Big East lunchtime links

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett
• Syracuse's hopes of landing running back David Oku seem to have taken a nosedive after the news that Oku has moved to Lincoln, Neb.

• Pat White has gained 14 pounds since the Meineke Car Care Bowl, Drew Rubenstein writes in the Dominion Post.

• The Star-Ledger's Tom Luicci analyzes the three finalists in Rutgers' athletic director search -- and what each might mean to the football program.

• South Florida's Jim Leavitt is the seventh-longest tenured head coach in the FBS, according to one site.