Big East lunchtime links: Shady still waiting

January, 6, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

LeSean McCoy's mother said the family is awaiting a report from the NFL draft advisory board before making a decision on his future, Kevin Gorman writes in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

"LeSean does love being there. He loves Pitt and loves the football team. I know he wants to be there," Daphne McCoy said. "But he's 20. At 20 years old, you don't always know what's good for you.

"For right now, it looks like he'll be back next year. If the report tells us anything different, we'll see if he should come out at this time."

• Among the assorted items from Dave Wannstedt's season-ending news conference, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Paul Zeise: Quarterbacks Kevan Smith and Greg Cross have asked to change positions, and the staff is looking at using Smith at tight end and Cross at safety; freshmen Lucas Nix and Chris Jacobson will play big roles on the offensive line in '09; and Steve Dell, Max Gruder and Brandon Lindsay will battle to replace Scott McKillop.

• West Virginia kicker Pat McAfee got an invite to the Senior Bowl, the Charleston Daily Mail reports.

• A one-time Rutgers commit is now going to Cal, The Star-Ledger reports.

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