Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Lunch links: SEC East ready for Mizzou?
By ESPN.com staff
You might be the luckiest man in the world ... and not even know it.
- The age-old debate — Can TCU compete in the Big 12 — is over. Time to quit debating, and start playing, writes Randy Galloway of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
- Missouri's ready for the SEC, but is the SEC East ready for Missouri? Paul Myerberg of Pre-Snap Read says this is not your father's Mizzou.
- Travis Haney and Jenni Carlson of The Oklahoman have dueling looks at the decision facing Brent Venables. Here's what he must weigh. And ultimately, it's about money and prestige vs. comfort.
- The change at OU means one thing, too: Bob Stoops can no longer say he's never fired an assistant.
- Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman looks back at the preseason predictions he made and, well, it's not pretty.
- Kansas quarterback Brock Berglund was dismissed on Monday for missing a mandatory team meeting he told officials he wouldn't be able to attend, reports Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal-World.
- Texas A&M and Missouri aren't locked in as permanent cross-division rivals in the SEC. Arkansas is "on the table" reports Vahe Gregorian of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
- K-State fans were ready to run defensive coordinator Chris Cosh out of town this time last year. Now, he's the main target to replace Mark Snyder, who left for Texas A&M, at USF. Greg Auman of the St. Petersburg Times has the story.
- Kansas added three junior college transfers to its recruiting class in the past few days.
- Don't look now, but an ex-Texas quarterback is the favorite to win the job at Colorado in 2012, writes Kyle Ringo of the Boulder Daily Camera.
- Texas has confirmed the six players who'll be joining the team this spring.
- Tom Keegan of the Lawrence Journal-World has more on the reuniting of Charlie Weis and Dayne Crist at Kansas.
- Iowa State takes you on a virtual tour of its new facility building.