Friday, January 6, 2012
Lunch links: Best Kansas State team ever?
By David Ubben
Honey, don't you think it's weird that one of your friends is an 80-year-old man?
- Bob Stoops should be ecstatic that Landry Jones is coming back, writes Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman, who informs us that eight Big 12 championships have been won by quaretbacks that at one point finished in the top three of the Heisman voting. Two Big 12 titles have been won by first-year starters.
- Texas' football progam is worth $805 million, reports Darren Everson of the Wall Street Journal. How much is that? It's $175 million more than any other college program and the Jacksonville Jaguars just sold for $45 million less.
- Is 2011 the best K-State team ever? There's a case that could be made, writes Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle. The Wildcats fans may think so. They showed up 15,000 strong at Thursday night's pep rally.
- K-State officials unveiled their plans for a stadium upgrade there, too. Here's the video explaining more.
- Gary Pinkel made it official on Thursday: Alex Grinch is his new safeties coach.
- This right here? This is what happens when you find out that enormous anthropomorphic orange you clotheslined earlier in the night was a female.
- What's life like as an ageless wonder trying to coach? Or, perhaps more accurately, win? Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City talked to a few in reference to Bill Snyder.
- Texas A&M linebakcers coach Dat Nguyen says there's "no chance" he'll be joining Kevin Sumlin's staff, reports Brent Zwerneman of the San Antonio Express-News.
- Players have faith in Charlie Weis, and you need not look further than the ones he just got to sign up, writes Tom Keegan of the Lawrence Journal-World.
- K-State cornerback Nigel Malone is a testament to determination.
- Josh Kinder of the Manhattan Mercury says you should get to know "that other guy" in K-State's backfield.
- Bowl attendance is down, and colleague Kristi Dosh shares a few reasons why that may be.
- The BCS is likely to change, and the Cotton Bowl may benefit.
- Oklahoma co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell confirmed to Guerin Emig of the Tulsa World that he's not going anywhere.
- Barry J. Sanders, an Oklahoma City running back, will pick between Stanford and Oklahoma State, and denied reports that he'd already chosen the Cardinal, reports colleague Robert Przybylo.