Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Today is the deadline for Heisman Trophy voting. I just cast my ballot a few hours ago.
Until Saturday's presentation in New York City, here are some lunchtime links for your enjoyment.
Missouri's decline from a 12-2 team last season to this season's 9-4 disappointment is analyzed by The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Vahe Gregorian.
Steve Weiberg of USA Today gauges the importance of Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford among his Cherokee descendants in Western Oklahoma.
So much for the "Big Game Bob" moniker for Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops. The Tulsa World's Dave Sittler writes that a more apt name might soon be "Bob the Heisman Builder."
Interesting column by Jon Garten of the Kansas State Collegian, who blames Ron Prince's coaching staff as one of the reasons for his ultimate failing with the Wildcats.
Cotton Bowl organizers are expecting a record crowd at the bowl's newly expanded facility. Chuck Carlton of the Dallas Morning News reports that organizers already are reporting more than 80,000 tickets sold for the Jan. 2 game between Texas Tech and Mississippi.
Former Oklahoma State coach Bob Simmons has surfaced as a potential candidate for the vacant head coaching job at New Mexico State, according to Felix Chavez of the Las Cruces Sun-News.