Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Lunch links: Much to gain at the combine
By David Ubben
I just want to be really clear: Chopsticks is not the measure of a man.
- This is nothing short of amazing. Oklahoma City's new Spike Lee to LeBron James' Reggie Miller is Oklahoma center Gabe Ikard. Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman explains.
- Is going into debt and bleeding with red ink worth joining the Big 12 for West Virginia? Mickey Furfari of the Register-Herald asks.
- How do recruiting rankings translate to on-field results? Sporting News has 10 teams who don't fit the stereotype.
- Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury signed his contract and made it official on Monday, reports colleague Joe Schad.
- Baylor is buying land around its new stadium, but some in the area aren't happy about it.
- Texas legend Ricky Williams says he voted Manti Te'o over Johnny Manziel for the Heisman.
- Oklahoma made its latest assistant coaching hire official on Sunday.
- Bob Stoops has made it clear that Oklahoma's good isn't good enough for him, writes Tim Griffin of the San Antonio Express-News.
- Longhorns receiver Marquise Goodwin has a lot to gain at this week's combine, writes Randy Riggs of the Austin American-Statesman.
- The Sooners lost a couple of young players, and here's more on the cybersquatting lawsuit in Norman.
- Kansas' new players are getting a wake-up call in the weight room, writes Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal-World.
- Here's a look at the top 55 prospects in Texas, according to the Austin American-Statesman.
- Gina Mizell of The Oklahoman writes about the Big 12's possible impact signees in 2013.
- Here's Texas' to-do list for its 2014 recruiting cycle.
- Colleague Todd McShay offers his comprehensive take on West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith. He's throwing at the combine and explained why this week, and the NFL Network will be following him for a later show. John Clayton gives you an idea of what to watch for at the combine this week.
- Oklahoma's new assistant coach, Bill Bedenbaugh, took to the airwaves with a few former Sooners.
- A former Texas Tech player will be on the new season of The Real World, writes Paige Skinner of the Daily Toreador.