Big 12 lunchtime links: Chizik's inherited tenacity
November, 13, 2008
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Here are some lunchtime links for your noon-time edification.
- Gerry Fraley of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes about Gene Chizik's inherited toughness from his father, who was one of the few to survive fighting at Sugar Loaf Mountain on Okinawa in 1945.
- Jimmy Burch of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram spells out a scenario where a second-team All-Big 12 quarterback on the conference coaches' poll could win the Heisman Trophy. Ballots for the coaches team are due Nov. 30 - four days before the Big 12 championship game.
- Josh Freeman reflects on three years of playing under coach Ron Prince at Kansas State in a story written by Omaha World-Herald beat writer Mitch Sherman.
- Bill Reiter of the Kansas City Star has a good story on how Bo Pelini is restoring fans' pride in the Nebraska program.
- Joseph Duarte of the Houston Chronicle comments on the very real possibility of Mack Brown and Mike Leach having a vote in which Big 12 South team advances to the title game, while Bob Stoops will not.
- The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel writes that Oklahoma defensive coordinator Brent Venables is ready to get a head-coaching opportunity.