Big 12 lunchtime links

No Neymar, no problem. Brazil over Germany today. Who you got?

  • New West Virginia defensive coordinator Tony Gibson has a big challenge in trying to figure out what Alabama's offense will look like, writes the Charleston Gazette's Dave Hickman.

  • The Sooners are still waiting on two freshmen to show up, according to The Oklahoman's Jason Kersey.

  • Oklahoma's games against Tennessee and Oklahoma State are sold out.

  • Former OU defensive lineman Larry Birdine faces domestic assault charges, the Norman Transcript's Jessica Bruha reports.

  • Baylor will be unveiling a statue of RG III at McLane Stadium.

  • Bears QB Bryce Petty was named one of the freaks of college football.

  • The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal's Nicholas Talbot weighs in on the punch that led to Nigel Bethel II's dismissal.

  • Iowa State named two football assistant strength and conditioning coaches.

  • Will this season be more of the same for the Jayhawks?

  • Texas freshman DT Poona Ford has been cleared and should be ready to go in August.

  • The Oklahoman's Cody Stavenhagen offers up 10 Cowboys who could break out this season.