Considering what's going on at Tennessee the last day or so, it seems awfully tame around the Big 12, doesn't it?
But there are still some stories across the conference that are percolating.
Alabama associate coach James Willis is expected to accept the vacant defensive coordinator position at Texas Tech, according to Chase Goodbread and Tommy Deas of the Tuscaloosa News.
The San Antonio Express-News’ Brent Zwerneman reports that Boise State defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox met with Mike Sherman about a similar position at Texas A&M and that A&M All-American Von Miller still is mulling whether to declare for the NFL draft.
My ESPN.com colleague Chris Low reports that Will Muschamp and Mike Gundy are among those in play for the vacant Tennessee head coaching job. And the Birmingham News’ Kevin Scarbinsky wonders if Tennessee officials are willing to make Muschamp an offer he can’t refuse.
The Oklahoman’s Berry Tramel writes about other one-and-done college coaches, including Howard Schnellenberger at Oklahoma and David McWilliams at Texas Tech.
Doug Lederman of Inside High Education writes about how the incidents involving the ouster of Mike Leach and Mark Mangino signal a change where coaches are confusing discipline and abuse.
Kicker Justin Castor of Arvada, Colo., has backed out of his commitment to Kansas, the Lawrence Journal-World reports. Castor is still considering Colorado and Arizona State.
East Carolina’s Skip Holtz appears to be the top name for the vacant South Florida job, although former Iowa State coach and current Florida defensive line coach Dan McCarney also is being mentioned, according to the St. Petersburg Times’ Greg Auman.
New Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville tells USA Today’s Thomas O’Toole that he hopes his players will be “resilient” in the culture change with him taking over the program.
The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal’s Matthew McGowan and Adam Zuvanich report about the latest legal briefs filed by Mike Leach’s attorneys that claim his firing was based on factors beyond his coaching and alleged mistreatment of an injured player.
Jimmy Burch of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram provides an early look at next season’s Big 12 race.
The pundits at CollegeFootballNews.com weigh in on the hiring of Tommy Tuberville by Texas Tech.