We're coming down to the finish for recruiting season and Big 12 coaches are scrambling to fill their staffs.
In short, it's not a dead time around the Big 12, even though the season ended last week.
Here are some of the stories people are talking about around the conference.
The Austin American-Statesman’s Kirk Bohls opines on Tommy Tuberville, Jordan Shipley and C.J. Mosley’s act of throwing down a Longhorn hat to pick Alabama at the Army All-America game in his marvelous nine things and one crazy prediction about college football.
Texas A&M will interview Air Force defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter later this week for the Aggies’ vacant defensive coordinator position, the San Antonio Express-News’ Brent Zwerneman reports.
Tommy Tuberville’s first act at Texas Tech will be to reunite the Red Raiders’ fractured fan base, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal’s Don Williams reports. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal sports editor Courtney Linehan writes that Tech might have found the anti-Leach in Tuberville. But the Huntsville Times’ Bill Bryant wonders if the Red Raiders misfired by hiring Tuberville.
The Orange County Register’s Jeff Miller ranks Mike Leach as the worst potential replacement for Pete Carroll at USC.
Tulsa television station TUL reports that Dez Bryant has hired Eugene Parker as his agent. Parker also represented former NFL All-Pro Deion Sanders, who helped get Bryant into trouble with the NCAA earlier this season.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Tony Barnhart writes that witnessing Colt McCoy watch most of the national championship game from the sidelines was one of his saddest memories from the past season.
Oklahoma State is losing recruiting traction in Georgia, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Michael Carvell reports.
Texas and Nebraska are projected by the Omaha World-Herald's Dirk Chatelain as among the top 10 programs of the upcoming decade.
Colorado is tied for 99th with Indiana among the College Football News’ final rankings -- lowest of any Big 12 team.
Nebraska is back in the hunt for Owamagbe Odighizuwa, a 6-foot-4, 240-pound defensive end prospect from Portland, Ore. -- the hometown of Ndamukong Suh. The Cornhuskers are challenging Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA and USC for Odighizuwa, the Lincoln Journal Star’s Brian Christopherson reports.