Thursday, November 1, 2012
Lunch links: Sooners lineman is cancer free
By David Ubben
Candy-induced comas today, anyone?
- The best news of the day: Oklahoma lineman Austin Woods' cancer is officially in remission.
- Oklahoma and Notre Dame might meet again ... in the Fiesta Bowl. Jason Kersey of The Oklahoman looks at what has to happen for a rematch.
- TCU clearly wasn't ready to handle playing BCS-level teams every week, writes Mac Engel of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
- Kansas State players are gunning for Oklahoma State after last year's heartbreaker, writes colleague Ivan Maisel. "This is a game we really want," fullback Braden Wilson said. He also checks in on the "Colorado Curse" and if Oregon will fall victim.
- Jim Vertuno of the Associated Press writes about Texas' legendary coach Darrell Royal's fight with Alzheimer's, and the family around him fighting with him.
- Mike Casazza of the Charleston Daily Mail looks at WVU's struggles over the past month, going nearly a month without a lead. Part of that is the Mountaineers' youth in the secondary.
- The Des Moines Register has video of linebacker Jake Knott's emotional farewell news conference on Wednesday.
- What's ahead for Texas' and Mack Brown's future? It's difficult to tell, writes Cedric Golden of the Austin American-Statesman.
- Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal-World looks at the changes DC Dave Campo made to improve the KU defense.
- West Virginia QB Geno Smith is trying to ease the pain of a rough pair of losses. Bob Hertzel of the Times West Virginian explains how he's trying to move on.
- Is Oklahoma State prepping for a repeat of one of its greatest upsets this weekend? Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman notes the similarities. Former Pokes back Herschel Sims was Lamar's leading rusher after transferring, but he's leaving for a new school again. Odd story there.
- Kellis Robinett of the Kansas City Star introduces you to Kansas State's opponent that never showed up on its schedule.
- Art Briles is known as a gambler, but more often than not, his risks pay off, writes Will Parchman of the Waco Tribune-Herald.
- Alex Okafor and Kenny Vaccaro are becoming bigger leaders for the Texas defense, writes Mark Rosner of the Austin American-Statesman.
- KU kicker Nick Prolago got one moment this season. He took advantage with a memorable kick, writes Tom Keegan of the Lawrence Journal-World.
- The Heisman Trophy will be on display at Baylor's homecoming festivities this weekend.
- TCU got good news on its injury report this week. QB Trevone Boykin and DE Stansly Maponga should start.
- In the middle of losses and injuries, Josh Stewart has emerged as Oklahoma State's go-to receiver, writes Gina Mizell of The Oklahoman.