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.