Big 12 lunchtime links
January, 6, 2014
By Jake Trotter | ESPN.com
If you were away from the Internet all weekend, you have to watch, "when Alabama fans attack."
- Sunday, Texas finally announced its new coach, Louisville's Charlie Strong. The Dallas Morning News' Chuck Carlton explores why the Longhorns chose Strong, who parted Louisville on good terms, according to the Louisville Courier. The Austin American-Statesman's Cedric Golden breaks down the Strong hire.
- The Houston Chronicle lists 10 facts to know about Strong; the Dallas Morning News does the same and compiles national reaction on the hire.
- Blue-chip QB commitment Jerrod Heard says he's still solid to Texas with Strong's hire. "Strong Horns" shirts are already on sale.
- Despite the bowl loss, Baylor is poised for continued success, writes the Waco Tribune-Herald's John Werner.
- Leadership was evident among the Oklahoma players in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, according to the Tulsa World's John E. Hoover. Blue-chip running back Joe Mixon could make a splash with the Sooners next season, according to The Oklahoman's Jason Kersey.
- Oklahoma State early-enrolling freshman QB Mason Rudolph has eyes on the starting job, he tells the Tulsa World's Kelly Hines. The Cowboys are still in the mix for a couple of highly touted recruits from Louisiana, reports The Oklahoman's Gina Mizell, who also offers five burning questions for the Cowboys for the 2014 season.
- According to the Des Moines Register, Iowa State might have another vacancy on the coaching staff.
- Kansas' recruiting class is heavy on defensive backs, reports the Lawrence Journal-World's Matt Tait.
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BIG 12 SCOREBOARD
Final Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
Final Marshall 52 Northern Illinois 23 Final Navy 17 San Diego State 16
Final Central Michigan 48 Western Kentucky 49 Final Fresno State 6 Rice 30
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
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