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Thursday, April 12, 2012
Lunch links: From burglar to NFL draft pick
By ESPN.com staff
Please, please let Mikhail Prokhorov and Mark Cuban
engage in hand-to-hand combat
West Virginia's Bruce Irvin was a high school dropout and a burglar.
Now, he's a future NFL draft pick
. Les Carpenter of Yahoo! Sports explains how he got there.
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops so careful about injury information
? He explains to Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman. Tramel also examines
the possibility for OSU to win a Big 12 title
with a first-year starter at QB.
Jon Gruden says
if you don't like former Cowboy Justin Blackmon
, you don't like football. Here's more of what Gruden had to say,
with lots of comments about Big 12 talents
I spent some time with West Virginia Illustrated
breaking down the Big 12 and where the Mountaineers fit
. I also took to the radio with the West Virginia MetroNews.
Here's the webcast
. Plenty of on- and off-the-field talk here, plus more on my first impressions of Morgantown.
all about simplifying the defense in Norman
, writes The Oklahoman's Mike Baldwin, who also has an
updated depth chart based on spring interviews
Could West Virginia finally see
what happens when Dana Holgorsen gets four or five years
to develop a quarterback? Bob Hertzel of the Times West Virginian wonders.
Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads
offered a brief update on the QB race in Ames
help pick the uniform combos at Oklahoma State
my review of the season in fashion
Bill Haisten of the Tulsa World has
your update on the rising OSU coaching salaries
The transition at KU is difficult, but
the coaching staff's history with one another has made it easier
, writes Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal-World.
Life's going to be
more difficult for WVU cornerback Brodrick Jenkins
in the Big 12. Is he ready?