Pat is hilarious. I don't think she's paid taxes in 20 years, but very hospitable. Always has a deer in the freezer.
Bob Stoops prefers to play Thanksgiving weekend rather than in December, reports Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman, who also has a few complaints about the Big 12 schedule still being unreleased.
After fracturing his skull before last season, former Texas linebacker and second-round pick Sergio Kindle may still have to wait awhile to begin his NFL career, reports Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com.
Daniel Thomas was one of college football's most durable backs the past two seasons, but in a twist, injuries have become a concern to his NFL future, writes Kent Babb of the Kansas City Star.
Meanwhile, back in Manhattan, John Hubert looks like he's challenging Bryce Brown for the right to replace Thomas, writes Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle.
The Big 12 did Texas Tech no favors in its 2011 schedule, writes colleague Ivan Maisel.
Jesse Newell of the Lawrence Journal-World writes about how Kansas badly needs a big-play back.