Big 12: Sherron Collins
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
The glory days of Oklahoma football were remembered this weekend in a personal appearance where all five national championship winning quarterbacks for the Sooners appeared.
Hundreds of fans from across the state lined up for several hours for the chance to meet the players who quarterbacked those seven national championship winners -- Claude Arnold, Jimmy Harris, Steve Davis, Jamelle Holieway and Josh Heupel.
Unfortunately, scheduling conflicts could not allow all five players to be present at the same time. But the Oklahoman's Berry Tramel wrote an interesting story about reliving so much Sooner history in one place on Sunday with all of the quarterbacks.
Sam Bradford hopes to be able to join that fraternity this year. He's already made history by becoming one of two Oklahoma Heisman Trophy winning quarterbacks with Jason White. And Bradford already is the only Sooner quarterback to lead his team to back-to-back Big 12 titles.
But before that plays out, there's plenty of time for some lunchtime links. And we have a strong collection for this afternoon.
- Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads isn't buying the dire predictions being forecast for his team, Des Moines Register columnist Sean Keeler writes. And Keeler predicts that Rhoads will be a 'quote machine' at his press conferences during his coaching tenure with the Cyclones.
- Tully Corcoran of the Topeka Capital-Journal wonders who's the biggest man on Kansas' campus -- Todd Reesing or Sherron Collins.
- The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's staff kicks around some comments about the apparent end of the Missouri-Illinois rivalry.
- The Oklahoman's Jake Trotter lists five players who are poised to emerge for the Sooners this season.
- The Williams and Hyatt Show Blog has a great take on the Mike McKinney vs. Elsa Murano showdown taking place these days in the Texas A&M administration.
- The Columbia Daily Tribune's Dave Matter ranks the Big 12's top 12 receivers.
- The Omaha World-Herald's Jon Nyatawa catches up with Kenny Wilson, once a heralded Nebraska I-back prospect before injuries ravaged his college career.
- Missouri quarterback Blaine Dalton paid $387 in fines on three misdemeanor charges of possessing an unopened can of beer, failure to stay on the right side of the highway at all times and failure to register his car in Boone County. The Kansas City Star's Mike DeArmond reports that Dalton's suspension has been lifted and he has rejoined the Tigers' football program.
- Colorado and Colorado State are mulling a 10-year extension of their football rivalry, Kyle Ringo of the Boulder Camera reports.
- The Des Moines Register's Randy Peterson lists the top 64 players in Iowa State history.
- Iliana Limon of the Orlando Sentinel ranks Oklahoma as one of the 12 teams she loves to hate.
- Standout Cahokia (Mo.) wide receiver Jimmie Hunt has committed to Missouri, Nate Latsch of the St. Louis Post-Disptach reports. Hunt caught 34 passes for 905 yards (26.6 yards per catch) and scored 18 touchdowns last season as a junior -- including one on a kick return.