Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Lunch links: Big Ten stalking OU, Kansas?
By David Ubben
This stuff: Just not that good. What's wrong with regular ketchup?
- Whoa, whoa, whoa ... Oklahoma and Kansas to the Big Ten? Lee Barfknecht of the Omaha World-Herald says the Big Ten has done its "homework" on making it happen. (For the record, I don't buy that there's much interest on the part of either Big 12 party.)
- Meanwhile, vote on the new playoff logo. Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman says the name needs work and has some thoughts on what the Big Ten doing its "homework" might actually mean.
- Kansas linebacker Ben Heeney was frustrated by not playing under the Jayhawks' old coaching staff, and he's taking out his frustrations on Big 12 offenses now, writes Tom Keegan of the Lawrence Journal-World. Really interesting story here.
- Is West Virginia really a conference realignment loser? Mitch Vingle of the Charleston Gazette writes about the issue.
- Texas WR Cayleb Jones' assault charge has been reduced to a misdemeanor, writes Randy Riggs of the Austin American-Statesman.
- Mac Engel of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram says any talk of Casey Pachall not starting at QB for TCU is "laughably stupid."
- Allan Taylor of WV Metro News has some predictions for the Big 12 next season.
- Gina Mizell of The Oklahoman has some good thoughts on Oklahoma State's new post-spring depth chart.
- A former Sooner is in some trouble after a return to Norman, writes Guerin Emig of the Tulsa World.
- TCU receiver Josh Boyce got his degree and made his mark in Fort Worth. Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram writes about him chasing the next step in the NFL.
- Matt Hayes of Sporting News says college football fans got what they wanted, but should be careful what they wish for.
- Ex-Oklahoma receiver Kenny Stills is trying to prove critics wrong, writes Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.
- Oklahoma State DC Glenn Spencer says this year was an ideal season to step into his new role for the Cowboys, writes Jimmie Tramel of the Tulsa World.