Big 12 lunchtime links: Early look at 2009 season

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Here are some stories from across the Big 12 this afternoon:

  • Kelly Beaton of the Waterloo Courier provides an extensive preview of the Big 12's 2009 season.

  • The Kansas City Star's Blair Kerkhoff wonders why former Iowa State coach Dan McCarney, defensive line coach for national championship Florida, isn't getting more attention as a possible head coach.

  • Kent Youngblood of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Oklahoma quarterbacks coach Josh Heupel no longer is in the mix for the vacant offensive coordinator position at Minnesota.

  • Big 12 sack leader Brandon Williams of Texas Tech has declared for the NFL draft, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal beat writer Don Williams reports. Brandon Williams said he is projected as a third-round pick.

  • Brice Cherry of the Waco Tribune-Herald picks his all-time Baylor football team. Included on the list is current Baylor linebacker Joe Pawelek.

  • Texas A&M quarterback Stephen McGee is headed to the NFL combine despite an injury-plagued senior season, the Bryan Eagle's Robert Cessna reports.