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Big 12 links: Tech offense blanked in scrimmage

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Friday is finally here.

And so are some links to get you primed for the weekend.

Enjoy them and be safe. Two weeks and counting to the season. We want all of you accounted for to enjoy the openers across the conference.

  • No misprint here. The Lubbock Avalanche Journal's Don Williams reports how the Texas Tech offense was shut out by its defense at Thursday's scrimmage.

  • The San Antonio Express-News' Brent Zwerneman reports that several sons of former professional athletes will be Texas A&M team members this season.

  • The Lincoln Journal-Star's Steve Sipple ranks Art Briles and Mark Mangino among his five most underrated coaches and Dan Hawkins among his five most overrated.

  • The Waco Tribune Herald's John Werner writes about how former skill-position players are dotting Baylor's defensive unit.

  • Kansas will add a new scoreboard at Memorial Stadium in 2010 and is exploring adding club seating on the east side of the facility, the Lawrence Journal-World's Dugan Arnett reports.

  • Colorado quarterback Tyler Hansen told the Boulder Daily Camera's Kyle Ringo that the competition for the Buffaloes' starting quarterback job remains close.

  • Iowa State quarterback Austen Arnaud is diligently trying to stay away from turnovers and sacks in Tom Herman's new spread passing offense, the Ames Tribune's Bobby La Gesse reports.

  • Pete Myerberg of the New York Times' blog "The Quad" ranks Oklahoma State No. 15 in his national poll countdown.

  • New Kansas State offensive line coach Charlie Dickey is the only member of Bill Snyder's staff without previous coaching ties to him, the Topeka Capital-Journal's Kevin Haskin reports.

  • The Oklahoman's David Ubben wonders if injury-prone Oklahoma wide receiver Adron "Pooh" Tennell is finally ready to emerge in his senior season.

  • The Dallas Morning News' Chuck Carlton writes about the factors that are considered when setting a non-conference schedule.

  • The gang at the Kansas City Star's intriguing analytical blog "Upon Further Review" wonders whatever happened to the rushing games across the Big 12.