Thursday, January 3, 2013
Lunch links: Get ready for the Fiesta
By David Ubben
This one's for all the Tostitos.
- Could the Cotton Bowl host the first national title game of the college football playoff? They seem to feel confident about the prospect, writes Jimmy Burch of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
- Look for K-State to emulate Stanford's defense in hopes of slowing down Oregon, writes Adam Jude of The Oregonian.
- The truth is simple for West Virginia this year: The Mountaineers were critically weak, writes Mike Casazza of the Charleston Daily Mail. How will West Virginia adjust to Year 2 in the Big 12? AD Oliver Luck talks with Mitch Vingle of the Charleston Gazette about the necessary adjustments.
- After sitting out last year's bowl game, Tyler Lockett is fired up about getting back on the field on a big stage, writes Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle. He also tells you about how one linebacker brings a big asset to K-State's defense and the accomplishments of a strong senior class.
- Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star breaks down the intangible elements of tonight's game between K-State and Oregon.
- Can Texas get back to the good ol' days under Mack Brown? Mike Finger of the San Antonio Express-News says it's possible and explains how it could happen.
- Very cool stuff here from the Sooners.
- An Iowa State fan died after the Cyclones' Liberty Bowl loss this week.
- K-State stuffed an impressive 25,000 fans into a pep rally on Wednesday before the Fiesta Bowl.
- Bob Stoops rather hilariously talks about his one line in a recent AT&T commercial.
- To fully appreciate K-State's rise, it takes a history lesson, writes Bob Lutz of the Wichita Eagle.
- A KU offensive lineman is giving up football and going back to just being a student.
- Baylor's Ahmad Dixon says he's coming back for his senior season at Baylor. Big plus for the Bears.
- Mike Gundy talked Heart of Dallas Bowl domination, possibly leaving Oklahoma State and more in a radio interview. The Heart of Dallas Bowl is a lot more than just a football game, though.
- Oklahoma linebacker Tom Wort has faced Johnny Manziel before, writes Jason Kersey of The Oklahoman.