Thursday, December 15, 2011
Lunch links: Missouri's SEC plans are firm
By ESPN.com staff
Believe it or not, bowl season kicks off in two days. Granted, it's 11 more days before the Big 12 begins play.
- Missouri says it's absolutely leaving for the SEC next year, regardless of what happens with the Big 12 and West Virginia. That and more insight into the move by Chancellor Brady Deaton from Vahe Gregorian of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
- Kansas State linebacker Arthur Brown's breakout year was bittersweet without his brother, Bryce Brown, writes Austin Meek of the Topeka Capital-Journal. Recently, Brown said he was "not too sure" what Bryce was up to.
- Texas A&M's search for a defensive coordinator got a bit more complicated after interim coach Tim DeRuyter became the new head coach at Fresno State.
- Here's what life is like when the Heisman moves to its new home in Baylor's office. (RG3 gets his own, too, of course.)
- And the scene at halftime of last night's game when RG3 took to the court with the Heisman. Fans chanted, "One More Year!"
- Texas Tech could be bringing in a longtime assistant for Houston Nutt to coach the offensive line.
- Could he give Baylor the recruiting momentum to land the next RG3?
- The late Kansas coaching legend Don Fambrough might be getting a street named after him, reports Chad Lawhorn of the Lawrence Journal-World.
- Oklahoma is chasing a few of the best receivers in the country for its next recruiting class, writes Ryan Aber of The Oklahoman.
- Missouri assistant Barry Odom is leaving to take the defensive coordinator job at Memphis.
- Jenni Carlson of The Oklahoman offers up the case for every coach to vote in the coaches poll.
- The Fort Worth Star-Telegram hands out some season-long awards and names its All-Big 12 team.
- Charlie Weis has his first commit at KU, and it's a player from his new offensive line coach's school. Weis also did an interesting Q&A with Brian Hamilton of the Chicago Tribune, looking back at his Notre Dame tenure.