Thursday, January 14, 2010
Lunch links: Will Muschamp stay at Texas?
By David Ubben
Here are some Big 12 lunch links.
Grab them while they are hot -- just like Will Muschamp's persona among those fans who sing "Rocky Top" Saturday afternoons during the fall.
- The Austin American-Statesman’s Suzanne Halliburton reports that Muschamp plans on being with the Texas program “a long time.” But despite those denials, the CollegeFootballNews.com’s Pete Fiutak still ranks Muschamp as the favorite for the vacant Tennessee job.
- Smith College economics professor Andrew Zimbalist tells the Columbus Dispatch’s Jill Riepenhoff that major-college football could save millions by slashing coaches’ salaries, cutting football scholarships and ending the Bowl Championship Series.
- The Bryan Eagle’s Robert Cessna analyzes how the return of Von Miller will help Texas A&M’s defense.
- Rock Chalk Talk provides an introduction to new Kansas defensive line coach Buddy Wyatt.
- Mark Lazerus of the Post-Tribune of Northwest Indiana references Mike Leach and Mark Mangino as he writes about the fine line between discipline and abuse for coaches.
- As Ndamukong Suh receives the Outland Trophy Thursday night in Omaha, the Lincoln Journal Star’s Steve Sipple explains how the awards presentation ended up in Nebraska.
- The Oklahoman’s Ryan Aber writes about how Midwest City, Okla., running back Tre Porter has re-opened his recruiting after Mike Leach’s firing at Texas Tech.
- Bo Pelini’s 2010 Nebraska team has already caught the attention of national pundits, Mitch Sherman of the Omaha World-Herald reports.
- Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads reflects on his team’s surprising 7-6 season and Insight Bowl triumph with Jake Lovett of the Iowa State Daily.
- The hiring of Lane Kiffin by USC has resulted in several recruits who were considering Oklahoma to switch their allegiances to the Trojans, John Hoover of the Tulsa World reports.