Big East lunchtime links

It's a desert out there for Big East football links -- we're into March Madness, remember? -- but never fear. Spring practice is getting closer.

  • Expect to see some 5-2 alignments on defense and some pistol and Wildcat formations on offense this year from the new South Florida coordinators, Greg Auman reports in the St. Petersburg Times.

  • A kicker who was set to walk on to South Florida was arrested and charged with grand theft over the weekend.

  • Big changes could be coming for the Big East, Tom Dowd says in the Staten Island Advance.

  • One program hoping that those changes land it a spot in the Big East is Southern Miss.