Big East lunchtime links

  • Kerry Coombs didn't follow Brian Kelly to Notre Dame because Cincinnati is his home, Bill Koch writes in the Cincinnati Enquirer.

  • Bud Tribbey is taking on the large challenge of filling Arthur Jones's cleats, Nolan Weidner writes in the Syracuse Post-Standard.

  • Former quarterback Greg Cross is becoming a versatile playmaker for Pitt at receiver, Paul Zeise says in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

  • West Virginia got a scare when Noel Devine went down on Saturday, but that merely allowed Tavon Austin to shine, Dave Hickman writes in the Charleston Gazette.

  • The mother of Jasper Howard's recently-born daughter is thankful for the support from UConn fans, Desmond Conner says in the Hartford Courant.

  • Bilal Powell has shed 20 pounds and now looks like a much faster running back for Louisville, Michael Grant writes in The Courier-Journal.