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Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Big 12 lunchtime links
By Jake Trotter
for Nebraska coach Bo Pelini.
Charlie Strong was introduced
as Texas' new coach
passed his first test
, in the opinion of the Dallas Morning News' Tim Cowlishaw. Strong isn't Mack Brown, writes the paper's Chuck Carlton, but he can
still make an impression
Strong's hiring is the first step in
changing the culture
in Austin, writes the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Mac Engel. Strong talked about
being tough and winning championships
, which is exactly what Texas fans wanted to hear. One prominent Texas booster, however,
wasn't pleased with the hire
Iowa State is bringing Mark Mangino back to the Big 12
to be its offensive coordinator
. The Des Moines Register's Bryce Miller calls the hire coach Paul Rhoads'
first win of 2014
. The paper's Randy Peterson said Mangino was
as good a get
as Iowa State could have hoped for.
The Cyclones had some
other staff changes
Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk
for the NFL Draft.
picked up a commitment
from a four-star
. Bob Stoops said he
what former players think. Stoops
will not be interviewing
with the Cleveland Browns after all, and says his
full intention is to stay
at Oklahoma. The Sooners had
two players named
to the FWAA Freshman All-America Team.
West Virginia QB Clint Trickett told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Stephen J. Nesbitt he has
no regrets about transferring
from Florida State, even though the Seminoles just won the national title.