Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Welcome to Wednesday, which means the Big 12 football is only a day away this week.
Here are some lunchtime links to get you primed for the upcoming action.
The single-wing offense that Kansas State coach Bill Snyder employed with Michael Bishop in the late 1990s was a precursor to today’s Wildcat offenses, the Kansas City Star’s Kellis Robinette reports.
The Oklahoman’s Jake Trotter reports that Sam Bradford had another strong practice on Tuesday, splitting reps with Landry Jones.
Topeka Capital-Journal columnist Kevin Haskin advises Kansas fans it’s OK to stay for the end of games.
Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman reached out to former A&M coach R.C. Slocum to provide a little inspiration to this season’s “Wrecking Crew” defense, Brent Zwerneman of the San Antonio Express-News/Houston Chronicle reports.
Dave George of the Palm Beach Post opines that Miami has to beat Oklahoma Saturday to justify the preseason swagger in the Hurricanes’ program.
The Oklahoman’s Brandon Chatmon grades how Oklahoma State has fared in accomplishing Mike Gundy’s five preseason goals.
The Des Moines Register’s Randy Peterson reports that CBS-TV’s Gary Danielson thinks the Southeastern Conference has cornered the market on top quarterbacks. Danielson thinks that Florida’s Tim Tebow, Mississippi’s Jevan Snead and Arkansas’ Ryan Mallett are better than any quarterbacks currently playing in the Big 12.
Landry Locker of the Texas Tech Daily Torreador wonders how Mike Leach can call any of his players “narcissists” after the coach appeared on the cover of “Texas Monthly” wearing an eye patch.
Salaries for Iowa State assistant coaches trail most other schools in the conference, the Des Moines Register’s Randy Peterson reports.
Jay Walker, the football play-by-play broadcaster of Louisiana-Lafayette, found what he called “College Football Nirvana” in Lincoln, Neb., last weekend.