Big East lunchtime links

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett
• West Virginia offensive coordinator Jeff Mullen is excited about the Mountaineers' potential for explosiveness this year but says he needs to help develop a "get-after-it mentality," Mickey Furfari writes in the Charleston Daily Mail.

• The Hartford Courant's Desmond Conner caught up with Randy Edsall at the Big East men's basketball tournament and got a few of the UConn coach's thoughts, including the possibility of a bowl game in the Northeast.

"I've heard talk about it before, if there was an indoor facility, to have one," Edsall said. "Other than that, I think it would be pretty tough to have one but if we could, I think it would be great because you're guaranteed a spot. And if you could get one here in New York, because of the media attention and everything else, it would be great. The other thing is, you've got to get the right fit as far as the other conference, too. But I think anything that gives us exposure, if we could do it, yeah, I do think it would be great."

• South Florida coach Jim Leavitt gushes to the Tampa Tribune's Brett McMurphy about his new linebackers coach and co-defensive coordinator David Blackwell.

• Kyle Flood and Kirk Ciarrocca expect their roles as co-offensive coordinators at Rutgers to go smoothly because of their close relationship, Tom Luicci writes in The Star-Ledger.