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Thursday, November 8, 2012
Lunch links: Tributes to Darrell Royal
By David Ubben
The Austin American-Statesman
compiled a collection of reactions from Darrell Royal's death
this week. The Longhorns will
line up in the wishbone for the first play
of Saturday's game against Iowa State.
Colleague Ivan Maisel wrote a
touching tribute to the life of Royal
. He also spends some time talking OU-Nebraska,
more on Royal and the future of the Sugar Bowl
He was a
man who helped turn football into a religion
in Texas, writes Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle.
Even Iowa State defensive coordinator
Wally Burnham goes way back with Royal
Crazy story here from Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle on the
miracle that is Arthur Brown's existence and health.
A frustration is
hanging over the West Virginia program now
, writes Mike Casazza of the Charleston Daily Mail.
Joe Posnanski of Sports On Earth tells his
favorite Bill Snyder story and what a title would mean
Ken Corbitt of the Topeka Capital-Journal
tells you more about Daniel Sams, the man who'll start
if Collin Klein can't play on Saturday.
Clint Chelf could have transferred. He didn't, and Jimmie Tramel of the Tulsa World takes you through the
past few difficult months for Chelf and his family
Could Oklahoma coach
Bud Wilkinson have ended up in the White House
? Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman blogs about the possibility. He also says signing on with the Sugar Bowl is
evidence of the Big 12 acquiescing to the SEC.
Oklahoma State might
be in trouble if it gets down to its third quarterback
Stephanie Kuzydym of The Oklahoman
profiles emerging Oklahoma running back Brennan Clay.
Fast-paced offenses have given the KU defense a whole lot of trouble
, notes Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal-World.
Can TCU follow Kansas State's lead?
Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram explains more.