Jake Trotter from SoonerNation with today's links. Here goes:
Vince Young tells Texas QB David Ash that he needs to chill out, writes Mike Finger of the San Antonio Express-News; Randy Riggs of the Austin-American Statesman says a walk-on transfer could play a key role for the Longhorns defense.
Speaking of Young, he is going to work out for scouts on Texas' pro day, and wants another shot in the NFL.
New Sooners assistant Jay Boulware responds to criticism levied by former boss and Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen, SoonerNation's Brandon Chatmon reports; Boulware and fellow first-year OU assistant Jerry Montgomery are emphasizing recruiting, according to the Tulsa World's Guerin Emig.
Texas' DeLoss Dodds and OU's Joe Castiglione are two of the 10 highest-paid athletic directors in the country, according to USA Today. Iowa State's Jamie Pollard ranks third in the Big 12 in salary, and earns more than Iowa counterpart Gary Barta. Here's a complete look at the database.
Texas is still considering selling alcohol at football games, Dodds tells the Daily Texan, UT's student newspaper. Iowa State and West Virginia already serve alcohol during home football games.
Don't bank on West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen naming a starting QB until a week before the opener, says Chuck McGill of the Charleston Daily Mail.
An Oklahoma State safety has been accused of animal cruelty.
Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk says quarterback Bryce Petty is a "freak of nature" and reminds him of Tim Tebow, writes Tim Griffin of the San Antonio Express-News.
Could Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury have a Kevin Sumlin-like effect on the Red Raiders? Kevin Sherrington of the Dallas Morning News answers the question. Also, Texas Tech's season opener with SMU has been moved up to a Friday night, and will be a national ESPN broadcast.
Kansas State's opener with North Dakota State also has been moved to a Friday night.