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Big 12 lunch links: Stability marks Nebraska coaching staff

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

After the Oklahoma announcements yesterday, it should be relatively quiet around the Big 12 today. Here are some of today's more compelling stories in the conference.

  • Steve Sipple of the Lincoln Journal-Star notes that Nebraska's coaching staff will have no changes this season for the first time since after the 2001 season.

  • So much for a winter of discontent among Sooner faithful. Dave Sittler of the Tulsa World writes that the return of Sam Bradford and the rest of a deep junior class that considering declaring for the NFL draft might be the greatest recruiting haul in the school's history.

  • Brent Zwerneman of the San Antonio Express-News/Houston Chronicle writes that Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman isn't shy about making promises for next season.

  • Bill Haisten of the Tulsa World reports that Oklahoma State coaches are confident that offensive lineman Russell Okung won't be applying for the NFL draft later today.

  • Texas Tech wide receiver Todd Walker won't be coming back for his senior season with the Red Raiders, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal's Don Williams reports. Walker, an oft-injured player who was limited to seven receptions last year, will quit football to graduate early with hopes of attending dental school.

  • Tom Cudd of Big Red Network analyzes the Big 12's defections to the NFL draft to date.