Big 12 lunchtime links

Did this remind anyone else of Varsity Blues?

  • The Dallas Morning News' Chuck Carlton is firmly on the Baylor bandwagon, calling the Bears the clear favorite in the Big 12.

  • Texas linebacker Jordan Hicks is out for the season with a ruptured Achilles.

  • West Virginia is desperately searching for an offensive identity, Mike Casazza of the Charleston Daily Mail writes.

  • TCU is looking for one, too, according to the Dallas Morning News.

  • The Des Moines Register's Randy Peterson points out the positives for Iowa State, despite an 0-2 start.

  • The Notre Dame rematch is a big test for Oklahoma's offensive line, writes the Tulsa World's Guerin Emig.

  • Mike Gundy is confident Oklahoma State wideout Tracy Moore will begin to show up, writes The Oklahoman's Gina Mizell.

  • Despite the win over Louisiana Tech, Kansas is still a work in progress, according to the Lawrence Journal-World's Matt Tait.

  • Texas Tech has plenty to work on during its open week, writes the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal's Don Williams.

  • Several mistakes doomed Kansas State in Austin, the Topeka Capital-Journal's Ken Corbitt points out.