Big 12 lunchtime links
- Sunday, Texas finally announced its new coach, Louisville's Charlie Strong. The Dallas Morning News' Chuck Carlton explores why the Longhorns chose Strong, who parted Louisville on good terms, according to the Louisville Courier. The Austin American-Statesman's Cedric Golden breaks down the Strong hire.
- The Houston Chronicle lists 10 facts to know about Strong; the Dallas Morning News does the same and compiles national reaction on the hire.
- Blue-chip QB commitment Jerrod Heard says he's still solid to Texas with Strong's hire. "Strong Horns" shirts are already on sale.
- Despite the bowl loss, Baylor is poised for continued success, writes the Waco Tribune-Herald's John Werner.
- Leadership was evident among the Oklahoma players in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, according to the Tulsa World's John E. Hoover. Blue-chip running back Joe Mixon could make a splash with the Sooners next season, according to The Oklahoman's Jason Kersey.
- Oklahoma State early-enrolling freshman QB Mason Rudolph has eyes on the starting job, he tells the Tulsa World's Kelly Hines. The Cowboys are still in the mix for a couple of highly touted recruits from Louisiana, reports The Oklahoman's Gina Mizell, who also offers five burning questions for the Cowboys for the 2014 season.
- According to the Des Moines Register, Iowa State might have another vacancy on the coaching staff.
- Kansas' recruiting class is heavy on defensive backs, reports the Lawrence Journal-World's Matt Tait.
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Play Podcast Part 2 of the articles on OSU's involvment in academic fraud was released. Some claim the expose is unfounded. Ian and Richard warn that there are two sides to all stories.
Play Podcast Fitzsimmons and Durrett discuss Mack Brown, Manny Diaz and all the latest with the Texas Longhorns.
Play Podcast Fitzsimmons and Durrett give you the latest on the Johnny Manziel story and Charles Barkley weighs in. You won't believe who the outspoken NBA Hall of Famer is disappointed in and what he thinks about the autograph allegations.
Play Podcast Kirk Herbstreit joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett for his weekly visit to preview the 2013 college football season.
Play Podcast Former TCU and current Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to discuss the expectations for the Bengals this season, give a prediction for the TCU-LSU game and talk about what it's like having the Hard Knocks cameras follow him.
Play Podcast Randy Galloway, Matt Mosley, and Mark Friedman react to Dez Bryant's comments regarding the NCAA's ongoing investigation of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel.
Play Podcast Richard Durrett, Ian Fitzsimmons and Glenn "Stretch" Smith react to Dez Bryant sounding off yesterday after practice about Johnny Manziel and the shadiness of the NCAA.
Play Podcast Former NCAA investigator and Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to weigh in on the Johnny Manziel drama and give some insight as to what goes on during an NCAA investigation.