How about a few Big 12 links that celebrate the conference while its original membership remains intact?
I'm not saying there is movement afoot, but Dan Beebe should have a contingency plan for new membership tucked away in case he ever needs it.
Here are some lunch-time morsels. Enjoy them.
College Football News’ Pete Fiutak lists 10 reasons why Texas could beat Alabama in the national championship game.
Kansas tackle Tanner Hawkinson, Missouri defensive end Alden Smith and Oklahoma punter Tress Way were the Big 12’s representatives on the Sporting News’ freshman All-America team.
The Detroit Free Press breaks down the pros and cons of adding Iowa State or Missouri to the Big Ten. And the Oklahoman’s Berry Tramel analyzes the Big 12’s replacement strategy if either school fled the conference.
Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn tells the Boulder Camera’s Kyle Ringo that Darrell Scott still hasn’t asked for his release from the school.
Graduate student Todd Hartley will replace Willie Martinez and coach Georgia’s secondary for the Bullodogs’ Dec. 28 Independence Bowl game against Texas A&M, David Hale of the Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer reports.
Wide receivers coach David Beaty, a key for Kansas’ recent recruiting surge in Texas, is the only assistant on Mark Mangino’s staff still being considered for a position on Turner Gill’s new staff, the Kansas City Star’s Brady McCollough reports.
Alfred Lee of the Pasadena Star-News reports that the average resale price for games to the BCS national championship game is $1,500 per ticket.
Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Gunter Brewer has some unique family ties with Mississippi, the Cowboys’ opponent in the Jan. 2 Cotton Bowl, Brandon Chatmon of the Oklahoman reports.
The El Paso Times’ Bret Bloomquist travels to Artesia, N.M., to delve into the school’s tradition-steeped high-school football team and its most storied product, Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones.
Bo Pelini told the Omaha World-Herald’s Mitch Sherman that Nebraska’s first bowl practice in preparation for the Dec. 30 Holiday Bowl was “decent.”