Friday, September 14, 2012
Lunch links: A two-loss Big 12 champion?
You think this is a great party? This cake has vegetables in it.
- Will the Big 12 champion have two losses? It's definitely possible, writes Kevin Haskin of the Topeka Capital-Journal. (My head says it will. My gut says it won't.)
- Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman tells the story of an 82-year-old lady who literally crawled through barbed wire to see Oklahoma State's game last week. AH-MAY-ZING.
- TCU's got no reason to fear what it will find in the Big 12, writes Gil LeBreton of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The opener will bring Gary Patterson back to his roots, though.
- There might not be a big crowd for West Virginia's game this weekend, but the Mountaineers are getting paid big, writes Mike Casazza of the Charleston Daily Mail.
- The six-bar facemask is catching on at Oklahoma, writes Stephanie Kuzydym of The Oklahoman.
- How high is Iowa State's ceiling? Bobby La Gesse of the Ames Tribune weighs in.
- Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star knows one thing for sure: TCU already knows how to score, and do it quickly.
- Eddie Lackey just needed an opportunity. Baylor gave it to him, and he's taken advantage, writes John Werner of the Waco Tribune-Herald.
- A pair of Kansas players went to a local elementary school to read to a class this week.
- What's up with Oklahoma State receiver Blake Jackson's case of the drops? Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman tries to find out.
- Five-star quarterbacks can be big time hit or misses. Texas knows what that's about, writes Mark Rosner of the Austin American-Statesman.
- Can Kansas play trap game against TCU in its Big 12 opener? Charlie Weis talks about the Jayhawks' chances. Some interesting thoughts from the new head man. Turner Gill: Nice guy, but about .05 percent as interesting as Weis.
- SaDale Foster didn't play running back in junior college, but he's back at his old position with Texas Tech, writes Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
- John Hubert has been the model of consistency for Kansas State, writes Ken Corbitt of the Topeka Capital-Journal.
- Kindly get over yourselves, Louisiana.