Monday, August 12, 2013
Lunch links: Baylor rich on young WRs
By Jake Trotter
Started Season 1 of Breaking Bad over the weekend. What took me so long?
- Baylor's young receivers offered a glimpse of the future during Saturday's scrimmage, writes John Werner of the Waco Tribune-Herald. Baylor's future looks even brighter at the position after the Bears landed the No. 5 receiver in the country over the weekend.
- To make a bowl game, Iowa State will have to overcome its inexperience, writes Bobby La Gesse of the Ames Tribune. The Des Moines Register's Randy Peterson thinks junior-college transfer Rodney Coe must be mean and nasty on the Cyclones' defensive line. Iowa State is also banking on punter Kirby Van Der Kamp to be a game changer.
- Freshman quarterback Trevor Knight was the star of Oklahoma's weekend scrimmage. The Oklahoman's Jason Kersey writes that Knight developed his intangibles in high school. The Tulsa World's Guerin Emig says that Tyrus Thompson could become the Sooners' next elite offensive tackle.
- TCU coach Gary Patterson is loving the Twitter life, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Stefan Stevenson. Matt Anderson's return has bolstered the Horned Frogs' defensive line.
- West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen says it's still a three-way race at quarterback, reports Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Mountaineers are anxious to decide on other starters, too, writes Dave Hickman of the Charleston Gazette-Mail. West Virginia is also looking for answers at cornerback, according to Mike Casazza of the Charleston Daily Mail.
- Oklahoma State has named a starting place-kicker to replace All-American Quinn Sharp. The Oklahoman's Gina Mizell writes that DT Anthony Rogers could have a breakout season. The Cowboys also landed a pair of big-time commitments over the weekend.
- The Topeka Capital-Journal's Austin Meek profiles Kansas defensive coordinator Dave Campo, who is adapting at age 66. Ben Goodman has found a home at linebacker for the Jayhawks.
- Could the Kansas State offense open up with a new QB? The Manhattan Mercury's Joshua Kinder addresses that question. K-State playmaker Tyler Lockett uses poetry as an outlet, he tells the Kansas City Star's Kellis Robinett.
- The Longhorns have torn down their own Berlin Wall by opening practices to the media, says columnist Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman. Texas coach Mack Brown is exuding confidence, according to the Dallas Morning News' Chuck Carlton. Linebacker Jordan Hicks apologized for his Alamo Bowl suspension.
- Texas Tech linebacker Pete Robertson plays every snap like it's his last, according to Krista Pirtle of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Guard Alfredo Morales continues to work his way back from a shoulder injury.