Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Lunch links: Gary Patterson talks new jobs
By ESPN.com staff
- Gary Patterson walked with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Gil LeBreton about his future at TCU and his approach to new jobs. "When someone calls, you should always listen, because it's the right thing to do," Patterson said. "But I've been at TCU for 15 years now, and I've always let that fact speak for itself."
- Texas cornerback Quandre Diggs says the media is being too hard on Texas, writes Mark Rosner of the Austin American-Statesman.
- College football isn't realigning. It's consolidating, writes colleague Ivan Maisel.
- Bill Snyder remains consistent. He wants the Big 12 to expand, return to divisions and bring back the championship game.
- Is Oklahoma State cursed by wearing the same uniforms twice? (Eventually, this could become a very serious problem.)
- TCU might do some quirky things to try and figure out a way to win at home, writes Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He also checks in on TCU's strengths: defense and finishing strong.
- Oklahoma players have turned into Texas fans this week.
- Mike Finger of the San Antonio Express-News has more on Texas' confusing quarterback dilemma.
- Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman writes about a brand-new quirk in the Big 12's new TV deal that's hurting local ratings, but barely makes a blip nationally.
- Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal-World looks at KU's task in trying to slow down speedster Tavon Austin.
- John Helsley of The Oklahoman writes about Lache Seastrunk's rise at Baylor and what it means for Oklahoma State's defense.
- Kansas State linebacker Arthur Brown talks with Tony Adame of the Wichita Eagle about lessons learned in a painful loss to Baylor.
- The motivations for Saturday's game against Kansas are a whole lot different than WVU is used to, writes Dave Hickman of the Charleston Gazette.
- Texas is back on the recruiting trail and hunting junior college prospects.
- Bob Stoops is excited for his brother, Mark, the brand-new coach at Kentucky.
- Can Charlie Weis shake off a rough first season and still make waves on the recruiting trail? Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star looks at the difficult task ahead.