Big 12's lunch links
January, 14, 2014
By Max Olson | ESPN.com
Omaha! Omaha! Omaha! Sorry, couldn't help myself. On to the links:
- Oklahoma State has signed four early enrollees, including QB Mason Rudolph. Coaching connections helped OSU land (and hold onto) Tyreek Hill.
- Oklahoma takes the No. 1 spot in these very early 2014 Big 12 predictions, with Baylor and Kansas State rounding out the top three.
- What Texas is gaining and OSU is losing in offensive line coach Joe Wickline. Check out the incentives in Charlie Strong's contract. Texas is forking over big money for Strong in 2014.
- Departing defensive backs coach Duane Akina left his mark on Texas. The Longhorns' former defensive tackles coach decommitted from USC and chose Alabama on Monday.
- Baylor landed some big-time early enrollees and a defensive end returns after sitting out 2013.
- Quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the son of Pat Mahomes, leads a promising backfield of incoming freshmen for Texas Tech. This year's Super Bowl is guaranteed to include a former Red Raider.
- Mark Mangino will make $350,000 in his first season as Iowa State's new OC.
- The 2014 NFL draft will have an unprecedented number of early entrants, but just three from the Big 12 so far.
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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
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
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
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State