Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Lunch links: OSU loses starting tackle
By Brandon Chatmon
Plenty of news and notes as game week officially kicked off on Monday.
- OSU likely lost its starting left tackle for the season reports The Oklahoman's Gina Mizell. It's a rough blow for the Cowboys, who will have to reshuffle their offensive line. Mizell also provides a solid breakdown of which Cowboy freshmen could make an impact this season.
- The Tulsa World's Kelly Hines talked with several national writers about the potential impact of Oklahoma State vs Mississippi State in the Big 12 vs SEC debate.
- It's time for Iowa State football to take the next step forward, writes Randy Peterson of the Des Moines Register.
- There are several interesting changes on Iowa State's depth chart, reports Bobby La Gesse of the Ames Tribune.
- Jake Waters won the starting quarterback job at Kansas State with his consistency and effort, reports Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle.
- Kansas is the only Big 12 team that doesn't kick off this weekend. And Charlie Weis thinks it's a good thing for this year's team, writes Matt Tait of KUSports.com.
- Wofford will bring an old-school offensive attack against Baylor, writes the Waco Tribune's John Werner.
- One glimpse at West Virginia's depth chart reveals how deep the Mountaineers are at running back, says the Charleston Gazette's Dave Hickman.
- When Texas Tech visits SMU on Friday, there will be plenty of offensive minds on the field, writes Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
- Texas' defense hopes to rebound after the worst year, statistically, in school history, writes Jimmy Burch of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
- "We want to keep developing Blake [Bell]," says Bob Stoops who expects to keep using Bell in short yardage situations this season. The Tulsa World's Guerin Emig has the report.
- Oklahoma is hoping to surprise people and insert itself into the BCS title hunt with some small changes to its offense and defense, reports George Schroeder of the USA Today.