Big 12 lunchtime links
October, 21, 2013
By Max Olson | ESPN.com
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- Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy will not name a starting quarterback until Saturday. Here are some midseason grades for the Pokes. John Helsley of The Oklahoman offers three things we do and don't know about OSU.
- Oklahoma's run defense is still a work in progress. The Sooners finally got a chance to use Lacoltan Bester's arm. Special teams proved to be the momentum-changer at Kansas.
- Baylor hits the top-10 trifecta after a weekend full of upsets. Hard to not give the Bears a bunch of A's on this week's report card. The Bears are now No. 1 in the Dallas Morning News' Best of Texas poll.
- Texas QB David Ash will not return from his concussion to take on TCU. Co-offensive coordinator Major Applewhite talks up the progress Texas' offense has made.
- Kansas finds a potential two-way weapon in JaCorey Shepherd. Charlie Weis wants to build off the power rushing his team executed against OU.
- West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen says his team didn't have the will to win against Texas Tech. The Mountaineers' offense disappeared late in the loss.
- The toughest part of Texas Tech's schedule begins now. Tech has found success against its next opponent, Oklahoma, in recent years. Five key developments from the win over WVU.
- Facing its first losing season in nine years, TCU is in need of a reboot, writes Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. We're starting to see some changes from the Frogs offense.
- Iowa State has two big reasons to finish out this season in strong fashion. Paul Rhoads has opened the door for the Sam Richardson-Grant Rohach QB battle.
- Before he was Kansas State's star defensive end, Ryan Mueller owned a landscaping business. K-State players are looking forward to second half of season for a turnaround.
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