Big East lunchtime links

  • South Florida has several players with Haitian heritage who are bonding together during the tragedy in their homeland, Greg Auman writes in the St. Petersburg Times.

  • SI.com's Stewart Mandel gives all three Big East coaching hires an A- or better.

  • Three offensive line recruits enrolled early at Rutgers, Tom Luicci writes in The Star-Ledger.

  • Some UConn signees started classes, too, Desmond Conner notes in the Hartford Courant.

  • Greg Schiano is close to hiring a receivers coach from Northern Illinois, Keith Sargeant reports in the Home News Tribune.