Monday, August 20, 2012
Lunch links: Bill Snyder rewriting history?
By David Ubben
The weekend rain was fun. Back to living in the microwave that is Dallas, Texas.
- West Virginia's starting running back could still sit out and redshirt 2012 after a suffering a knee injury late last season. Dave Hickman of the Charleston Gazette writes about WVU's options at the spot.
- Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram breaks down each position for the Horned Frogs. The race is over for backup QB, though.
- This season is an opportunity for Kansas State to rewrite the ugly ending of Bill Snyder's first tenure in Manhattan, writes Austin Meek of the Topeka Capital-Journal.
- Mitch Vingle of the Charleston Gazette breaks down WVU's schedule, game-by-game. Will there be a letdown game? I'm telling you guys, look out for Iowa State. Paul Rhoads knows a thing or two about breaking Mountaineer hearts.
- Is Texas due for another youth movement in 2012? Randy Riggs of the Austin American-Statesman talks to a few Longhorns who think so. One of the elder statesmen on the team wants to erase a forgettable 2011 season.
- Charlie Weis nearly died, but because of his struggle, so many others got a chance to live. Learn about the Weis' family's charity.
- Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal explains which position battles are left in camp for Texas Tech. The Red Raiders dismissed their third-leading tackler from last season, but he hadn't been on the two-deep.
- The former K-State player that had gone missing was found over the weekend, but details are scarce.
- Texas receiver DeSean Hales won't play football this year, but will still have a role on the team.
- Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Bill Young basically saved Cooper Bassett's career as a Cowboy. Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman explains how he did it.
- Justin Tuggle moved from quarterback to linebacker and now has pushed his way to a possible starting spot, writes Kellis Robinett of the Kansas City Star.
- So, is Oklahoma's defense being simplified or not? Berry Tramel trudges into the murky waters to sort it out.
- Is the AP poll still relevant?
- Kansas coach Charlie Weis dropped a pretty funny quote at a KU event on Friday night. Yes, the Jayhawks are the near-unanimous pick to finish last, but Weis makes them interesting, writes Tom Keegan of the Lawrence Journal-World.
- Very cool video feature here from OSU on a day in the life of a football player at fall camp.
- Andrew Logue of the Des Moines Register tracks Iowa State's search for a better defensive line. Jake Knott and A.J. Klein’s roles as linebackers could be the trailer for an action film.
- Mike Huguenin of Yahoo! Sports previews the Big 12.
- OSU quarterback Clint Chelf didn't win the spring competition, but he'll be ready if his name is called this season, writes John Helsley of The Oklahoman.