Friday, August 10, 2012
Lunch links: Texas' Big 12 title chances
By David Ubben
- David Ash and Case McCoy won't carry Texas to a Big 12 title, but the Longhorns might win it anyway, writes Mike Finger of the San Antonio Express-News.
- Former Miami coach Randy Shannon is settling in at TCU, and he sounds pretty jacked up about it. "It's one of the best places you could be at in America."
- WVU coach Dana Holgorsen is already having to adjust to the rule changes coming to college football, writes Mike Casazza of the Charleston Daily Mail.
- Kansas coach Charlie Weis is putting out a notice to the KU campus that he wants to find a student who can handle kickoff duties, reports Austin Meek of the Topeka Capital-Journal.
- Charlie Moore's emergence at Oklahoma State is a big boost on the field. Off it? It's giving teammates some humorous headaches, writes Gina Mizell of The Oklahoman.
- Alex Okafor and Kenny Vaccaro are trying to move past an embarrassing summer incident, writes Cedric Golden of the Austin American-Statesman.
- Iowa State had an NFL draft pick on its offensive line last season, but he wasn't even the best lineman on the team. Bobby La Gesse of the Ames Tribune introduces you to the man who was.
- Oklahoma receiver Kenny Stills wasn't the only Big 12 player to put on a dress this offseason. Heads up, folks.
- Kansas State safety Ty Zimmerman is a leader, and he welcomes his new role, writes Brady Bauman of the Manhattan Mercury.
- Learn more about Baylor's roster on defense.
- Stephanie Kuzydym of The Oklahoman has five breakout stars from fall camp in Norman.
- Tommy Tuberville is getting creative with his small, speedy receivers that are reminiscent of what we've seen at Florida recently. Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal explains. He also catches up with Bradley Marquez, who's in camp after spending the summer playing baseball in the Mets organization.
- Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram checks in with HornsNation's Carter Strickland to preview the Texas-TCU Thanksgiving tilt.
- Stewart Mandel of SI.com profiles the headliner in the backfield at OSU, Joseph Randle.
- Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman has more on what constitutes success for a spread QB. Oklahoma State fans, you'll want to check this out.
- Charlie Weis' son is proving to be a valuable member of the coaching staff at Kansas, even though he's young.
- How is West Virginia's offense changing? John Harris of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review explains.
- Kansas announced a home and home with Rutgers. They'll play at Rutgers in 2015 and in Lawrence in 2018.