Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
IRVING, Texas -- Media days will be starting around here in a few hours, but I wouldn't think about starting the day without some lunchtime links.
Enjoy them as we get ready for the start of the true preseason hype.
Clay Horning of the Norman Transcript writes that Bob Stoops has been a victim of his own success.
The Dallas Morning News' Chuck Carlton expects storylines at the Big 12 media days this week to rival those at last week's Southeastern Conference gathering.
Tully Corcoran of the Topeka Capital-Journal takes a critical look at Jocques Crawford's short career at Kansas.
Nebraska linebacker Matt Holt could miss the upcoming season with a shoulder injury, sources told Lincoln Journal-Star columnist Steve Sipple.
Former Oklahoma All-American defensive tackle Rick Bryan died Saturday night of congestive heart failure, the Oklahoman's Berry Tramel reports. Bryan was 47.
B.G. Brooks of CUBuffs.com profiles Bob Foster, the 68-year-old defensive assistant coach at Colorado who returns to coaching for the first time since 2006.
Bill Little of Texassports.com writes about Darrell Royal's recent 85th birthday.
Defensive tackle Edward Nuckols and quarterback Josh Moten have had their enrollments at Colorado delayed, the Longmont Times-Call's Patrick Ridgell reports.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Tim Tucker considers whether Oklahoma State will be Georgia's toughest opener in school history.
Bill Hart of the Abilene Reporter-News writes about Texas Tech's far-flung recruiting base.
The Denver Post's Tom Kensler discusses the balance of power between the Big 12's North and South Divisions.