Big 12 lunchtime links: Baylor turning it around

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

There was more to the Big 12 this morning than just Ron Prince's dismissal and the upcoming Texas Tech-Oklahoma State game. Here are some links of other stories from across the conference.

  • Cedric Golden of the Austin American-Statesman sees several vital signs of a turnaround in Art Briles' program at Baylor only 11 months after he was hired.

  • Oklahoma defensive coordinator Brent Venables' potential as a head coach was dissected by the Tulsa World's Dave Sittler.

  • Missouri's 2008 senior class, the backbone of Gary Pinkel's transformation project at the school, will play at home for the final time on Saturday, the Houston Chronicle's Joseph Duarte writes. And the Kansas City Star's Mike DeArmond provides a tribute to the memory of the late Aaron O'Neal along with the other class members in his video log.

  • Heralded Colorado running back Darrell Scott's threshold of pain is about to be tested as he is set to receive his most substantial playing time of the season, B.G. Brooks of the Rocky Mountain News writes.

  • Converted I-back Cody Glenn's transformation to a starting linebacker has come with some frustrations along the way for Nebraska coaches, Brian Rosenthal of the Lincoln Journal-Star writes.

  • Suzanne Halliburton of the Austin American-Statesman talks about the physical and emotional condition of the Texas defense, which ranks 116th nationally in pass defense after being ravaged by Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas Tech in recent weeks.