Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Teams are reporting back for summer workouts across the Big 12 this week.
Me, I'm conditioning myself to find as many good links as possible during the supposed quiet time before the season.
There was a good haul today. Enjoy them.
Boulder Daily Camera beat writer Kyle Ringo gives his spin on the chances of Josh Smith transferring to USC and his rationale behind his 8-4 season prediction for Colorado.
The Tulsa World's "The Picker" sports blog wonders if Bob Stoops peaked as a coach, or is he still peaking?
Bryan Eagle columnist Robert Cessna writes that the $16 million line of credit issued to the Texas A&M athletic department by former school president Robert Gates is proving unpalatable to many fans because of the Aggies' recent struggles in football.
Kansas coach Mark Mangino told Kansas supporters that all of his team reported Monday to begin their summer workouts, the Topeka Capital-Journal reports. Lawrence Journal-World reporter Dugan Arnett writes that Kansas' upcoming seven-week boot camp is designed to build discipline and prepare the Jayhawks for the rigors of the upcoming season.
The Kansas City Star's Blair Kerkhoff ranks his readership area's top 10 Big 12 stories during the most recent school year.
If starting an NFL team, the College Football News' Richard Cirminiello and Jon Miller of Hawkeye Nation agree they would both select Colt McCoy as their first offensive player.
Venerable Colorado announcer Larry Zimmer has broadcast the exploits of 34 starting Colorado quarterbacks, seven head coaches and been there for five different "Raphie" mascots for the Buffaloes, the Denver Post's Dusty Saunders reports.
Matt Hinton of the blog Dr. Saturday wonders if Missouri can reload after its run of recent North Division success.
Dave Matter explains why he doesn't get excited about football camps, provide a rare Gary Pinkel summer interview and ranks the current Kansas wide receiving group among the best in Big 12 history in his weekly "Case of the Mondays."
New Northern Colorado coach Scott Downing tells the Lincoln Journal Star's Steve Sipple that his biggest concern as he prepares for season-opening opponent Kansas is the Jayhawks' new co-defensive coordinator, Bill Miller.
The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel was reminded over the weekend of the depth and passion of Oklahoma's fan base.