Friday, April 6, 2012
Lunch links: Texas Tech gets charitable
By ESPN.com staff
You know, they don't tell you this until after you've paid for medical school, but being a doctor is exactly like the game "Operation."
- Very cool from Texas Tech: The Red Raiders are packing up and heading to the metroplex to aid tornado victims.
- Oklahoma's Landry Jones is shedding weight for his wedding, and it's paying off on the field, too, writes Stewart Mandel of SI.com.
- Mickey Furfari of the West Virginia Register-Herald offers an update on Geno Smith's growth as a quarterback.
- Sporting News breaks down the nation's top quarterbacks in the 2013 class. Baylor and Kansas already have commits from two of them. Texas has the third from the Big 12.
- Former Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden is at The Masters this week, but he'll be watching the NFL draft from home.
- TCU's only experienced linebacker needs some help, and coach Gary Patterson isn't very pleased with the team's all-conference lineman.
- Oklahoma State just took a big financial loss, but the plans for the athletic village remain intact, especially the indoor facility, which will open next winter. Bill Haisten of the Tulsa World explains.
- Its new offensive opponents will play much faster, and West Virginia knows it needs more defensive depth to handle the Big 12 transition.
- Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal catches up with the newest Red Raider, Dallas cornerback Will Barrow, who might be the favorite for the MVP of my recruiting All-Name team next winter.
- Former Sooners star Adrian Peterson gave his alma mater a $1 million gift. Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman tells you what it means.
- West Virginia's defense is ahead of where it was this time last year, writes Josh Sickles of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
- Returning punts is no easy task. Here's a look at the reasons why.
- Kansas defensive coordinator Dave Campo says he's treating this spring like a tryout for his defense.