Links: Geno Smith comments clarified
August, 14, 2013
By Jake Trotter | ESPN.com
I feel like it's going to be a challenge coming up with compelling intros every day for the lunch links:
- West Virginia offensive tackle Quinton Spain said former quarterback Geno Smith was a good leader, and that the media "twisted" earlier comments into something else. The Mountaineers have linebackers to spare, writes Dave Hickman of the Charleston Gazette. A West Virginia assistant wants to lure Florida recruits to Morgantown.
- Charlie Weis has changed Kansas' autograph policy, reports the Kansas City Star's Rustin Dodd. Weis singled out the stars to the Lawrence Journal-World's Matt Tait so far through fall camp. The Topeka Capital-Journal's Evan Meek details the recruitment of offensive tackle Pearce Slater. Quarterback Jake Heaps is getting a second chance at Kansas.
- David Irving must adjust to new home at defensive tackle, in the opinion of the Ames Tribune's Bobby La Gesse. The Des Moines Register also featured Irving.
- The Kansas State defensive line is relying on new faces, writes Tony Adame of the Wichita Eagle. Former K-State standout Andre Coleman is happy to be back in Manhattan coaching receivers.
- Oklahoma defensive end D.J. Ward had his spleen removed, and is expected to miss six weeks. Corey Nelson says better defensive line play will help the linebackers, according to The Oklahoman. Freshman running back Alex Ross is taking ownership of Adrian Peterson's No. 28 jersey, writes the Tulsa World's Eric Bailey.
- Former Texas wide receiver Cayleb Jones is transferring to Arizona. Trey Hopkins is emerging as a key to the Texas offensive line.
- The Dallas Morning News' Ryan Osborne compared quarterback Casey Pachall to every quarterback on TCU's schedule. The paper also featured game-by-game predictions for the Horned Frogs.
- The Dallas Morning News also unveiled its preview of Texas Tech, and offensive lineman Jared Kaster can't get enough of Duck Dynasty.
- Young running backs Shock Linwood and Devin Chafin are hoping to deepen the Baylor backfield.
- The Tulsa World's Jimmie Tramel thinks the Cowboys have the firepower to break school records again. Oklahoma State is fighting through the preseason grind, writes The Oklahoman's John Helsley.
- Athlon offers its Big 12 freshmen to watch.