Monday, December 19, 2011
Lunch links: Texas' real issues in its bowl
By David Ubben
There really is not a better draw in the NFL this year than one Timothy Tebow.
- Winning isn't the biggest concern in the Holiday Bowl for Texas. It's using bowl practices to answer some of the team's biggest questions, writes Cedric Golden of the Austin American-Statesman. (FWIW, my answers to the three big questions posed: No, Yes, Yes.)
- Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman highlights a forgotten man in Oklahoma State's rise.
- With Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III attracting big attention, the Alamo Bowl could be headed for a record crowd.
- Before Brandon Weeden's final game, The Oklahoman's John Helsley looks back on where Weeden came from.
- Arkansas wants to keep its game with Texas A&M at Cowboys Stadium once the Aggies join the SEC.
- RG3's parents are interviewing agents in anticipation that he might declare for the draft, reports Jason Cole of Yahoo.
- Harry Plumer of the Columbia Missourian takes you inside Missouri's preparations for North Carolina. Dave Matter of the Columbia Tribune has a dispatch from Missouri's departing coach, Barry Odom.
- Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle compares the one common opponent between Kansas State and Texas A&M.
- Travis Haney of The Oklahoman grades the Sooners' season.
- Sounds like Missouri coach Gary Pinkel will be hiring a familiar face as his new safeties coach.
- New Kansas offensive line coach Tim Grunhard is a man who knows what he wants in his Offensive line, writes Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal-World.
- MU cornerback E.J. Gaines might be joining Albert Pujols in one respect soon, writes Vahe Gregorian of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
- A longtime Notre Dame follower shares his memory of the Charlie Weis Era. It's not a fond one.
- Looks like an Oklahoma former blue-chip recruit is headed to Texas A&M.