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Big 12 morning links

3/10/2015

On to the links.

  • It was a crazy day at the University of Oklahoma after a video of a on-campus fraternity participating in a racist chant went viral over the weekend. The Sooners football team was scheduled to practice on Monday but decided not to practice and join together to recite a prayer instead, reports Eric Bailey of the Tulsa World.

  • OU linebacker Eric Striker sat down with Jason Kersey of The Oklahoman to discuss the situation and his plans to quit remaining silent when discriminated against. Striker cites a couple of other occasions when he felt a teammate was unfairly treated during his time as a football player for the Sooners while expressing a strong desire to be known as more than Eric Striker, football player.

  • On a lighter note, Oklahoma State quarterback Daxx Garman plans to transfer leaving the Cowboys with J.W. Walsh and Mason Rudolph as the top two quarterbacks on Mike Gundy's team. Playing behind a lackluster offensive line, Garman took a lot of punishment as Walsh's replacement a year ago before a concussion forced Rudolph into the lineup. It will be interesting to see the type of programs that emerge as options for Garman, who passed for 2,041 yards with 12 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. I'd imagine it is tough for teams to really evaluate what Garman brings to the table playing behind a struggling offensive front and without a running game.

  • As if Texas Tech needs more talented running backs, the Red Raiders have a redshirt freshman runner to keep an eye on in Demarcus Felton, reports Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. "He's going to be one of those guys who will be remembered around here," star running back DeAndre Washington said of Felton. Between Washington, Felton, Justin Stockton and recent signee Corey Dauphine the Red Raiders and Kliff Kingsbury could have plenty of options at the running back position.

  • West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen met with the media for his pre-spring news conference, which included several tidbits, reports Mike Casazza of the Charleston Daily Mail. Several players including quarterback Paul Millard and running back Andrew Buie, won't be with the team this fall and cornerback Daryl Worley is set to miss the spring after shoulder surgery. Interestingly, Holgorsen would like to see a starting quarterback emerge this spring but insists it is not up to him as the four quarterbacks in the competition will decide how quickly the battle comes to a close. WVU heads into the spring with a major experience void at the position with five combined games played between Skylar Howard, William Crest, David Sills and Chris Chugunov.