Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Big 12 lunchtime links: Who knew Leach liked Rio Bravo?
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Let's get linked up over an early lunch. Lots of good stories across the conference today.
Joseph Duarte of the Houston Chronicle does a nice job on a story about the perils of personal web pages for athletes
. Best factoid in the piece is that Texas Tech coach Mike Leach has a MySpace page where you learn under his personal profile that his favorite movie is Rio Bravo and his interests include pirate history, football and throwing stuff.
Kyle Ringo of the Boulder Daily Camera writes that Ron Prince didn't receive a fair shake
when he was dismissed after less than three seasons at Kansas State. But, Ringo writes, at least Prince gets to move back to civilization after he leaves Manhattan, Kan., for his next job.
Forget about the South Division having the Big 12's only potential train wreck that could rely on BCS standings to determine a championship-game participant. Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star writes that the North could get thrown into similar turmoil
if Kansas upsets Texas and Missouri.
Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Stateman wonders how Texas can be ranked below Oklahoma, considering the Longhorns' head-to-head victory
over the Sooners. One major reason for the Longhorns' erosion in the computer polls might be their weak nonconference schedule, compared to Oklahoma that has beaten two potential conference champions in Cincinnati and TCU -- both who are currently in the BCS top 25.