Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Lunch links: Strong words for rivals
By ESPN.com staff
You named your baby Hurricane?
- Missouri tight end Andrew Jones is already fired up for Kansas week, writes Dave Matter of the Columbia Tribune. "I definitely wouldn’t feel sorry for them if they go 0-12 every year for the rest of their existence." Andrew Wagaman from the Columbia Missourian has more on the rivalry.
- Where's the bad blood in the Lone Star Showdown, though? Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman can't find it.
- Why didn't Brandon Weeden make the list of finalists for the Davey O'Brien Award? Colleague Ivan Maisel has a theory.
- West Virginia is planning on coming to the Big 12 in 2012, and just in time, says AD Oliver Luck. "We got out when the ship was seriously going down. I mean, only the tip of the sail was showing."
- Art Briles is a hot commodity at Baylor, and don't be surprised to see other schools come after him after the season. They'd be crazy not to, writes Mac Engel of the Fort Worth Star Telegram.
- Forget his future, this week is all about Mizzou for Kansas coach Turner Gill, writes Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal-World.
- So KU doesn't want to play Mizzou any more? So be it, says Mizzou. One player says he thinks KU is just jealous, reports Mike DeArmond of the Kansas City Star.
- Texas Tech says A&M AD Bill Byrne's claim that Tech was threatened by ESPN is "unequivocally not true."
- What's it like to be the man responsible for the flyover at the Texas Tech-Oklahoma State game? Go along for the ride. Literally. (Sort of.)
- Funny promotion here from Baylor, encouraging fans to add "III" to their name on Facebook to promote RG3 for Heisman.
- Iowa State players and coaches have heard from a lot of folks in Oklahoma and even Alabama after beating Oklahoma State last week, writes Andrew Logue of the Des Moines Register.
- Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III took some time to go on the Scott Van Pelt show on Monday.
- Travis Haney of The Oklahoman has 10 reasons Oklahoma lost to Baylor.
- If you hadn't heard, Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein hasn't practiced for two weeks. "It's been all mental reps," he says.