Big 12 lunchtime links: Rhoads not rushing to hire coordinator

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Happy Monday. Here are some fresh links to get your through the weekend leftovers that were probably brought from home.

  • Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads says he's "in no hurry" to hire a defensive coordinator, Des Moines Register columnist Sean Keeler reports.

  • New Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Bill Young is talking about planting trees, signaling the 62-year-old veteran coach is thinking about staying at his new school longer than some other stops, the Oklahoman's Scott Wright writes. Wright also notes that Young is determined to have the Cowboys playing a fast, physical defense.

  • David Flores of the San Antonio Express-News reports that former Baylor coach Grant Teaff and former Texas A&M coach R.C. Slocum are serving as unofficial advisers to Texas-San Antonio athletic director Lynn Hickey as she searches for the school's first football coach.

  • Mike Huguenin of Rivals.com predicts that Colorado will crack the top 25 next season.

  • Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy is expected to delineate the exact roles of the new members of his staff sometime after National Signing Day next week, the Oklahoman's Scott Wright reports.

  • Steve Sipple of the Lincoln Journal-Star and hundreds of the newspaper's readers are wondering why Nebraska quarterback Joe Ganz didn't get invited to any postseason all-star games or the NFL combine.