Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Here are some links to push you into the weekend.
Bob Stoops talks to the Tulsa World's John Hoover about his new contract, his team's strength and his college job of painting houses. His checks then had a lot fewer zeroes than they do now.
Football purist Steve Sipple of the Lincoln Journal-Star writes about advancing technology with the new scoreboards and ribbon boards at Nebraska's Memorial Stadium.
The Boulder Camera's Neill Woelk opines about the benefits of providing five years of eligibility for college football scholarships.
Mike Sherman tells the San Antonio Express-News/Houston Chronicle's Brent Zwerneman he wants to find players who have "tears in their eyes" when they lose games.
The Oklahoman's Jake Trotter analyzes the tie in the media balloting between Oklahoma and Texas in the Big 12's preseason South Division poll.
Maxim Magazine's Danny Sheridan isn't drinking the green and gold Kool-Aid. He lists Baylor, along with Texas A&M and Iowa State, among his 10 worst teams in BCS-affiliated conferences for the upcoming season.
Tulsa World sports editor Mike Strain dismisses several recent media pronouncements that Mack Brown is a better coach than Bob Stoops.
The Bryan Eagle's Robert Cessna reflects on Texas A&M's first-ever pick as the South Division's preseason cellar-dweller.
Omaha World-Herald columnist Tom Shatel lists the reasons why Nebraska is the default favorite in the Big 12 North this season.
The Iowa Corn Growers have signed up to be the title sponsor of Paul Rhoads' weekly coaches' show, along with Iowa's Kirk Ferentz's program.
Georgia coach Mark Richt has been impressed with what he's seen in Oklahoma State as he prepares for his Sept. 5 game against the Cowboys, the Tulsa World's Bill Haisten reports.