Thursday, September 6, 2012
Lunch links: RichRod comes full circle
By David Ubben
Except Hurricanes are real, muchacho.
- John Helsley of The Oklahoman tells the winding story of how former West Virginia coach Rich Rodriguez ended up crossing paths with Oklahoma State this weekend.
- Big 12 offenses lit up scoreboards in Week 1. How concerned should Texas defensive coordinator Manny Diaz be? Cedric Golden of the Austin American-Statesman asked him about the prospects this season.
- Defensive coordinator Phil Bennett tweaked Baylor's defense to get more speed on the field. It's working, writes John Werner of the Waco Tribune-Herald.
- For some time, nobody seemed to know who Brannon Green was. That changed with his first career touchdown catch last week, writes Jason Kersey of The Oklahoman.
- The Palm Beach Post tracks Arthur Brown's progress from recruiting bust at Miami to breakout player at Kansas State. A year after a classic in the rain, Kansas State and Miami are ready for an encore, writes Corbin McGuire of the Topeka Capital-Journal.
- Does Oklahoma State have a secret weapon against Arizona for Saturday's game?
- Baylor AD Ian McCaw answers a few questions about his athletic department at Baylor.
- Is Miami's secondary shaky? Collin Klein might be able to take advantage, writes Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle.
- West Virginia's defense needs to work on its ability to be patient, writes Mike Casazza of the Charleston Daily Mail.
- Sooners defensive tackle Casey Walker will rejoin the team next Monday.
- Kansas linebacker Ben Heeney plays with a relentless motor, but Kansas' staff is trying to get him to slow down, writes Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star. Is Bradley McDougald the best player on Kansas' team? Charlie Weis thinks he could be.
- The Big 12 reinforced its identity as an offensive juggernaut in Week 1, writes Tully Corcoran of Fox Sports. Don't jump to conclusions yet about the league, though.