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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Lunch links: Bad Bedlam blood gets boiling
By David Ubben
I gotta give you credit. Your mission statement made sense and you didn't use one R. Kelly lyric.
Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Todd Monken is
getting the talk flowing on Bedlam week
. "...we live in the Sooner state, and that alone pisses you off..."
Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman
laments the loss of the Texas-Texas A&M rivalry
and the inadequacy of whatever Texas replaces it with.
Oklahoma defensive lineman David King
remembers trying to get off the field at Boone Pickens Stadium while fans stormed it
last year. It wasn't a fond memory.
Alex Okafor says he feels sorry for Texas A&M
not being able to play on Thanksgiving this year, writes Mike Finger of the San Antonio Express-News.
If Texas Tech doesn't beat Baylor, it
risks having a promising season turn into another bust
, writes Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. The Red Raiders'
inability to run the ball is catching up to them
Iowa State is still leaving a
lot of doubt about who its starting quarterback against West Virginia
will be. Shouldn't be any discussion here, if you ask me. Sam.
Here's more on Richardson.
How much better is Oklahoma's defense
this year under Mike Stoops? The numbers may surprise you. Berry Tramel checks up on it.
Athlon looks at
10 rivalries that met their end
because of conference realignment.
Oklahoma State's Brandon Webb came from a house of Sooners,
but it's an odd divide in his household on Bedlam week.
Texas' defensive line is
coming alive and being a force in the backfield
, writes Randy Riggs of the Austin American-Statesman.
Jenni Carlson of The Oklahoman looks at the
sudden absence of discipline issues for the Sooners
John Werner of the Waco Tribune-Herald looks at
Baylor's now burgeoning bowl hopes
talks about a rather animated conversation he had
with his brother on the sidelines against West Virginia.
Joshua Kinder of the Manhattan Mercury writes about
what's still on the table for K-State, despite the Baylor loss
Charlie Weis is a fan of
having his bye week over the holiday before the finale
against West Virginia, writes Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal-World.
short week pay off for West Virginia
? Dave Hickman of the Charleston Gazette looks at the issue.