridiron," from the Texas week.
- A Texas receiver announced his transfer on Wednesday.
- Missouri running back Henry Josey doesn't fit any ready-made mold, writes Mike DeArmond of the Kansas City Star.