Big 12 lunch links: Paulus may visit Nebraska

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

We're 100 days into Barack Obama's presidency. It also appears that we are no closer to the college football playoff that the nation's chief executive apparently would like to see.

As such, the more important number today is 127 -- as in the number of days until the first game of the season when North Dakota State visits Iowa State on Sept. 3. That's when we'll begin the season-long playoff that eventually leads to two teams that will play in the BCS title game at the Rose Bowl.

Until then, here are some links to get you ready:

  • Former Duke point guard Greg Paulus could be headed to Nebraska by Thursday as he looks for a place to play college football for his senior season, Brian Christopherson of the Lincoln Journal-Star reports.

  • Mike Sherman doesn't mind Mike Leach laughing - but not at Texas A&M's expense, Brent Zwerneman of the San Antonio Express-News/Houston Chronicle reports.

  • Quarterback Tyler Hansen was among five players who made the most significant push for playing time during spring practice, Boulder Daily Camera beat writer Kyle Ringo reports.

  • Kansas State running back Logan Dold will be moved to safety to provide depth in Vic Koenning's hybrid 4-2-5 defense, the Topeka Capital-Journal's Austin Meek reports.

  • The Lawrence Journal-World's Eric Sorrentino celebrates Mike Leach's status as the Big 12's most quotable coach. But Oklahoman columnist Berry Tramel wonders if Leach is hurting his own cause with his pointed criticism of other conference rivals.

  • With three of the four other finalists being told they are no longer in consideration for the job, former Nebraska All-American linebacker Trev Alberts appears to be the only applicant still being considered for the Nebraska-Omaha athletic director job, the Omaha World-Herald reports. An announcement could come as soon as today.

  • The Oklahoman's Jenni Carlson conducts a question-and-answer session with Sam Bradford and Zac Robinson.

  • The Tulsa World's Guerin Emig writes about the changes at Missouri starting with new quarterback Blaine Gabbert in place. It's part of a massive preview of the North Division in today's World that also includes previews for Nebraska and Colorado.