Big East lunchtime links

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

Cincinnati is counting on big things from running back Isaiah Pead, just as soon as he learns the little things, Bill Koch says in the Cincinnati Enquirer.

• West Virginia offensive coordinator Jeff Mullen is eager to get a look at some true freshmen in the fall, Mike Casazza writes in the Charleston Daily Mail.

• The Mountaineers aren't ready to sweeten head coach Bill Stewart's contract, Jack Bogaczyk writes, also in the Daily Mail.

• The Hartford Courant's Desmond Conner has lots of good notes about UConn's practice on Tuesday, including coach Randy Edsall's response to whether he'll name a starting quarterback soon. Conner also reports that senior receiver Brad Kanuch has a broken collarbone but will be back this summer.

• Rutgers has plenty of questions on offense but so far has found few answers, Tom Luicci writes in The Star-Ledger.