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Monday, August 3, 2009
Lunchtime links: Unga discusses bout with swine flu


Posted by ESPN.com's Graham Watson

The links are starting to roll again as the season gets started. Almost every team begins fall camp this week, which means there will be a lot more to talk about. There are a lot of links today, mostly because there were a bunch over the weekend. Posting this many links won't be a typical occurrence.

• Hawaii players support coach Greg McMackin and pledge their unity during this tough time to begin the season.

• BYU running back Harvey Unga talks about contracting swine flu.

• Tulsa quarterback Shavodrick Beaver is inspired by his mother's struggles.

• Winning at home is going to make or break Southern Miss' season and here are five other questions burning for the Golden Eagles this fall camp.

• A little history lesson on why Army has struggled so much during the past 12 seasons.

• TCU coach Gary Patterson says his program is still looking to gain in-state respect.

• The Mountain West is coming off its best season ever, but can it live up to the hype heading into 2009?

• Nevada coach Chris Ault talks about the expectations for the season.

• The trip to the new Cowboys Stadium is worth it for BYU fans.

• Jake Schaller of the Colorado Springs Gazette breaks down the position battles at Air Force.

• The Columbus Dispatch profiles the new coaches in the Mid-American Conference.

• Boise State's dominance is not helping the rest of the WAC gain credibility.

• The new Mid-American Conference commissioner faces plenty of bumps in the road.

• Temple coach Al Golden is excited for the 2009 season.

• Western Michigan coach Bill Cubit answers dozens of questions from loyal fans.

• Schools such as UAB and Southern Miss have to be careful about taking late transfers.