Big 12: Rick Bryan
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
It's the end of a long grueling week for me after the media days. I'm still having flashbacks about too many coaching clichés and too much Dr Pepper after I finally got home last night.
But there were a nice collection of links across the blogosphere today to finish my week.
There is one that I bet will provide a little fodder for my friends in Nebraska.
Enjoy the weekend.
- The pundits at the Sporting Blog detail their list of worst coaches in history. And, yes, Bill Callahan is mentioned rather prominently.
- More than 2,500 mourners -- including former coach Barry Switzer and teammate Brian Bosworth -- attended Rick Bryan's funeral in Coweta, Okla., John Hoover of the Tulsa World reports. Bryan, a former two-time All-American at Oklahoma, died Sunday at the age of 47.
- The Birmingham News' Jon Solomon writes about speculation that the Atlantic Coast, Pac-10 and Big 12 conferences are working on a collective television network for their schools.
- Mike Finger of the Houston Chronicle/San Antonio Express-News provides a primer on the five most-predictable questions he repeatedly heard during the recent Big 12 media days.
- Good story by Samuel McKewon of the Nebraska State Paper. He analyzes the role of walk-on players in Nebraska's football program.
- Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder told the Tulsa World's Bill Haisten that the school has already sold a record number of season tickets for the upcoming season and should finish by selling at least 42,000.
- The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel was frozen by Bill Snyder's conversational curveball at the Big 12 media days.
- Playmaking defensive back Lavocheya Cooper of Arp, Texas, committed to Oklahoma State, the Oklahoman's Brandon Chatman reports. Cooper chose the Cowboys over Iowa, Missouri, Utah, TCU, Houston and Baylor.
- The Austin American-Statesman's Randy Riggs profiles multi-tattooed Texas Tech offensive lineman Brandon Carter.
- Kansas City Star Big 12 beat writer Blair Kerkhoff compares Bill Snyder before and after his coaching sabbatical.
- USA Today's Brent Foster provides an extensive team-by-team breakdown of the Big 12.
- Mammoth 6-foot-9, 305-pound Colorado tackle Nate Solder still appears to be growing, the Denver Post's Jim Armstrong reports.
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
IRVING, Texas -- Media days will be starting around here in a few hours, but I wouldn't think about starting the day without some lunchtime links.
Enjoy them as we get ready for the start of the true preseason hype.
- Clay Horning of the Norman Transcript writes that Bob Stoops has been a victim of his own success.
- The Dallas Morning News' Chuck Carlton expects storylines at the Big 12 media days this week to rival those at last week's Southeastern Conference gathering.
- Tully Corcoran of the Topeka Capital-Journal takes a critical look at Jocques Crawford's short career at Kansas.
- Nebraska linebacker Matt Holt could miss the upcoming season with a shoulder injury, sources told Lincoln Journal-Star columnist Steve Sipple.
- Former Oklahoma All-American defensive tackle Rick Bryan died Saturday night of congestive heart failure, the Oklahoman's Berry Tramel reports. Bryan was 47.
- B.G. Brooks of CUBuffs.com profiles Bob Foster, the 68-year-old defensive assistant coach at Colorado who returns to coaching for the first time since 2006.
- Bill Little of Texassports.com writes about Darrell Royal's recent 85th birthday.
- Defensive tackle Edward Nuckols and quarterback Josh Moten have had their enrollments at Colorado delayed, the Longmont Times-Call's Patrick Ridgell reports.
- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Tim Tucker considers whether Oklahoma State will be Georgia's toughest opener in school history.
- Bill Hart of the Abilene Reporter-News writes about Texas Tech's far-flung recruiting base.
- The Denver Post's Tom Kensler discusses the balance of power between the Big 12's North and South Divisions.